William Feng Shaofeng (馮紹峰), who announced his divorce with actress Zanilia Zhao Liying (趙麗穎) less than two weeks ago, was already being pressured by his parents to find a new partner and settle down again.
Parents Unhappy With Zhao Liying Putting Her Career First
The stars’ divorce invited rife talk over the wedge which drove the two apart. One speculation was that Feng Shaofeng’s mother had been unhappy with Zhao Liying for going back to work only months after childbirth, rather than staying home to care for the baby.
Feng Shaofeng’s parents were said to have come to terms about the divorce, and were eager for the 42-year-old actor to settle down once again. They have started requesting family friends to look out for suitable partners for Feng Shaofeng.
Netizens’ feathers were again ruffled from talk that the elders’ sole criterion for their future daughter-in-law was that she should not be from the entertainment industry, which made it sound like Feng Shaofeng had been the victimized party in their 3-year marriage.
Relationship “Started and Ended” Because of Work
The former couple first met on the set of 2016’s The Monkey King 3 <西遊記女兒國> when rumors swirled between them, and again two years later in The Story of Ming Lan <知否知否應是綠肥紅瘦> where their compatible looks as an onscreen married couple fanned dating talk once again. In October that same year, they announced their marriage and the following March, they welcomed their son’s birth.
Going back to work less than half a year after childbirth, Zhao Liying looked to have swiftly recovered her pre-partum physique. Asked at an event if her speedy return to work was “because it is tougher to be a mother than an actress” given that she had left her husband alone at home to raise their child, Zhao Liying seemed upset.
On-off talk of marriage tension soon emerged, which was confirmed this year with their official divorce announcement. The two shared that their relationship had fizzled due to too much time spent apart, while stressing that it was a peaceful breakup after much deliberation.
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.