Brigitte Lin (林青霞) is regarded as an icon of Chinese cinema. The superstar made her name during Hong Kong cinema’s golden age and was one of the most sought-after actresses at the height of her career. Although Brigitte eventually retired after her seemingly-happy marriage, it came as a sudden shock to many that the 63-year-old recently got divorced.
In 1994, Brigitte married Hong Kong billionaire, Michael Ying (邢李㷧). The couple has two daughters, born in 1996 and 2001 respectively. After being married for 24 years, it came as a shock when rumors of the couple’s divorce surfaced. The news leaked during a casual social gathering, when a friend of the couple proclaimed that they are divorced and that Brigitte received $2 billion HKD in alimony.
When the news spread, an insider allegedly stepped forward and clarified that Brigitte only received $1 billion HKD in alimony and has been living on her own since the divorce. Though single now, Brigitte continues to maintain an active social life and often hosts mahjong meetups and gatherings with her friends.
Although the divorce speculations have not been confirmed directly by either party, netizens are convinced that the rumors may hold some truth due, in part, to Brigitte’s wide social network in the entertainment circle.
Furthermore, it is reported that the reason for divorce is due to Michael’s infidelity throughout the years and multiple extramarital affairs that resulted in illegitimate children. Though aware of his cheating, Brigitte chose to remain for the sake of her children. However, now that they are all grown, Brigitte has decided to finally extract herself from the painful marriage and live the true life she wants.
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.