Since Wang Leehom revealed that he got married on November 27, the world has been eager to learn more about his wife, 27-year-old Columbia University student, Lee Jinglei.
With Leehom’s marriage has been the hottest gossip topic over the last week, speculations quickly got out of hand.
From initial rumors that Jinglei may be already pregnant, recent reports bordered on tarnishing Jinglei’s reputation.
The media dug aggressively into her past, producing photos of a teenage Jinglei alongside Leehom ten years ago, hoping to produce a timeline as to when the couple first started dating.
Although Jinglei had erased content from her social media account before getting married, photos of Jinglei at friends’ gatherings remained on the Internet.
She was described as a “wild girl” and rumors also painted Jinglei as enjoying a nightclub and materialistic lifestyle, and claimed that she was engaged to another man in February 2013.
Leehom’s manager responded that the rumors are false and said they damaged Jinglei’s reputation and bordered on attacking her personally. In a press statement released today, Lee Hom vowed to protect Jinglei against the slander.
He will pursue legal action if false reports surrounding Jinglei continue to be circulated by the press or online: “Getting married is a joyous milestone. I received many well wishes from fans and friends recently. First, I have to thank everyone. Regarding the false rumors that have been circulating online or by the media, this has affected my family’s life. If these false rumors are reported before they are verified, my management company must seek legal means. Thank you.”
After getting married and celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday with his parents, Leehom is currently in New York enjoying time spent with his family.
Yesterday, he went skiing with his two brothers.
The last week has been a throwback to his whirlwind music tours around the world, allowing the family bonding time that Leehom has missed for many years.
On December 3, Leehom returned to work and was in New York City to film a commercial for HTC mobile phones.