On June 5, Taiwanese media reported that Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛) and her husband, businessman Wang Xiaofei (汪小菲) have divorced. Barbie announced, “The divorce proceedings are [ongoing]. I’m not commenting on his personal behavior.” When contacted by the press, Wang Xiaofei said he “was not aware” of Barbie’s divorce decision.
Barbie’s Mother Unaware
Married for 10 years, the couple had a recent argument which spurred Barbie’s impulsive decision to separate. Barbie’s manager Liao Weiqi (廖玮琪) said, “Which marriage doesn’t have its quarrels? It’s nothing [serious].”
Asked about the matter, Barbie’s mother retorted, “Barbie’s words were said in anger–what divorce? I will talk to Barbie, both she and Xiaofei are concerned about their children. I will get the couple to hang in there for now.”
Wang Xiaofei later explained in an online post, “Because I was worried about my family, I was too harsh with my words yesterday. It’s indeed easy to lose control of one’s emotions during the pandemic. I hope all are healthy and safe.”
Love at First Sight
Barbie and Wang Xiaofei met in 2010 at actress Andy An’s (安以轩) birthday party, where it was “love at first sight” for the duo. They then dated secretly and met up only for four times before the actress announced their engagement 20 days later.
After tying the knot, Barbie slowly retreated behind the scenes, to take care of her daughter and son. In July 2020, Wang Xiaofei had gone to China for business-related reasons, and did not return to Taiwan for up to six months, only reuniting with the family during Lunar New Year after ending his mandatory COVID-19 isolation.
On March 22, he had posted a sweet photo of the couple celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary milestone, writing that he hoped she “would still be willing after another 10 years.” He had also shared a photo of a diamond ring and them at a gathering with celebrity friends including Ruby Lin (林心如), Wallace Huo (霍建華), and David Tao (陶喆).
Spewed Vulgarities Online
Wang Xiaofei was lambasted by netizens when he spewed vulgarities during a live broadcast on April 12. Looking drunk, he played with the spontaneous “PK” function on the Douyin app and was randomly linked with a female streamer. Wang’s friend, who appeared to know the streamer, called her by name and claimed that Wang had previously gone drinking with her in Chengdu, where the two had addressed each other as brother and sister. However, the streamer denied having known him later on.
Wang apologized hours later and said he was sorry for being a “bad influence,” but netizens were unforgiving and thought his behavior was inappropriate, and wondered how he treated Barbie in real life since he had no qualms displaying such uncouth behavior in the broadcast.
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.