Taiwan's S.H.E singer Selina Jen has made her first public appearance since the shocking announcement that she was getting a divorce from lawyer Richard Chang.
According to Asian Pop News, on March 10, Selina held a brief press conference to respond on her divorce.
Their separate announcements made on Friday (March 4) took many fans and media by surprise, and tabloids played up rumours of Chang having an affair and alleged that the couple had a sexless marriage.
Jen had a high-profile relationship with Chang, who openly declared her love for her during one of her concerts.
She spoke to reporters:
“I am meeting everyone at my first job after my status change. I want to let you know that I have not slimmed down like a paper and I did not cry the entire time.
"We thought about it very thoroughly before we made this decision.
"Although I was psychologically prepared, I still felt a little pressurised and emotional.
"For the past few days, I was at home most of the time and could not help thinking, why did our marriage come to this? If I did something better at some aspect, would it have a different ending?"
Despite all the media scrutiny, the 34-year-old said she felt Chang, 43, was undergoing much more pressure than her, and expressed her wish for the media to give him more space.
“I have my recording label to protect me and my friends to accompany me, but Ah Tiong [Richard Chang] is facing it alone. I hope that you will give him space. Both Ah Tiong and I hope to continue our relationship in another way. I know this is difficult, but we will try," she said.
She added: “I blame myself more than I blame him.”
“As a public figure, my wedding had received blessings from everyone. Hence, I felt that I have let myself down as well as everybody as we did not manage our marriage well.
"However, I have received many encouragement and support, and our parents have given us a lot of blessings.”
Selina thanked her bandmates, Hebe Tien and Ella Chen, for lending a listening ear.
Read more about Selina Jen here.