Ma Yashu cashes in again with marriage
Chinese actress Ma Yashu (馬雅舒), ex-wife of The Little Tigers’ (小虎隊) Nicky Wu (吳奇隆), has got her hands on an Australian billionaire.
She was married on Sunday in her hometown of Kunming in Yunnan province.
Her hubby, James Robert Hayes, is a high-level executive of a video game software company and reportedly has assets worth over US$1 billion.
Hayes applied for a divorce in 2008, after he met Ma in late 2007.
The 34-year-old actress first came to public attention when she and Wu, who was a member of the popular boy band The Little Tigers, from Taiwan, registered their marriage at the end of 2006.
However, after a short honeymoon period, rumors of their breakup made headlines as the two seldom spent time together due to their “busy working schedules.”
Ma was spotted dating other men several times, while Wu is said to have remained loyal and never publicly criticized his former love.
Finally, distraught by Ma’s repeated betrayals, Wu decided to divorce her last year and paid her alimony of around NT$42 million (US$1.3 million), plus six houses he owned.
Good luck and prosperity to the happy pair!