It feels like the explosive divorce scandal between Wang Leehom (王力宏) and Lee Jing Lei (李靚蕾) has been going on since forever. Ever since Jing Lei revealed Leehom’s numerous affairs, it’s been one bomb after another. Not to mention countless others were dragged into their mess, like BY2’s Yumi Bai (孫雨), Leehom’s dad, Kelly Chen and more.
We’re sure Leehom is hoping it dies down soon; he did go underground shortly after he supposedly plagiarised his apology. However, to the surprise of many, Jing Lei too is hoping for things to go back to normal. Yesterday (23rd December), the 33-year-old made a post on her socials to clarify some matters and to apologise for the whole affair.
Jing Lei uploaded three photos to her socials yesterday. Alongside the photos, she added the caption: “I hope this letter can really put an end to the continuous disturbance, so that everyone can return to a peaceful life.” As it turns out, she had written an article to address netizens’ burning questions.
The very first matter she brought up was one many had been asking: “Why not resolve it in private? Why must you be so cruel to the three children’s father?” Jing Lei explained it was not a method she would have chosen, but circumstances forced her hand. “In fact,” she added. “If I hadn’t had (my) three children, it would be really hard to live till today if I faced such a helpless and heart breaking thing.” Jing Lei also stated she had tried everything she could to solve it in private.
Additionally, she made it clear that she is still waiting for a sincere apology from Leehom. She knew some would ask why she had pushed the situation to where it is now for an apology. Jing Lei fended off such questions by answering first. “An apology is very important because if a person has no way of admitting their mistakes and keeps blaming their own mistakes on others, they won’t be willing to repent and won’t be willing to change,” she stated. “I don’t have the slightest resentment towards him, only blessings.”
Jing Lei also explicitly said everything she had done was for the kids. She was concerned about what her children would learn from their behaviour. “If parents pretend to be perfect, children will also think their imperfections are flaws… I shouldn’t continue silently enduring him, his family and friends’ continuous bullying and slander just to shield him,” she wrote. Jing Lei’s main worry was that the kids would be forced to choose between supporting her or Leehom. “I wouldn’t be happy to see either result,” she stated.
Their marriage may be over, but Jing Lei still believes her husband can be a better person. She hopes he will take steps to fix his mistakes and better himself. Jing Lei also brought up why she was no longer suing Leehom or his dad. She had made the announcement after Leehom apologised. Jing Lei claims she had never wanted to sue the family, but felt she had been forced to declare it to protect herself. However, once Leehom had shown he was willing to apologise, she was equally as quick to forgive.
Also, Jing Lei has stated she will not be accepting the house Leehom promised to “gift” to her. She clarified that the issue had never been about the money. “From beginning to end, it was not about wanting money or getting revenge,” she said. Jing Lei believes the judicial system will distribute the assets legally and reasonably, so she has no need to worry. Finally, Jing Lei apologised to the “innocent people being implicated” in this mess. “No matter who it is, everyone has already paid a big price,” she said. Jing Lei also made an apology to the media and netizens for “disturbing their lives“.
Although Jing Lei has hoped to lay the matter to rest, not everyone is happy. A certain Weibo user had something scathing to say. Weibo user “做个小孩007”, who claims to be BY2’s Yumi’s friend implied that Yumi is still deeply affected by Jing Lei’s allegations. Earlier, Jing Lei had claimed that Yumi was one of Leehom’s lovers. The user added that Jing Lei only wanted to stop things now as it was a “favourable place” for her.
However, others are seemingly drawing strength from Jing Lei’s exposé. Actress Yoyo Chen (陈自瑶) was noted to have followed Jing Lei on Weibo. There have been rumours that Yoyo’s husband, Vincent Wong was involved in several affairs with different women. Netizens are now wondering if Yoyo will follow in Jing Lei’s footsteps and crack the issue wide open.
Only time will tell if both Leehom and Jing Lei will be given peace from the scandal. Both are currently still dealing with the fallout and legal matters. Hopefully, the two will be able to move on in their lives and heal from the whole mess.
Catch up with the whole scandal here.