Trust is very important in any relationship. Be it a familial one, a platonic one or even a romantic one, all relationships require a certain amount of trust. Unfortunately, once that is broken, it can be hard to maintain the relationship.
Chinese director Wang Yuelun (王岳伦) was recently seen with another woman at a hotel. This isn’t the first time Wang was caught cheating on his wife, Chinese artist and host Li Xiang (李湘). However, this is the first time it has ended with a divorce announcement. Additionally, Wang apparently took one last pot-shot at his wife and claimed Li cheated on him too!
On 29th November, Wang supposedly went drinking with a group of friends till 3am. Among the group, Wang seemed particularly close with a certain lady. The duo would stand close together while chatting with the others, and at one point, Wang rested his arm across her shoulders. Reports claimed that the duo spent the night together at a hotel and were seen having tea the following day.
After the reports about his latest scandal broke, netizens wondered how Li would respond. After all, he was also photographed with other women twice, once in 2018 and once in 2020. In June 2018, Wang apparently spent 3 hours in a hotel with a woman. When the news broke, he claimed it was nonsense and Li supported him. She also defended Wang during the August 2020 incident, when he was again seen cosying up to other women. This time, Wang insisted he had been framed and the allegations were untrue.
As Stephen King said, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” Apparently, the third time was the final straw for the couple. Early this morning (30th November), Wang declared on Weibo that he had divorced Li. All posts declaring his love to his wife have also been removed from his Weibo.
According to the Chinese director, they ended their 12-year relationship due to “long term disagreements”. “We broke up peacefully in July this year,” he announced. “I (will) still give all my love! I will never forget the marriage of 12 years!” Wang also stated that they will still jointly look after their daughter. Curiously enough, he ended the announcement with: “I also wish Li Xiang and her lover (will) grow old (together).”
Some netizens think Wang was hinting at Li’s infidelity. Others are of the opinion that he was just wishing Li well. Whichever he meant, it is clear Li has already moved on to someone new. The actress and singer did not comment on the issue. However, she did post a photo of a plate of greens. Some took this to mean Li was implying that the two of them were both right and wrong.
Although Wang’s last jab at his wife seems to have double meanings, netizens aren’t too pleased with it. Many have pointed out that Li has never been seen with anyone else, unlike Wang who was accused three times. A few twisted Wang’s final words to his wife back onto him, saying: “Li Xiang (says): let’s bless you and your lover first, (but I) just don’t know. Which one should I bless first?” and “I wish Director Wang and all the people in your mind a happy life.”
The couple initially married in January 2009 and had a daughter later that year, in October. The family became popular in 2013, when Wang and their daughter, Angela participated in the reality show “Where are we going, Dad? (爸爸去哪儿)”.
We wish the former couple well in their journey through life and hope their daughter will not be too badly affected by everything. It can’t be easy watching you parents of 12 years fall out with one another.