Ke Lingling
Born1951 (age 72–73)
Puning, Guangdong
(m. 1979; div. 1982)

Ke Lingling[a] (born 1951; Chinese: 柯玲玲; pinyin: kē líng líng; also known as Ke Xiaoming (柯小明, kē xiǎo míng)) is the former wife of Xi Jinping, the current General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (also known as the paramount leader). She is from Puning, Guangdong, and is the daughter of former Chinese diplomat Ke Hua.[1]

Personal life

In 1979, Ke Lingling married Xi Jinping, but their life philosophy differed. Ke wanted to move to the UK, where her father at this time served as ambassador, but Xi refused to accompany her. In 1982, they divorced, ending three years of marriage; they had no children. After they divorced, Ke immigrated to the UK.[2]


  1. ^ In this Chinese name, the family name is Ke.


  1. ^ 王淨文 (4 July 2018). "揭祕 七常委背後的女人 三人最神祕 一人離奇" [Demystifying the woman behind the Seventh Standing Committee, three people are most mysterious, one person is strange]. New Epoch Weekly (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 15 January 2021.
  2. ^ "兩次婚姻 與前妻天天爭吵" [Two marriages and daily quarreling with ex-wife]. Apple Daily (in Chinese). 25 October 2011. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017.((cite news)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)