Lawrence Ng Announces Divorce Intentions

By on October 28, 2014 in NEWS

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Lawrence Ng‘s (吳啟華) marital problems run deeper than the 50-year-old initially admitted to. On October 29, Lawrence announced that divorce may be inevitable, as he has been unable to resolve differences with his wife, Mainland actress Shi Yangzi (石洋子) for the last four years.

Leading Separate Lives for 4 Years

In 2004, Lawrence fell in love with 19-year-old Yangzi on the set of Mainland drama, Shanghai Legend <上海灘之俠醫傳奇>.  In 2007, the couple got married and their daughter was born one year later. Possessing a 21-year age gap with Yangzi, Lawrence hinted that his wife may have regretted marrying him at such a young age and putting her acting career on hold.

Despite his long list of relationship failures and a previous divorce, Lawrence did not consider that the couple’s 21-year-age gap would eventually drive them apart. However, he admits that there are “communication issues”, widened by the fact that the couple has lived separately in the last four years. Yangzi lives in Beijing, while Lawrence has been staying in Hong Kong due to filming for TVB. Their six-year-old daughter resides with her maternal grandmother.

The family would meet up for vacations in the last few years. Although Lawrence just returned from a recent trip to Taiwan with his wife and daughter, the couple is still unable to resolve their marital problems.

Divorce is Only Option

Lawrence felt that it is finally time to end the stale marriage. He shared on his Sina Weibo blog, “As a man, I did not deal with my marriage properly. I can not escape the blame for not shouldering this responsibility! For the sake of our daughter, I did not want to take the last step, but reality and our wishes [are far apart]. It seems divorce is the most suitable option for us.

“I am deeply sorry and sad! I can only strive to raise our daughter to adulthood, and give her the love she needs to minimize her emotional pain. Thanks again to our concerned friends.”

Yangzi Wants to Resume Acting Career Again

Yangzi may have felt that her marriage with Lawrence had stifled her youth. She recently declared on her Weibo blog that she hopes to act in television dramas once again, and will not depend on Lawrence’s fame to re-establish her career. Lawrence replied, “It’s understandable that she wants to work. She married me and had our daughter when she was very young. Work can give her some [mental stimulation].”

Lawrence denied tabloid reports that claimed Yangzi is involved with another man. The man identified in the reports was Lawrence’s Best Man at the wedding.

Source: On.cc; Sina.com

This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.

Note: This article was updated on October 28, 2014 at 11:40 p.m. to reflect Lawrence Ng’s announcement that divorce is inevitable in his stale relationship with Shi Yangzi.

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  • 56 comments to Lawrence Ng Announces Divorce Intentions

    1. Terminator says:

      Wow, he was going after her when she was still a teenager!

      What a creep!

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      • MW replied:

        Despite all the statistics against “huge” age-gap relationships, men still insist on it. Marital problems really shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.

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      • winnie replied:

        18 yrs of age is considered an adult in most countries, she was 19 when they met, hardly a teen. What part of the world do you live it that considers a 19 yrs old a teenager?

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        • silent.whistle replied:

          cos she’s nineTEEN…

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        • her replied:

          nineTEEN

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        • MW replied:

          teenage = a person between 13 and 19 years old, inclusive

          http://www.thefreedictionary.com/teenage

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Well to be fair, she was willing to date and marry him too so I do not think it is fair to blame it all on Lawrence because it takes 2 to tango.

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        • Janet replied:

          He fell in love with her when she was 19. She married at 22.
          21 is a large gap…but if they are really meant to be, then it should not be an issue. It’s a matter of compromise and whether they both want the marriage to work. Patrick Tse is in his 70s but his girlfriend is young enough to be his daughter.
          Marry with eyes wide open.

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        • Elizabeth replied:

          It takes love to bring two people together but it takes commitment to make two people stay together. For two individuals to live as one requires continual compromise. Love can conquer difficulties but to do so, sacrifices must be made to make it to the end. In some cases you cannot choose both the fish and the bear paw.

          The wedding is just the easy step. The marriage is the hard bit. Many people think that they can change the other half or change themselves for the other half. When the initial emotion of love fades away with time, people start to remember how it was to lead a carefree single life and forget why they made the sacrifice in the first place, doubting whether the spouse was worth it.

          Lawrence and his wife probably married for love, yet their commitment was not strong enough to maintain the selfless love that brought them together initially and their individualism starts to emerge. There is no right or wrong in this situation. Who can give a standard in how much one should give and take in a relationship? It can happen to couples of a similar age, or a couple with an age difference.

          I feel sad for them and their daughter. I wish them all the best and hope they have a good relationship despite the separation.

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      • Anon replied:

        She was legal when they met.

        Whether that’s creepy or not, that’s not up to you to decide. Yangzhi obviously didn’t think that was creepy.

