Taiwanese are known for their long-running drama television series that sprawl into hundreds of episodes.
And over the weekend, many of us were trained to “watch” the real-life drama about Mandopop singer Wang Leehom’s divorce and the multiple allegations from his ex-wife Li Jinglei.
But the saga may soon come to an end.
On Monday (December 20) afternoon, Leehom said on his social media accounts that he would no longer be making public explanations and rebuttals.
The 45-year-old added that he would take a break from showbiz to focus on his parents and children in order to remedy the effects caused by the public feud.
“After careful consideration, I think a man should always take full responsibility,” he wrote.
“I did not manage my marriage well, I caused problems for everyone and I did not maintain the image that an idol should have. It was all my fault. I sincerely apologize to them. from my parents, Jinglei and our children about the past since we are already divorced.
“From now on, I will work on my actions and behavior, and take on the responsibilities of a father, son and public figure.”
Leehom also said he will do his best to meet the financial needs of Jinglei and their children, including transferring ownership of the house they live in to his name.
The reaction of the public to their post is varied; some are supportive and confident that he would overcome this.
A comment that received 1,600 likes asked Leehom why he hadn’t come out to clear Vivian Hsu’s name. The singer and actress was drawn into the feud after Jinglei said her ex-husband once had a “friends with benefits” relationship with a now married woman. Other clues led internet users to believe it was Vivian.
Vivian denied the allegations, saying in a statement on Dec. 18, “I hope Leehom can sort out the situation as soon as possible, and not let these private matters affect the friends around you.”
Other Internet users jokingly deplore the end of the drama. One of them wrote: “What is it. What a lousy ending is this? What about the people who canceled their Netflix and Disney + subscriptions?”
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