What fans have to say about Vanness Wu and Arissa Cheo's public spat

6 January 2015 / 1 year 9 months ago

When Taiwanese actor-singer Van Ness Wu married his Singaporean wife Arissa Cheo in November 2013, their wedding was described as a fairy tale.

The couple, who had been dating on and off for seven years, even had two big wedding bashes, in California and at the St Regis Hotel in Singapore.

But if social media relations between the two are anything to go by, the dream wedding looks like it has become a bit of a nightmare. The duo appears to be having some sort of an online spat on Instagram, and it has been widely reported on several news outlets.

Ms Cheo's Instagram account has been set to private since the debacle. She and her husband have also stopped following each other's accounts.

However, netizens are still commenting furiously over the incident, reports The New Paper.

A sample of the comments: "If Van Ness is a celebrity who keeps up false pretences, then just accept that he's fake. After all, how many celebrities are the real deal?"

"For Van Ness to marry this kind of wife (who will badmouth him like that in public), I feel so sorry for him."

"Why did they get married in the first place?"

This is not the first time the couple have had a public spat.

In April last year, both changed the names for their Instagram accounts and stopped posting pictures and updates about each other, sparking rumours that their marriage was on the rocks. Ms Cheo also posted cryptic comments hinting at trouble in their relationship.

Messages she put up included: "The biggest mistake I have made in my life is letting people stay in my life far longer than they deserve" and "Don't stress over s*** you can't change", prompting fans to ask about their relationship.

In that same month, the couple were the focus of a romantic feature in the April issue of Prestige magazine, which they gave an exclusive interview to.

In the feature, each sang the praises of the other. Wu said that what he loves most about his wife is her "fierce but gentle and yet so giving" heart and Ms Cheo said that she loved him for his "giving heart and childlike innocence".

Wu said in the feature: "I had the ring for a good one year before I proposed. I always knew it would be for her."

The couple took a pragmatic approach to the ups and downs of a love story.

Ms Cheo said: "People also have this idealistic view of love. But we have to remember that love is not perfect."

Wu reiterated: "Which is why during the wedding, we shared this quote with everyone: 'Love is not about loving the perfect person, but loving the imperfect person perfectly.'"

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