During their marriage, Cecilia Cheung (張栢芝) criticized Nicholas Tse (谢霆锋) as an irresponsible and absent father.
After their divorce, Nicholas saw the boys even less and rarely initiated to spend more time with them.
When Nicholas did happen to be around, he often argued with Cecilia and complained about her parenting skills.
After their split in 2011, Cecilia received custody of their sons, Lucas and Quintus, aged 7 and 4.
To escape from the intrusive Hong Kong paparazzi, Cecilia purchased a luxury home with her own money in Singapore and relocated there with her sons.
Although she has been criticized in taking her sons on vacation while school was still in session, Cecilia is generally regarded as an involved mother.
Leading an active lifestyle with outdoor activities and charity work, Cecilia was often spotted with a beaming face by locals.
Cecilia Upset at Nicholas for Not Seeing Sons Because of Faye
While trying to take care of her sons, Cecilia also hopes to spend more time cultivating her career in Mainland China.
During the filming of reality television show, She’s My Family <明星到我家> in a rural village, Cecilia was hospitalized for acute gastroenteritis on September 14.
Since Nicholas had agreed to see Lucas and Quintus on September 19, Cecilia rushed home to Singapore as she did not want the boys to be disappointed.
However, Nicholas did not visit them as agreed upon. On September 20, Cecilia saw in the news that Nicholas was in Beijing with rekindled flame, Faye Wong (王菲).
Realizing that Nicholas sacrificed time with his sons in order to spend time at Faye’s house, Cecilia broke down and confided her frustrations in former boss, China Star Entertainment’s Tiffany Chan (陳嵐).
Later that day, Cecilia went drinking at a bar and posted the photos on Instagram.
Although Cecilia was smiling, some speculated that she turned to alcohol to drown her mixed feelings over Nicholas and Faye’s reconciliation.
Cecilia and Nicholas Continue to Argue During the height of their divorce crisis in 2011, Cecilia often berated Nicholas in front of the media.
She blamed him as an inattentive husband and father, who chose to play video games for hours when he did not have work.
Living apart three years after their divorce did not minimize their arguments.
According to an insider, Cecilia and Nicholas argued nearly every time they saw each other after the divorce, even in the presence of Lucas and Quintus.
When Lucas and Quintus visited Hong Kong in the summer, Nicholas scolded Cecilia for not taking care of the boys properly, criticizing that the boys looked very skinny.
Nicholas was also upset that 4-year-old Quintus cannot eat nor take a shower by himself and still required assistance.
Nicholas often threatened to take back custody of the boys, which made Cecilia burst into tears.
However, the insider speculated that Nicholas was motivated to do so only because he did not want to pay for child support.
Nicholas’ Mother Favors Faye
Cecilia’s blunt personality not only resulted in frequent disagreements with Nicholas, but her relationship with her former in-laws were not always peaceful.
Nicholas mother, Deborah Li (狄波拉), was initially doubtful over Nicholas marrying Cecilia, but accepted her after Lucas and Quintus were born.
Even after the divorce, Deborah continued to fly to Singapore to visit her grandsons.
However, Deborah may favor Faye Wong more.
When Nicholas was dating Faye in 2000, Deborah and Faye often had meals and deep conversations together.
After Nicholas and Faye reconciled recently, Deborah was stopped by the press for her opinion on Faye.
Although Deborah did not reply, she broke into a brilliant smile and signaled her approval towards Nicholas’ dating choice.