Celebrity couple Wang Leehom (王力宏) and Lee Jing Lei (李靚蕾) have been making people guess their marriage status for a while now. Although the couple’s agents insist there’s nothing wrong, rumours flying about are saying the opposite.
Netizens are sure the duo have divorced, or have been on the verge of divorcing for quite a while. There were rumours in June when fans noticed the couple’s Instagrams stopped featuring each other. Not much has changed since then, however, fans are certain they’ve discovered the reason for the supposed divorce.
After rumours abounded in June, neither party confirmed or denied the split. So, things eventually died down. However, recently, Taiwanese media Mirror Weekly announced that Leehom and Jing Lei have apparently completed the procedures for divorce. They supposedly have officially ended their marriage of eight years.
The growing distance between the two had been very noticeable. When Leehom first married Jing Lei in 2013, the duo were openly affectionate with one another. Whether it was during events or when taking photos, the couple always looked sweet and still in-love. However, they stopped being featured on each other’s Instagram in 2019, which was a red flag to many fans.
Some say that the duo apparently planned to divorce in 2016, after they had their second child. However, Jing Lei was pregnant with their third child by then, so they supposedly postponed the divorce. Additionally, Jing Lei supposedly posted a cryptic post on Weibo in October last year (2020). “The journey is (at an) end,” she wrote and many fans thought she was implying their marriage was over.
Many know that Leehom has been busy with work while Jing Lei has been looking after the kids. However, even with time and distance spent apart, the two seemingly have no intention of meeting up. In September, Leehom was seen having a gathering with friends, while Jing Lei met up with her own group. Additionally, people noted that Leehom’s Instagram features less of his kids and more of his parents.
So, what happened to their eight-year marriage? According to insider sources, a conflict between Leehom’s mother and Jing Lei may be to blame. Apparently, his mother used to manage his income. However, once Jing Lei came into the picture, she insisted on intervening. This apparently did not sit well with them.
Additionally, Jing Lei has tried to help Leehom manage his career. Unfortunately, things did not work out. She apparently missed out on acting opportunities because she didn’t understand the rules of the entertainment industry. There were also allegedly issues thanks to her strong personality.
Leehom’s agent has responded to the issue, saying, “To my understanding, there is no divorce.” However, the couple themselves have been tight lipped about the matter. So far, no one will admit that they are facing problems in their marriage, nor have they come forward to deny it.
Well, if the couple has yet to split, perhaps they may be working something out. We sure hope so! After all, it would be a shame to throw away the eight years you spent with the supposed love-of-your-life, right?
Update (Wednesday, 15th December 2021, 3.30pm):
Regretfully, Leehom announced the divorce officially in the afternoon. The singer posted the news on Weibo, and pleaded for privacy. “In these years of marriage, I have done too much, and I feel regretful,” he wrote. “Now we have different ideas and plans for the future lifestyle, so we decide to live separately.” However, Leehom insists they are still a family, although they live apart. It’s sad, but it is their choice. We wish them well in the next chapter of their life.