Fans were worried for Selina Jen when the S.H.E singer announced last Friday that she will be divorcing her husband of 4 years, Richard Chang.
Earlier this week, Selina took to Facebook to update her fans on her situation, assuring them that she is doing just fine. In the post, she credits jogging for helping her to deal with her marital woes. The singer described how this was her first jog in a long time and although she was tempted to give up, she persevered until she ran up a bridge and let out a long sigh.
“In that moment, I felt the stress and emotions leave my body all at once, like a volume of air stuck in my abdomen that gets let out as a huge burp, and then the world appeared brighter,” Selina wrote. The singer also took time to snap some beautiful floral pictures and the scenery along her route.
Towards the end of her jog, friends and family were not far from her thoughts. She recalled, “On the way home, my heart was full of gratitude. On this journey, my family, Hebe, Ella, my friends, and Richard never let me face anything alone no matter how the scenery changed.”
The 34-year-old pop star concluded her post with a motivational assurance saying, “I’m a fortunate person, I’ve got my armour on and I will keep running!”
In separate Facebook posts, both Selina and Richard blamed themselves and their personality differences for the unexpected breakup. Selina wrote that they were “really unhappy as man and wife”, thus the necessary divorce. Meanwhile, Richard echoed that the two would be happier as close friends or siblings as they had very little in common as a married couple.
She is a connoisseur of food and travel, while he is a workaholic, Richard wrote. “She likes to watch variety shows and dramas. I am locked into news and sports channels. Slowly we became parallel lines. In this broken marriage, I lost a wife but gained a sister who is closer to me than my own sister. Please don’t feel sorry for us. We are happier being siblings.”
Selina’s record company, HIM International Music, has since issued a statement clarifying that there was no third party involved in the divorce, and neither did their separation have anything to do with fertility problems.