Hong Kong artistes Daniel Sit (薛世恒), Yu Chiu (趙頌茹) and Rachel Lee (李麗珍) appeared as guests on ViuTV program The Beginning of Divorce <一切從失婚開始> and traveled to various regions to learn about the local’s marriage culture. As the guests gained new insight on the values of marriage, they also shared their own experiences with divorce.
Daniel Sit Never Imagined Marriage Would Fail
While Neway Entertainment heir, Daniel Sit, had a high-profile relationship with Fala Chen (陳法拉), the two unfortunately divorced in 2013 and Fala married to French entrepreneur Emmanuel Straschnov last year. As Daniel reflected on his divorce experience, he reveals that he did not initiate the divorce but chose to move out so that his ex-wife can live comfortably.
During the divorce, Daniel could not believe that his marriage was failing and would hide himself. Even when he moved out, Daniel held out hope for their marriage, “Similar to a family member running away from home, would you save a place for her return? I think I definitely would. Speaking for myself, whether it’s the environment or inside my heart, I would definitely save a space for her. [I thought] that maybe one day, she would come back.”
Yu Chiu Feared Ex-Husband
Having experienced domestic abuse and a messy divorce, singer Yu Chiu confessed that for a while she was terrified of her ex-husband Roy Chow (周永恆) and scared to see anything related to him. Providing details of her trauma, Yu shared, “I was very depressed. I felt like I was living in hell.”
The mother of two explained that during the divorce, Yu wanted to keep the matter private but breathed a sigh of relief when the divorce was made public. Yu felt that the divorce was not only for herself and her daughters, but it also gave her ex-husband an opportunity to mature.
Rachel Lee as a Single Mother
1980s actress Rachel Lee and ex-husband Clarence Hui (許愿) got married after dating three months, but divorced after their daughter was born. The single mother had always put her daughter’s interest before her career, and recalled how she inadvertently discovered her daughter’s prayer on the back of her homework: “I hope my mother will not be unhappy with so many things. I will work hard to study and earnestly go to my classes.” Touched by her daughter, Rachel confessed that her daughter is an important source of support.
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.