It is not easy to break-off a relationship, especially if it was a decade-long!
The golden couple of the Hong Kong entertainment industry Alex Fong (方力申) and Stephy Tang (鄧麗欣) ended their high-profile relationship on their 10th anniversary this year.
In their official statement released by their respective agencies, they said, “The decision was made after careful consideration, breaking up is the best option. The couple thank each other for the care and support over the past 10 years. In work, the 2 are still good partners and they still remain good friends”.
Singer-turned-actress Stephy even took to her Weibo account to offer further clarification about their breakup due to the rumours (such as supposed a third party involvement) that have been circulating around.
“Alex is one of the best men I have ever known. I do not have the blessing to be with him until old age. I ask everyone not to make any assumptions. There was no third party involved. We did not do anything to hurt each other,” she wrote.
Ironically, the duo co-starred in a romance film last November called “Anniversary (紀念日)” and played lovers of 10 years who broke up at the end because they grew apart.
When asked if the movie had anything to do with their breakup, Alex stated in an interview that they didn’t want their fans to think that they were using breakup rumours to promote the film.
“When we hit our 10-year anniversary, we decided that it was best to break things off. It was a peaceful split. Us splitting had nothing to do with marriage. It took us over a week to make this decision,” he said.
Being onscreen and offscreen lovers can be tough as their personal lives are on constant watch by both the fans and the media. We wish the duo all the best and hope that they’ll recover from their breakup soon.