Everything has gone downhill for the once esteemed singer, ever since his former wife Lee Jing Lei (李靚蕾) exposed his many affairs. Leehom has been trying to defend himself at every turn, and others have been helping, such as his dad. And although Leehom still has a few people in his corner, like Meme Tian (田朴珺), the singer has bowed out with an apology. Clearly, he isn’t the only one who’s tired as Jing Lei has called for a ceasefire too.
It has been a few days since Jing Lei called her husband out for everything he’s done to her. Leehom has been trying to supress the news and calm the situation down, but it hasn’t exactly worked out well. In fact, there are rumours that Leehom asked for help in managing his ex-wife’s shocking exposé. However, according to Taiwanese radio host Clara Chou (周玉蔻), his PR tactics have failed him this time. A certain bigshot in the entertainment scene apparently told him that it was impossible as Jing Lei had personally made the announcement.
Although many have sided with Jing Lei, the “Empresses in the Palace (后宫·甄嬛传)” actress Meme has apparently thrown her towel in with Leehom. Her WeChat message regarding the issue was recently released on Weibo. Needless to say, it angered netizens. Meme condemned Jing Lei’s exposition of her husband’s affairs claiming it was shameful to betray him.
“I am very curious why such a highly educated woman has to stay at home to be a full time housewife?” Meme wrote. “Aren’t all artists fickle in love? Otherwise, where do you think the inspiration comes from? Men aren’t saints.” She strongly indicated that Jing Lei should have expected it, as she married an artist. Aside from that, Meme also addressed those siding with Jing Lei. “Do you dare become friends with someone like this?” she asked. “A woman that truly has a strong heart doesn’t need to use revenge to show their strength. Be kinder, god will see.”
Many felt Meme only sympathised with Leehom as she had once been a mistress to Chinese businessman Wang Shi. There were rumours she led to Wang Shi divorcing his previous wife before marrying her. However, her support may be unnecessary. Yesterday (20th December), Leehom apologised to his ex-wife on his socials.
Leehom has supposedly realised he’s in the wrong and is claiming full responsibility for his actions. He’s also prepared to make it up to Jing Lei and his kids by being there for them, although they are now divorced. Since the apology, Jing Lei has been quiet on her socials too. When questioned by the media about her next move, she briefly replied: “I won’t sue anymore.” Apparently, Jing Lei has declared the feud over.
This has been, in our opinion, by far, the messiest divorce of the year. It has left many disappointed and shaken, but at the very least, it’s over. Netizens too can’t take anymore heartache as they were seen pleading with Brunei actor Wu Chun (吴尊) to keep his family together.
Hopefully we’ll be able to end the year without any more heartaches. Save those for 2022, please!
For those curious to know the full scandal, check it out here.