Crystal Huang’s Failed Marriages Caused Her to Lose Her Career
Chinese actress Crystal Huang Yi (黄奕) was the industry’s new rising star after starring in 2003’s My Fair Princess III <还珠格格三之天上人间>, and at the peak of her popularity in 2009, she married businessman Kai Jiang (姜凯), after only knowing each other for 41 days. The marriage didn’t last a year.
In 2012, Crystal admitted to her relationship with businessman Andy Huang (黄毅清), and in the following year, the couple tied the knot. Crystal also gave birth to their daughter in the United States. Unfortunately, that marriage didn’t last either—it was a messy split and a media circus, with both parties spreading cheating and domestic abuse claims, lies, and negative gossip about each other all over the Internet.
Crystal’s acting career suffered a result. She opened up about her feelings in regard to the divorce during her speech for I Am a Speaker <我是演说家>: “There was just so much negative news all over, and it made extremely scared. I feared for my future. My jobs abruptly stopped. Advertising companies frantically contacted me for compensation.”
She felt hopeless. Her only security was to stay in hiding and avoid the outside world. She did not leave her home, stopped checking her phone, and did not go online. She even stopped contact with friends. “I had insomnia every night. I cut all my hair. I don’t know how long that time lasted.”
It was her 70-year-old father who inspired her to pick herself back up again. “He told me, Huang Yi. Do you want to ruin yourself a lifetime? I knew I couldn’t give up then. I have a 70-year-old father and a young daughter. I was not qualified to give up. I want to create a better future for the people who I love, who love me, and myself. Everything will start from zero.”
It was at that moment when Crystal started her entrepreneurship, with some acting work on the side. Unfortunately, her first business was a failure, and she lost a lot of money. Defeated and embarrassed, Crystal considered quitting again until she met the country boy “Lele,” who despite having lost both of his legs and his parents (his mother left the family, his father passed away), he still lived on with happiness with both of his grandparents. Crystal found encouragement in Lele.
In 2014, Crystal started a postpartum clinic which became a success, pushing Crystal to open a second clinic. She has also invested in a cake baking business.
“Going on the wrong bridal sedan chair was fate’s arrangement, but insisting on walking the right road was my decision.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.