Taiwanese singer-songwriter R. Chord (Ho-hsien, 谢和弦) hasn’t had the easiest of relationships. He previously married Keanna Taiyh only for it to go down in flames after she reported him for using drugs. Afterwards, Chord dated and married online streamer Liya (Chen Xiangni, 陳緗妮).
Things went well… at least until there was more trouble in paradise. Liya accused Chord of cheating on her with musician Maxine Chi (祈錦鈅). The accusation had been the straw which broke the camel’s back.
Maxine had addressed the situation on her socials, denying the claim. “I don’t know why she suddenly (accused) me out of (nowhere),” Maxine wrote. “I don’t even know R. Chord?” Maxine explained she had initially thought it wasn’t anything serious, however she felt the need to clarify things on her end. “I, Maxine have never been a (mistress) and I don’t want to be one,” she stated. She also demanded proof of the accusation, and told Liya to apologise if she didn’t have any proof.
Liya technically did apologise for the issue on 17th February. She claimed she was sorry for misunderstanding the messages between Maxine and R. Chord. However, the messages she posted as evidence piqued further curiosity as they showed Maxine flirting with Chord, saying “I really want to sing with you,” and “I rented my own (place), (you’re) welcome to come and play,” as well as, “It’s okay to come late at any time.”
As the duo fell into bickering, it became clear that their marriage of 10 months wasn’t going to stand the test. The couple hinted that they have been going through divorce procedures. However, that wasn’t the only problem the duo faced.
Ex-wife Keanna too decided to complicate matters further by demanding her compensation from the former couple. Keanna had sued the duo last year, claiming that the stress of R. Chord’s affair with Liya had caused her to suffer a miscarriage. R. Chord had supposedly announced his then-new budding relationship with Liya while Keanna had been pregnant.
Keanna firmly stated she didn’t care about their problems, but still wanted her money. “I will let you pay in instalments, and I will call you once a month,” she informed the duo. “Even if you divorce, you still have to pay me together.”
Well, it seems R. Chord is done with dating women. In a Facebook post uploaded today, the singer sarcastically claimed he would be “better off marrying marijuana“. With his love of the drug which got him into trouble with Keanna in the first place, he might just do so.
The couple are supposedly in the midst of finalising their divorce. We’re sure it’s awkward, especially since Liya is still R. Chord’s manager. But, hopefully the former couple can separate peacefully without further damage to one another.