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Faye retreats, Yapeng parties

Hong Kong - She sped home to see their young daughter hours after they got a divorce, while he went for two karaoke nights in a row, before flying back to Beijing with a smile.

Pop queen Faye Wong, 44, and actor-turned-businessman Li Yapeng, 41, have offered a study in contrasts since they formalised their split in his hometown Urumqi in Xinjiang last Friday, said reports.

She has not been seen in public since that night, when she was photographed returning to the former couple's home at Green Park Villas in Beijing.

Ming Pao Daily News said she went there to see their seven-year-old, Yan, and after the girl fell asleep, Wong retreated to a friend's home, where she neither listens to rumours about her ex nor speaks of him. She just said he had nothing to do with her, the newspaper reported.

According to sources cited by Apple Daily, she gets up at 7am every day to chant sutras and sleeps at 10pm.

Ming Pao said she agreed to let their daughter live with Li because his mother is the main carer on weekdays and Wong did not want to disrupt her child's life too drastically.

Wong insisted on unlimited visitation rights, however, and Li agreed. She has an older daughter, Jingtong, 16, from her first marriage.

Confirming the divorce on Weibo last Friday, Li had appeared to cast himself as the wronged family man in the story.

He said he still loved her but had to let her go.

He added: "I hope you are happy now, my high school girl."

Hinting at their differences, he said: "I wanted a family, but you are destined to be a legend."

But associates of Wong's, such as impresario Chiu Li-kuang, seemed to take issue with Li's post.

Chiu wrote on Weibo on Sunday: "She was already a legend before she got married, okay?"

Apple Daily said that on Wong's birthday last month, Li went to Cambridge with their daughter and an unnamed woman.

Rumour also had it that Wong had been worth HK$600 million when they wed in 2005 and that Li lost half of her money setting up production companies, among other business deals.

Friends of his denied he had ever used her money, however, said Ming Pao.

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readers' comments
Not all men are taking care of their wives and children ... even if yes it's their responsibilities why cry being 'weaker' then? Afterall if one is so depressed over it, they can don't marry. Men usually bald lah. Why quote white hair which is due to natural aging and genetic majority? I also have whites at 30 what. Men die younger that's because they are opened to wider risks such as driving (more men drives), smoking, indulging in food and sex.
Posted by mystrawberry on Sat, 21 Sep 2013 at 11:58 AM

Facts are :-

1. most men feel relieved upon divorce - if they don't feel sad losing his family
2. useful life of men with gals is longer than women - esp when they are financially quite well to do

Most women probably never understand/appreciate the burden that men carry automatically/unconsciously due to social expectations, etc.
He needs to take care of his wife & children, not to mention others, that he has to bear all sort of associated problems.

Ask yourself, as a woman, why do more men lose their hair or having white hair more/earlier than women ? Why do men suffer more stress sickness and die younger than women ?:)
Posted by Ppinetree on Sat, 21 Sep 2013 at 11:37 AM

sure? :D:p got smoke meh
Posted by baoxingtian on Sat, 21 Sep 2013 at 11:37 AM
No fire, no smoke.

Posted by maipenrai on Sat, 21 Sep 2013 at 11:15 AM

lying down on the bed... thinking :D:p who 's next?
Posted by baoxingtian on Sat, 21 Sep 2013 at 11:04 AM
I have never seen a man who will choose to appear 'weak' after divorce ...
Posted by mystrawberry on Sat, 21 Sep 2013 at 11:00 AM

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