Divorce can get pretty ugly, especially if the once-married couple did not end their relationship on a good note. Some divorced couples are able to put aside their feelings to make it work for the sake of their children while others are in constant battle with each other for whatever reasons.
The case of Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛) and ex-husband Wang Xiaofei (汪小菲) has been an interesting one. Things have certainly gone downhill since the ex-lovers announced their separation back in November last year. The entrepreneur agreed to provide spousal maintenance to his former wife but now she’s accusing him of not complying with the agreement.
According to Straits Times, actress Barbie Hsu is apparently accusing her ex-husband Wang Xiaofei of not providing her spousal maintenance or alimony since March earlier this year which has now accumulated to NT$5 million (RM733, 647.64). It’s been reported that the 46-year-old applied to the Taipei District Court for enforcement.
If the 41-year-old is found guilty with the evidence provided then part of his asset in Taiwan, including his hotel could be seized. In response to the accusations, the entrepreneur released a statement through his lawyer to clarify that he has been paying for the alimony as well as child support for their two children. The businessman added that he did not want to pay for additional family expenses and utility bills due to certain reasons.
Wang Xiaofei emphasised his point on Weibo saying that he sees no reason for him to continue paying utility bills for his ex-wife’s home in Taipei now that she has married South Korean musician DJ Koo (구준엽). “I am also paying for the chauffeur and helper, and did not miss a single cent on the children’s school fees and living expenses,” he stated. The father-of-two did not mention if he will take further action against Barbie’s accusations.
Barbie has also yet to respond to her ex-husband’s claims. For your information, the once-married couple did not specify their reasons for their divorce when they first announced it, but the entrepreneur was later accused of having an affair when they were still married. He then denied the allegations.