If your relationship lasts longer than a few years, most would assume that your relationship is bound to last all through marriage. But it has been proven that even the longest lasting relationships can eventually break off.
Chinese actress Tong Liya (佟丽娅) and actor Chen Sicheng (陈思诚) recently announced their divorce. The decision shocked the entertainment world but delighted fans who said Tong’s decision was “long overdue”.
The announcement arrived this morning (20th May) via social media. Chen posted photos of Tong and their five-year-old son Duoduo. He captioned the photos with “From 2011 to 2020, the story ended. You will always be the ones I love the most, I will guard you with a different identity now.” Tong responded to the post with, “I had a worthwhile time and am looking forward to the future. Thank you.” The couple’s ten year relationship seemingly ended on a good note, as they both were amiable with each other.
The announcement was surprising as 20th May is China’s unofficial Valentine’s Day. The date ‘520’ sounds similar to the phrase “I love you” in Mandarin. However, fans cheered Tong on as the couple’s divorce has been long since anticipated. The two met in 2011 and later married in 2014. Initially, their marriage was smooth sailing, but in 2017, earthshattering news threatened it. It was revealed that Chen had been having affairs with other women. Although Tong forgave her husband, the two have finally decided to part ways.
“Congratulations on becoming single!” one comment read. “You are free to choose any fresh meat you want now.” Another jubilantly posted, “Congratulations to (Tong)! I feel like breaking out the gongs and fireworks to celebrate.” Others chose to snub Chen saying, “Tong Liya is finally free” and “People who are not loyal to (their) marriage will get retribution“.
Divorces can be messy and at the very least, the two did not part on bad terms. Hopefully Chen cleans up his act while Tong faces the future. We wish the duo well on their next chapter in life!