Man! Gong Li is Now Available
A week after Gong Li's interview with Lianhe Zaobao in which she revealed that she became a Singaporean because of her family comes news that she has split from her husband.
In the Zaobao interview last Thursday, Gong nodded in reply when asked if she was referring to Ooi and his parents as "family".
Rumours about the actress's split from Singaporean businessman Ooi Hoe Seong surfaced after the actress told Zaobao that she stays in a hotel whenever she visits Singapore.
Her manager Christopher Tseng was quoted in a magazine as saying that Gong and her husband have separated "years ago" and "divorced only recently".
Reports of the divorce have also been confirmed after Mr Ooi was quoted by various Chinese websites as saying that "whatever the rumour, that is it".
Chinese actress Gong Li (巩俐) is on the singles market again.
The 44-year-old reportedly divorced her Singaporean hubby, Ooi Hoe Seong (黃和祥), a year ago.
“Friends” of the actress said they seldom spent time together so decided to make the separation permanent.
The two were married in 1996 after Gong’s eight-year relationship with director Zhang Yimou (张艺谋) came to its natural conclusion, one year after the seven-year itch was scratched.
Gong became a Singaporean citizen in 2008.
Five years ago, Gong made it to Hollywood with her role in Memoirs of a Geisha (艺伎回忆录).
Although she was married, the 36D belle has had a colorful private life.
She has had rumored flings with various actors she has worked with, including Sun Honglei (孙红雷), Colin Farrell (Miami Vice) and John Cusack (in her latest movie Shanghai).
Two years ago, when Gong was shooting Shanghai in Bangkok, her agent was seen giving her hotel room card to Cusack, who visited the belle for two hours and did not leave her room till 2am.
Cusack and Gong were seen arm-in-arm at the Shanghai Film Festival recently.