A Chinese and African married couple from a village near Dandong, Liaoning province, China, has become quite a hit in the country months after they began live-streaming parts of their every day life.
Zou Qianshun and his 27-year-old wife, Sandra, attracted more than 20,000 followers in just a month since they began broadcasting, according to Beijing Youth Daily via South China Morning Post.
The idea to live-stream their daily life came when their cross-cultural marriage began to attract lots of attention from the people in their village.
“Viewers have so many questions and are even curious about our most private life, which is a bit too much, but we try to satisfy their requests if they are related to cooking, recreation or work,” the 43-year-old husband said.
Their love story began three years ago when Zou was in Cameroon. There he met Sandra, who was running a hair salon at the time. They fell in love right after that.
The couple then tied the knot in Cameroon last year in March. After the ceremony, they decided to return to China and live there. They now have a son together — 4-month-old baby boy, Daniel.
On their live broadcasts, people usually ask questions like how they handle the age gap in their relationship as well as how they handle the hurdles that come with interracial relationships. Some were even curious and asked if they are truly in love.
As said in the report, Zou communicates with his wife in French, but Sandra has already adapted the life in the village that she even picked up some of Liaoning dialect. Interestingly enough, she has also learned to fuel the stove by using corn stalks.
Before leaving for China, Sandra’s family expressed their worry about their daughter if Zou’s family will treat her better and if she wouldn’t have a hard time living in China. But it turns out, this isn’t actually a problem for the couple, as well as the in-laws.
In fact, Zou’s mother has only praise for her daughter-in-law. According to the report, she said that Sandra is “smart, pretty, loving and capable.”
Worried that their viewers may soon lose interest in their lives, Zou plans to only stream for a short period before retiring from the limelight.
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