Just when you thought the Song-Song couple’s divorce was shocking, here’s another breakup news: Fan Bing Bing and fiance Li Chen are calling it quits.

The 37-year-old actress announced her split from her fiance, Chinese actor Li Chen, in a Weibo post on Thursday evening.

“There are many goodbyes to be experienced in life. The love and warmth I have received in our relationship will always give me strength, thank you for the support, love and all that you have given me.”

“Thank you for the care and love to come in the future. We may not be us anymore, but we are still us.”


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Shortly after, Li Chen, 40, posted his own announcement on the Chinese micro-blogging platform, stating: “From friends to lovers, and back to friends, how we express our affections may change, but the purest feelings between us will never change, our mutual trust and support is eternal.”

He echoed Bing Bing’s closing sentence in his post: “We may not be us anymore, but we are still us.”

The actors made their social media debut as a couple in 2015, after filming the 2014 drama The Empress Of China together.

The celebrity couple announced their engagement in September 2017, on Bing Bing’s 36th birthday. Li Chen proposed to Bing Bing at her birthday party.

Then, Li Chen had posted a photo of the proposal on Weibo, with the caption “Us, forever…”, and Fan had shared his post, saying: “Forever and ever.”

Images: Weibo, Instagram
Text: Choo Yun Ting / The Straits Times / June 2019