Ding Junhui Wife Apple Zhang: Married Life And Kids

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Ding Junhui’s wife, Apple Zhang, as rumored worked as an editor for a magazine before her wedding to the snooker player. The couple is a parent to a beautiful baby girl. 

Regarded as the most successful Asian snooker player of all time, Ding Junhui has kept his private life out of the spotlight. His better half, Apple Zhang, hasn’t made many public appearances in recent years. 

Ding Junhui Pictured With The UK Championship Trophy In 2019
Ding Junhui Pictured With The UK Championship Trophy In 2019 (Source: Instagram)

Despite, a solid career, Ding Junhui is a man who loves to keep himself lowkey. He is active on Instagram but hasn’t shared many pictures with his life partner. He has shared a few snaps of his daughter. 

Recently, the world no.15 crashed out of the Shanghai Masters in round two. Ronnie O’Sullivan eventually won the tournament, defeating Luca Brecel in the finals. 

Ding Junhui Wife, Apple Zhang

Ding Junhui’s wife, Apple Zhang, also known as Yuanyuan Zhang, tied the knot with the snooker player in 2014. 

According to several Chinese media outlets, Apple is part of the second generation of the rich. But these could be just rumors. 

One of the Chinese outlets also said Apple worked as an editor in a magazine in Beijing and met the snooker player during an interview. Junhui revealed he was in a relationship with Apple after the first day of the 2012 Snooker Champions League Finals.

Ding Junhui Shares A Tribute To His Wife, Apple, On Mother's Day In 2020
Ding Junhui Shares A Tribute To His Wife, Apple, On Mother’s Day In 2020 (Source: Instagram)

He also shared that Apple was six years older than him, and he always wanted to date someone older than him. The three-time UK Championship winner also revealed that during the dating stages, he would call Apple “glasses girl” or “Yuan Yuan.”

In a later interview, the Chinese star shared he and Apple had been dating since 2009 but had kept it a secret. Unlike her husband, Apple isn’t very active on social media. 

The Chinese athlete hasn’t shared any pictures of his wife on his Instagram handle and has tried to keep her out of the spotlight. The better half of Ding Junhui also rarely makes public appearances, with a few snaps of them taken at the airport. 

In 2021, the athlete had to cut an isolated figure as he made Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, UK, his home for eight months due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. He said it had been difficult for him to cope without his family, especially his daughter. 

Ding Junhui And Apple Zhang Share One Child 

Ding Junhui and his wife, Apple Zhang, are parents to one child, a daughter named Ding Nuanzhu. Their daughter was born on August 8, 2018, but the snooker player shared the news on his Instagram two months later. 

The snooker legend shared a sweet photo of him holding his newborn. He then shared another photo of his daughter fast asleep with a trophy by her side. 

Ding Junhui Pictured With His Daughter In 2020 Taking A Relaxing Break
Ding Junhui Pictured With His Daughter In 2020 Taking A Relaxing Break (Source: Instagram)

On January 1, 2017, the snooker player showed he wasn’t only a good athlete but also a caring father. He shared an image of him in his dad duties pushing a stroller. 

In recent years, Ding has shared several photos of his daughter holding the cue stick. So, if Nuanzhu does become a snooker player, it shouldn’t come as a shocker.

Sriyukta Pradhananga
Sriyukta Pradhananga

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