Before Gong Li broke up with Zhang Yimou, she met Huang Hexiang, the Asia Pacific president of British American tobacco, who was the same age as Zhang Yimou, through Hong Kong female writer Liang Fengyi. On February 15, 1996, Gong Li and Huang Hexiang got married. Her friends Anita Mui and Lin Qingxia waited until the ceremony to congratulate them and gave them gifts. In May 2012, Huang Hexiang confirmed that they had been divorced for three years. The reason for the divorce was that they got together less and left more and lived apart for many years.
On May 15, 2019, French electronic musician Jean Michel Jarre arrived in Cannes, and Gong Li went to the airport to pick up the plane. They held hands hand in hand during the whole journey, full of sweetness.