E-commerce billionaire Jack Ma a witness for Angelababy's wedding?

Billionaire Jack Ma may act as a witness for the wedding between actors Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy, which will be held at Shanghai Exhibition Center on Oct 8.
Billionaire Jack Ma may act as a witness for the wedding between actors Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy, which will be held at Shanghai Exhibition Center on Oct 8. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

SHANGHAI • E-commerce billionaire Jack Ma is to actors Huang Xiaoming and Angelababy's wedding what icing is to cake, probably.

China's second-richest man may act as a witness at the star-studded nuptials, which will be held at Shanghai Exhibition Center today, says NetEase website, citing unnamed sources.

If he does, he will be one more VIP at what promises to be China entertainment's wedding of the year. Mr Wang Sicong, son of China's richest man, real estate mogul Wang Jianlin, will be a groomsman alongside actor Wu Jing, classical piano star Li Yundi and Taiwanese singer Edison Lin, says the report.

Actresses Li Bingbing and Ni Ni are among the bridesmaids.

Huang, who is No. 5 on the Forbes China Celebrity List, has said he will toss the bridal bouquet to his friend and guest, actress Fan Bingbing, who is No. 1 on the list.

But Li Bingbing has threatened to spoil Fan's party, saying: "I'm going to wear a pair of sports shoes to jump the highest and catch the flowers."

Huang, 37, and Angelababy, 26, obtained marriage certificates in May in his native Qingdao.

She was born in Shanghai, which is why they are having the ceremony in the city, say reports.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 08, 2015, with the headline 'Jack Ma a witness for Angelababy's wedding?'. Print Edition | Subscribe