On the morning of April 23, Zhao Liying (赵丽颖) and Feng Shaofeng (冯绍峰) took to Weibo to announce their divorce to the public.
Zhao Liying and Feng Shao Feng Confirm Their Separation on Weibo
After two and a half years of marriage, Feng Shao Feng’s Studio announced, “Both Ms. Zhao Liying and Mr. Feng Shaofeng have decided to break up peacefully and end their marriage, and have gone through relevant procedures today. They will continue to assume the responsibilities as parents in the future and raise their child together. They will also accompany the children as they grow up.”
The two got married just less than three years ago on 16 October 2018. Both made a surprise revelation when they shared their marriage certificates on Weibo.
Feng Shao Feng’s Studio cited an amicable break-up and cited their busy work schedules as the reason for their separation. The Studio also acknowledged the wonderful times they have spent together, and affirmed that both still retain mutual respect for each other. Both will have shared custody of their child. They are also grateful for meeting each other and would be now working towards their relationship as friends.
His Studio has also urged fans to refrain from believing false speculations and rumours on the internet. Both parties will not hesitate to seek legal recourse where necessary.
Zhao Liying’s studio also echoed the post made in Feng Shao Feng’s statement.
Following the announcement of their divorce statement, Feng Shaofeng also wrote a post on Weibo, stating: “The days are long, the past has been good. Wishing that the the future will be better. @Zhao Liying.
Zhao Liying also echoed Feng Shaofeng’s sentiments a few hours after his post.
Both Have No Close Professional Relationships
For now, it is understood that Zhao Liying and Feng Shaofeng (Feng Wei) have no close business relationship.
A simple search of the two individuals online reveal that they are associated with different companies. Feng Wei is currently associated with 7 companies and Zhao Liying is associated with 10 companies. The two parties have not served as executives or shareholders in each other’s associated companies.
Netizens React To Their Divorce
For most of the Chinese public, the news of their divorce has came as a shock.
The pair of celebrities first met in 2016 when they filmed for the movie “Monkey King 3.” In the movie, Zhao Liying took on the role of a female ruler while Feng Shaofeng played Tang Sanzang, the Buddhist Monk. Only two months ago, they were spotted hanging out together in Sanya.
In a poll conducted by Sina Entertainment asking netizens how they are reacting to the news, the most polled option are as follows:
A. Shocked, this is too sudden (+829K votes)
B. Since they’ve broken up then let’s wish them all the best on their own paths (+ 227K votes)
C. I want to cry… my OTP has collapsed… (+ 28.4K votes)
D. But, if… I sort of anticipated this coming (+209K votes)
E. They never had a marriage ceremony even up till their date of divorce, that’s regretful (+ 121K votes).
While the news have shocked many especially since the pair divorced even before holding any wedding ceremony, most netizens are also supportive of their decisions.
Top comments from some of Zhao Liying’s fans include:
“Zhao Liying has always been a reasonable and independent person. She will always be her own queen. Respect for her decision. It’s most important for her to be happy, her fans will always be there for her.”
“As long as she’s happy, that’s enough we respect her decision.”
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