‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ Actress Zhang Ziyi Divorces Musician Husband

News of the divorce shot to the top trending position on Twitter-like Weibo

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5:48 PM HKT, Tue October 24, 2023 1 mins read

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi and her musician husband Wang Feng have announced their divorce after 8 years of marriage.

On October 23, the former couple each posted statements to social media platform Weibo, stating that after careful consideration they had decided to end their marriage. They said the separation was a mutual decision between two adults and asked for understanding from the public.

“After eight years of marriage, we have carefully considered and discussed our situation and have decided to end our marital relationship,” reads the statement. “In the future, we will continue to co-parent and accompany our children’s growth as responsible parents whom our children trust.”

“There have been no disputes between us regarding right or wrong, and separation does not imply betrayal or wrongdoing,” it adds. “This is a mutual decision made by two adults, and we hope to receive understanding and support from everyone.”

Zhang Ziyi’s martial arts skills on display in 2013’s ‘The Grandmaster’

Zhang, 44, and Wang, 52, married in 2015 and have two children together - a daughter born in 2015 and a son born in 2020. While this was Zhang’s first marriage, it was Wang’s third.

The split comes after years of rumors about marital troubles between the two. Their joint statement stressed that the divorce is a mutual decision and that the two will continue to co-parent their children together as a family unit.

Zhang is a renowned actress in China who rose to international fame with roles in movies like ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ and ‘Memoirs of a Geisha.’ She has had a prolific career in Chinese cinema spanning almost 30 years.

Wang, meanwhile, is a rock musician and composer. He was the founder and lead vocalist for Chinese rock band No. 43 Baojia Street.

Although the news of the high-profile couple’s divorce has sparked intense public interest in China, Zhang and Wang said they will not provide any further comments on the matter in order to protect their families’ privacy.

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