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    2. Far East Movement says:

      Lawrence has the classic look of a “chicken caller” aka john in English. Imagine how unfaithful he could have been during their 3-4 years of living separately. Jesus!

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      • EVOfan replied:

        y does the unfaithful one had be the male?

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        • HeTieShou replied:

          I agree and why always blame the guy? Since she is still young and pretty so I think is also capable of cheating as well.

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      • jennifer replied:

        Uh right…yet his wife is the one whos having news of her clubbing or being with other men…lol

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    3. sushichan says:

      Looks like they are getting a divorce, as confirmed by Lawrence on his Weibo.

      Sad the marriage didn’t work out. I just hope Lawrence and his wife will make the separation as amicable as possible for the sake of their sweet little daughter, and that they will both strive to provide the best they can for the little girl.

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    4. Chloe Lee says:

      It is funny how everyone condemn Raymond Lam and Karena Ng, but here, less comments.
      It is the same – the only difference is Raymond and Karena are not married nor have children, and she is still working

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    5. sushi says:

      I thought I was staring at kenix kwok for a second.

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      • Kaley replied:

        I had the same exact thought. Kenix kwok is prettier though.

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    6. jayne says:

      Looks like Lawrence finally gave up on his marriage; he just announced divorce intentions on his Weibo blog.

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      • Kidd replied:

        I see it as setting his wife free. Let her pursue her dreams freely instead of being tied down by duty and family.

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      • A replied:

        He seems to be understanding and mature in his post. Well, we are in no position to talk about his life. Wish him all the best in future =)

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        • happby replied:

          Agree.. seem like he understand the situation and is letting her go to pursue her career.. I just hope they will continue to raise their daughter together as best they can.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        It is sad but maybe it is for the better. I also hope their split is amicable for the sake of their daughter.

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      • kolo replied:

        he already gave up his marriage on the day he decided to move to hongkong and left his wife behind in beijing,its himself that let it come this far,if he ever have the intention to save the marriage he would not seperate himself from his wife for more than 4 years.

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        • Janet replied:

          Lawrence is popular in Hong Kong…if he stayed in China, he might not have the same popularity.

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        • kolo replied:

          that means that he have choosed for his career instead of his wife,and his wife didnt want to come with him to hong kong.this say enough to me how much they love each other.

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        • heTieShou replied:

          Well he is from HK and traditionally, if you marry any guy,you as a wife should follow him wherever he goes. But sadly these days it seems to the opposite because the guy seems to follow their wives. In Lawrence’s case,to be fair,if he is the main breadwinner,then of course he needs to place importance on his career or else how will he raise and support his family? She as his wife should have followed him if she was not working or continuing her career during those years. But then again,maybe she was working if the daughter is with her grandma. I think they should have talked about all of this before deciding to get married. I am a bit shocked if they did not if they did date for 3 years as stated. It is not like it was lighting flash wedding.

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        • Janet replied:

          We don’t sleep under their bed…so we don’t know what happened…but it does lean towards his wife finds married life boring. She married so young…so regretting it now.

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        • Janet replied:

          Lawrence is from Hong Kong…traditional mindset is such that woman will follow the husband. If Lawrence had wanted his young wife to be a housewife and stay with his parents, that could be hard for her to accept.
          Anyway, if they really had to divorce, I hope he is in close contact with his daughter.

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      • Janet replied:

        Just a few days ago, I was still hoping they can latch up. But unfortunately they are heading for a split.

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    7. Veejay says:

      That’s what most “older” men get for marrying young chicks.

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      • Alluka replied:

        Do you have any statistic to boost your comment? Because from what Ive seen, the researches say the other thing that age gap isnt a significant reason to lead to divorce. The couples with huge age gap have the least divorce ratio as well.

        Look at the Chinese entertainment world, the following married couples with huge age gap are still happy:
        – Donnie Yen and wife (15 years)
        – Roger Kwok and Cindy Au (14)
        – Hawick Lau and Yang Mi (12)
        – Tony Chen Yu Fan and Bai Bak Xi (9)
        – Gigi Lai and husband (14)
        – Wang Lee Hom and wife (10)
        – Steve Ma Jing Tao and wife (20)
        – Liu Xin and Zhang Kun (16)
        – Francis Ng and wife (10)
        – Jiang Wen and wife (20)
        – Alex To and wife (24)
        – Chen Kaige and wife (16)
        – Zhang Yu Kei and husband (21)
        – Patrick Tse and Coco (46)

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        • kolo replied:

          lol.

