Elvina Kong (江欣燕) has split from Jackson Ng (吳積遜), her husband of 12 years. The 46-year-old actress confirmed the news via a telephone interview on July 10. Although she kept mum about reasons for the divorce, Elvina insists that the decision was mutual and that she and Jackson are still good friends.
Elvina and Jackson met in 1991 at a party and were engaged after a year of dating. The two lived together during this time and were finally married in July of 2001. The couple often showed off their loving, stable marriage, and supported each other wholeheartedly throughout their 22 years together. A hopeless romantic, Jackson was always by Elvina’s side, caring for her as she recovered from cataract surgery in 2010, and shielded her from the press after becoming drunk at parties. When Elvina was sent to Japan on a work trip on Valentine’s Day in 2012, Jackson personally flew over to surprise her with a cake and a diamond ring.
Elvina also gifted Jackson with her unconditional affection, standing by him even after he was caught holding hands with a female companion in 2004.
News of the divorce first emerged early this week after Elvina returned to posting on Weibo on her birthday after a long absence. Elvina often shared personal photos and updates on the social media website and on April 16, posted a silly photo with Jackson at friend Eric Tsang’s (曾志偉) birthday party. Since then, Elvina has disappeared from Weibo completely. She did not post again until July 8 with a photo of herself without makeup, describing her birthday this year as “especially interesting”. She later posted another photo of a birthday card, saying, “This year I finally fulfilled a wish”, possibly hinting at a longed-for change.
Some speculated that Jackson’s recent financial troubles may have been a contributing factor. There are also rumors that Elvina is unhappy about Jackson frequenting nightclubs for work and being surrounded by women. After many attempts at saving their marriage, the two ultimately agreed to separate. A source also revealed Elvina spoke with close friends prior to the divorce, saying that the decision was simply due to their personality differences and that there is no third party involved.
Reporters reached Elvina by phone to confirm the news. Elvina hesitated for a moment, but decided to admit to the reports. “Yes, it is true that we have separated.” When asked about the reasons for the divorce, Elvina replied, “I don’t want to talk too much about it. It is a matter between two people after all. We are still very good friends and share a very good relationship.”
This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.