MAY 2013

Zhou Xun and Archie Kao meet in Hong Kong and start dating. Chinese website NetEase reports that "language is their biggest barrier". Zhou's English has improved significantly since.

MAY 2014

The couple goes public with their relationship. Zhou posts a photo of them on her official Weibo page with the caption: "This is Archie, please look after us."

JULY 2014

They hold a "surprise" wedding ceremony during Zhou's benefit concert in Hangzhou.

On stage, she says she has played brides in some movies, but "this time, there's finally a Zhou Xun version". At a private party that night, she reportedly tells friends that she and Kao are trying for a child.


Dressed in T-shirts and jeans, they officially register their marriage at the Hangzhou Citizen Centre in Zhejiang province. They reportedly fly to the US for a honeymoon the day after.


In an interview with Sina.com, Kao says they have a common hobby in "staying at home to watch movies and drink wine". He adds: "When we're in Beijing, her parents stay with us and her mother's a great cook. My mum never treats Zhou Xun like a superstar."

LOOKING GOOD: Hollywood actor Archie Kao with his wife, Chinese actress Zhou Xun, in a promotional photo for H&M's Chinese New Year 2015 campaign. PHOTO COURTESY OF H&M


Swedish retail chain H&M makes them the faces of its Chinese New Year 2015 campaign (above). The Chinese New Year collection is now exclusively available in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. Zhou says in a press release: "I am very happy to be in H&M's Chinese New Year campaign together with Archie."