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        • heTieShou replied:

          Well I think it just varies from couple to couple and age does not always dictate maturity and other factors. You learn though experience as well and not just how long you have lived. My mom used to have friend who was is his 70s but always acted like a kid. Couples with big age gaps can have long and lasting marriages,but just like with any marriage,you need to spend enough time together(which was clearly lacking in Lawrence’s marriage), communicate well(which was also lacking), trust(which we all wonder as well), etc.. Of course none of us are sure and the age gap seemed to have had an effect as well due to the wife marrying at such a young age. I bet she was not ready to let it all go just to,be a housewife. I guess she fell in love and married on a moments notice so maybe regrets it now so hence the break down of their marriage. It is sad but hope they remain on good terms for the sake of their daughter.

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        • Alluka replied:

          In my opinion, a couple with age gap or not can divorce anytime in life when they cannot stand each other. It isnt related to the maturity because a mature couple still can divorce. Sometimes, we must end a relationship in order to keep good memories.

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        • heTieShou replied:

          Exactly! Age gap,maturity or whatever may or may not be reasons to end or not end a marriage/ relationship. You can end any kind of relationship at any time in your life due to various reasons. It just varies from couple to couple and sadly, couples can literally grow sick of each other as well.

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        • Alluka replied:

          There is no endless party.

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    8. Hannahh says:

      wow married at age of 19 with 40yo man. Well she wanted $$$ and he wanted a young wife.

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      • Janet replied:

        I was still thinking of fun at the age of 19.

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    9. funny says says:

      It seem like uncle Ray and him will share the same fate …having such young girls to be their partner..lol

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      • Janet replied:

        Uncle Ray is very rich.
        Treating his 21 year old girlfriend like a daughter but pampering her with designer stuff…I’m rather confused now.
        Lover or daughter now?

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        • heTieShou replied:

          Why does everyone call Ray Uncle Ray? I am a bit offended since he is the same age as me,but I admit that I do look a lot younger. However,Ray is not that old so why keep on calling him that? Why isn’t anyone calling Tavia Auntie Tavia? She is dating a younger guy too,but yes the age gap is a lot smaller.

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        • Terminator replied:

          @heTieShou

          I am a lot younger than LF but have been called uncle by my niece for some times now.

          Instead of feeling offended, I am rather honored by this rite of passage to maturity, unlike many of my peer who are older but act much younger.

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      • Terminator replied:

        They all should consult with Patrick Tse, the granddad of inter-generational hookups. LOL!!

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    10. Janet says:

      It may not always be the men at fault when a marriage breaks down. Lawrence’s wife is so young when she married. I think she was a student or just started working when they met. I pity the daughter most…only 6.

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      • heTieShou replied:

        That is true and I do not get why everyone always blames the guy when it does not work out? It can also be the girl’s fault too. She did agree to marry him so why blame it all on him?

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        • Janet replied:

          According to Lawrence, he told her what he was looking for in a wife…obviously the wife thought she could love up to it. She cannot uproot and he cannot take the culture shock…so splitting up is next.

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    11. Selena li fathier says:

      I’m next

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    12. mito says:

      All the best to Lawrence.

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    13. nomad 822 says:

      Whatever. Long distance relationships often don’t work out – seperate lives/worlds on each end.

      Divorces can be messy, esp when money is involved and parties are not amicable with each other.

      Hopefully they will go forth with the welfare and best interests of their child at heart. NOT division of money and assets and selfish self- agendas as top priority.

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      • Janet replied:

        Long distance marriage is hard to work out.
        Very sad for him now, because Lawrence is my idol and I was happy for him when he found his partner after so many failed relationships.

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    14. AnnaK says:

      nothing lasts with a teenager

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    15. windy says:

      Honestly, he’s nowhere to close to being handsome or anything but I always thought he looks OK looking for his age. He hardly changed much I mean he was monkey skinny before but after putting on some weight, he still looks ok for his age and a lot of them times I feel like these women do NOT look that young? I mean yes, they are but appearance wise they look like they match w/older men? Perhaps that’s the attraction? It’s also true that many marriages these days still have a HUGE age gap as allura’s comments above but still some of them works. I mean you don’t know how but they do? Haah lol…
      The most scary pair to me that I know are below.
      Steve Ma Jing Tao and wife (20) NOW that wife looks YOUNG compares to that dude, creepy
      Patrick Tse and Coco (46) BEYOND CREEPY
      – Alex To and wife (24) WIFE does NOT look that young either…

      All these, I don’t know how they look like so….
      – Jiang Wen and wife (20)
      – Chen Kaige and wife (16)
      – Zhang Yu Kei and husband (21)
      – Patrick Tse and Coco (46)

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    16. Best says:

      That’s why he came back to tvb. He’s a good actor. Finally, he let it go. No point of fixing the marriage if they been seperated for that long. Just let her explore and if she done playing, she might go back to him. Maybe Lawrence will find a new gf that’s around his age and be happy.

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      • janet replied:

        if like what he said they have been living separate lives for 4 years, then it’s time to move on.

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    17. janet says:

      find a woman who shares the same views.
      this wife is obviously too young.

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