Fan Bingbing & Li Chen
In an announcement that rattled Chinese social media site Weibo, actress Fan Bingbing revealed that she and her fiance of two years, Li Chen, have broken up.
“We go through all kinds of goodbyes in life. The love and warmth we gained throughout our relationship will give me strength always. […] We are no longer ‘we’, but we are still ourselves,” wrote the 37-year-old actress on her Weibo page. The post garnered more than 200,000 comments and 750,000 likes in a mere three hours:
On Li Chen’s Weibo page, the 40-year-old actor reveals that him and Fan are “back to friends”, and echoes her statement that “We are no longer ‘we’, but we are still ourselves.”
No specific reason was given for the split. Fan and Li have known each other for more than 10 years, but only started dating when they co-starred in Chinese drama The Empress of China in 2014. Li popped the question to Fan on her 36th birthday in 2017, which garnered tons of publicity.
Since then, the couple have faced some hard times, particularly when Fan’s tax evasion scandal came to light in 2018. The X-Men actress, who is one of China’s highest-paid stars, was fined about S$178 million for using “yin-yang contracts” in order to avoid millions of tax dollars.
While Li stuck by her side during this tough time (he posted on Weibo in October 2018: “No matter how difficult it may be, we will get through this together.”), many netizens noticed that he wasn’t his engagement ring in a video interview, fuelling rumours that the couple had broken up.
Song Hye Kyo & Song Joong Ki
It seems like the dream is over for Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki, also known as the “Song-Song couple”. On Thursday (June 26), Joong-ki’s attonery Park Jae-hyun gave a statement to the press, announcing that the actor has filed for divorce on June 25.
Joong Ki, 33, who is currently starring in the Netflix K-drama series Arthdal Chronicles, gave a statement through his agency Blossom Entertainment, saying: “Rather than criticizing one another and arguing over who is to blame, both of us hope that the divorce process can be wrapped up smoothly. I ask for your understanding that it is difficult to go into details of my personal life. I will try to recover from the wounds and do my best to repay you through good productions as an actor.”
Meanwhile, the 37-year-old actress revealed via her agency that the reason for the divorce is due to “differences in personality”. “Because the two were unable to overcome their differences, they were forced to come to this decision,” her agency states.
Rumours of a divorce started in February this year, when Hye Kyo was spotted not wearing her wedding ring at the airport. The couple first met on the set of their hit TV series Descendants Of The Sun in 2015 and got married in Seoul in October 2017.
Hopefully these other Korean celeb couples can stick it through!
Dakota Johnson & Chris Martin
After almost two years of dating, the Coldplay frontman, 42, and Fifty Shades Of Grey actress, 29, reportedly split in May. The couple, who were even rumoured to be “close to getting engaged” in April, kept their relationship tightly under wraps, opting to stay away from red carpet events.
Chris and Dakota were first spotted in October 2017 having dinner together, and their relationship got serious pretty quickly. They even spent Thanksgiving 2018 with Chris’s ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, who he famously “consciously uncoupled” with back in 2014.
Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk
Earlier last week, it was announced that Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk had decided to split after spending four years together. This came amid suspicions of a breakup as the couple has not been seen together since February.
The pair, who have been notably very private about their relationship, have a two year old daughter, Lea, together. They are reportedly parting on good terms and are keen to remain amicable as they share custody of their daughter.
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Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor
American radio personality and television host, Ryan Seacrest, split from his girlfriend, Shayna Taylor in February this year. The couple, who dated for three years, first met through friends in 2013. They started dating shortly after but then broke up in late 2014.
However, the couple decided to try again shortly after and got back together. They have now decided to part ways amicably.
Lee Jung Jin and Euaerin
After two years of dating, it was reported that actor Lee Jung Jin and former Nine Muses member, Euaerin, have decided to split.
The couple, who met through mutual friends, first came out as dating in January last year. They were reportedly already dating for seven months before that.
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Nicolas Cage and Erika Koike
If you thought Kim Kardashian’s 72 day-long marriage to Kris Humphries was short, take a look at Nicolas Cage and Erika Koike’s marriage.
In what was allegedly a drunken night’s decision, Nicolas and Erika decided to tie the knot in a surprise Las Vegas wedding in March.
The pair lasted four days before Nicolas decided to file for an annulment of the marriage. The actor claimed that he was too intoxicated to understand what he was really doing and that the marriage should be void as such.
However, Erika, who was Nicholas’s fourth wife, felt that she was humiliated as a result of the annulment and has now requested for spousal support. She claims that she missed out on career opportunities as a result of the couple’s short relationship.
Adele and Simon Konecki
This year, it was announced that Adele and her husband, Simon Konecki had separated. The couple had been together for seven years and have a son Angelo, together.
They reportedly felt that the marriage was no longer working and decided to part ways amicably. The pair plan to continue to raise their son together.
Lady Gaga and Christian Carino
At this year’s Grammy awards, fans noticed that Lady Gaga was not wearing her engagement ring. The singer, who won an award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance also did not thank her fiancee in her speech.
Shortly after, it was announced that both Gaga and Christian Carino had split up. The couple were first confirmed to be dating in February 2017.
Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson
Major age differences in a relationship can prove to be difficult as Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson proved. Kate, who is 45, got together with Pete, who is 25, in January this year. The pair were later spotted holding hands and kissing at various events.
However, the couple reportedly split after dating for only four short months.
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson had one of the most widely publicised breakups this year with all eyes focused on the reality star.
In 2016, Khloe revealed her relationship with Tristan to the public. At that time, Jordan Craig was still pregnant with Tristan’s first child.
The couple’s relationship continued to progress and in late 2017, it was announced that Khloe was pregnant with Tristan’s baby.
But with only days to go before Khloe’s due date in 2018, videos started to surface showing a girl entering Tristan’s hotel room. This prompted allegations of cheating. However, the couple proved to still be in love and strong with Tristan being present for the birth of his daughter, True.
However, in February this year, TMZ reported that Jordyn Woods, Kylie Jenner’s best friend, had reportedly been seen kissing Tristan at a party. Jordyn has since claimed that she had not slept with the NBA player though tweets from Khloe show that she has not been forgiven.
The cheating scandal reportedly ended the couple’s relationship.