It’s official. Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛) and her husband Wang Xiaofei (汪小菲) have confirmed the breaking of their 10-year relationship. It’s a little sad that something which lasted for so long ended this way. Unfortunately however, fans know its been a long time coming.
Rumours of the couple’s divorce started circulating when netizens noticed Wang had removed all traces of Barbie from his Douyin. Although Barbie had announced her intention to divorce her husband in June, close parties had denied it. Regretfully, it seems they had just been posturing.
While the couple had been happily married with two kids, time and distance took a toll on their relationship. Wang was often away from Taiwan due to work and Barbie was firmly settled with the kids. Things got worse when Wang belittled Taiwan on Weibo, angering the actress. That may have also been the breaking point as shortly after the outburst on Weibo, Barbie announced she was divorcing Wang.
Those close to the duo assured people it wasn’t true, including Barbie’s mother. She opined that her daughter had spoken in anger and that she wouldn’t divorce her husband; they still had two kids after all. Netizens also assumed things were smoothed over as Wang travelled back to Taiwan in September. Many thought he had done so to celebrate his wife’s birthday. Unfortunately, it was actually to discuss the divorce.
Wang had informed netizens that things were fine between the two. However, in hindsight, things were clearly not well with the couple. Even after Wang travelled back to Taiwan to be with his family, the couple did not post any photos together. Wang’s mother Zhang Lan (張蘭) also hinted at the strife when she liked comments discussing the breaking relationship between the couple.
According to Mirror Media (鏡週刊), the “Meteor Garden” actress formally filed for a divorce in early November. The couple have also hired lawyers to handle the procedures. Currently, they are distributing their assets worth 600 million yuan between them. The two are also discussing child custody for their daughter, Hsi-Yueh and son, Xi Lin.
Barbie and Wang celebrated their 10th anniversary in March this year. Wang wrote a message to his wife on Weibo, wishing for another 10 happy years with her. Sadly, it will never be true now.
Hopefully, the duo will be able to divorce peacefully with minimal fuss. It isn’t an ending anyone would have dreamed for the two, but it is what it is. We wish the formal couple all the best as they move on from the relationship.