Singer Faye Wong announced on Sept 13 that she has divorced her second husband, former actor turned businessman, Li Yapeng. They had been married for eight years. Fans reposted her Sina Weibo micro blog announcement more than 100,000 times in the first hour.
China Daily reports that the post read: "Our destiny as husband and wife ends here. I'm well. You take care, too." The 44-year-old pop diva also attached a smiling emoticon. Li later confirmed the news on his micro blog, posting: "I wanted a family, but you are a legend. I miss the good days we spent together over thepast 10 years."
The 41-year-old also said their daughter Li Yan will live with him, and there are no disputes over property issues because they have remained financially independent since they wed. Li also said: "I still love you like I did before. Letting go is the only thing I can do for you now. I hope you are happy."
The posts received 200,000 comments and more than 700,000 reposts. Traditional media are also abuzz. CCTV cited an anonymous source on its official micro blog, saying the couple had signed a divorce agreement in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, where Li was born.
China's largest and most-used Internet portal, Tencent, also released photos of Wong arriving at Beijing International Airport around midnight on Sept 13. The reports said Wong looked tired and sad.