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Faye Wong and Li Yapeng shock fans with divorce

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2013-09-13 21:34

Faye Wong and Li Yapeng shock fans with divorce

Li Yapeng wipes Faye Wong's mouth at a charity activity in Beijng on Sept 1, 2012. [Photo/CFP]

Chinese legendary singer Faye Wong and actor Li Yapeng have ended their eight-year marriage, CCTV said on Friday, as the now ex-couple made a splash on the micro blog site of Sina Weibo.

"This is what we have got now. I am all OK and please take care," Wong posted at around 7:30 pm on Friday on Weibo, confirming the divorce news.

Li also delivered a statement, saying Wong is set to be a legend while what he wants is just a family.

The two will share the custody of their 7-year-old daughter Li Yan. They were independent in financial management and will not be involved in any wealth division, Li added.

The celebrity couple filed for divorce in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, where Li was born, said sources close to Li.

The story is far from end, with reports that Wong, a pious Buddhist, planned to become a nun, Taiwan-based Sanlih E-Television reported.

The news came as shock to Internet users, many of whom said they didn't read any signs before and they will not believe in love again.

The couple tied the knot in 2005 despite doubts that the A-lister Wong could overshadow Li.

The couple always made joint public appearances to publicize their Smile Angel Foundation dedicated to helping children who suffer from cleft palate just as their daughter Li Yan did.

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