Recently, a netizen revealed on social media that The Legend of Miyue <芈月传> star Sun Li (孙俪) has a younger half-sister Sun Yan (孙艳), with whom she shares the same father. In an interview conducted on the 26th, Sun Li openly admitted to this fact, and that she is close to her half-sister.
The news of a younger half-sister has led to some gossip about Sun Li’s stepmother being an adulteress, but the 33-year-old actress clarified that her father and stepmother did not get married until after her own parents divorced. She called for the media to stop creating assumptions about her family.
Nonetheless, Sun Li said she had hated her father for a while. Her parents separated when she was only 12 years old, and her mother received only 2,000 RMB in alimony after their divorce. Sun Li watched her mother struggle with several jobs throughout the years, working as a sales associate by day and a janitor at night. Sun Li admitted that she had hated her father for leaving them, and vowed to succeed in life.
It wasn’t until after Sun Li found fame as an actress when she discovered that she had a younger half-sister. Her father and his family own a small grocery store and lived in strained financial circumstances. Their condition had left Sun Li to feel conflicted.
But her husband, actor Deng Chao (邓超), has helped Sun Li overcome her complicated feelings about her father. He told her, “There are no fathers in this world who do not love their daughters. Your father must had have a reason for doing the things he did. If you guys insist to be this stubborn, the only one who will end with regret is you.” In the end, Sun Li followed her husband’s advice and reached out to her estranged stepfamily.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.