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Faye Wong announced her shocking divorce from Li Yapeng on Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter, on Sept 13 evening.
Speculation also centres on the reason of split-up.
SINGER Faye Wong’s eight-year marriage with actor-turned-businessman Li Yapeng has ended, but the speculation about why they split up and what she will do next is just beginning.
Hong Kong’s Oriental Daily News quoted sources speaking of a comeback for Wong, 44, who has not released a new record since she married Li, 41.
The sources also denied talk that Wong, a known devout Buddhist, would become a nun and practise her faith at Sakya Monastery in Tibet.
They said the Chinese star is not likely to leave her two daughters – Jingtong, 16, by first husband, musician Dou Wei, and Yan, seven, by Li – and is more likely to return soon to work.
Oriental said it found the star getting retail therapy in Hong Kong more than a week ago. She was alone and looking at the latest winter wear.
She was said to have met the Karmapa Lama in India and prayed for calmness, just before going to Urumqi, Xinjiang (China) – where Li was born and where the couple registered their marriage – to get a divorce last Friday.
She dropped the bombshell on fans on Weibo that evening, ending her message – “Our destiny as husband and wife ends here. I’m fine, you take care too” – with a smiley.
But late that night, she looked a forlorn figure, landing in her native Beijing without Li. She left the airport in a van with his former agent Ma Xia, and the vehicle, chased by reporters in cars, had to stop twice, Oriental said.
Hounded by photographers, she sat in silence in the back of the van and did not hide from cameras. Her eyes seemed red and swollen, the newspaper said.
Wong, who had arrived at the airport around 11.15pm, did not reach her home with Li at Green Park Villas until 12.30am.
Meanwhile, photos of Li have gone viral, along with stories of his supposed affairs.
In one picture, he is drinking and smoking with friends including singer Yang Kun. In another photo, Li is sitting next to a woman, who is said to be a florist.
Some reports seized on a quote last year, when Li was asked about the seven-year itch in an interview and answered: “If I have it, can I tell you?”
But actress Carina Lau, a close friend of Wong’s, dismissed the speculation. She said she had known of the couple’s decision for some time, but had hoped they would have a change of heart. “For it to come to this, I’m as sad as everyone else.”
She said Li had not been unfaithful, adding: “Everyone should stop spreading hearsay, it’s unfair to him.”
She said: “I know he worked hard to maintain the marriage, but when your personalities clash, there’s nothing you can do.” – The Straits Times, Singapore/Asia News Network
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