After actor Li Chen (李晨) and actress Fan Bingbing (范冰冰) officially announced their relationship last week, rumors have arisen regarding their hidden history together. Some rumors hinted that Fan Bingbing stole Li Chen away when he was still dating actress Viann Zhang (張馨予). In response, Li Chen posted a long statement on his Sina Weibo to clarify the rumors and protect his new girlfriend.
Initially, Viann responded to the news of Li Chen and Fan Bingbing’s relationship by wishing them well and sending her blessings through a Weibo post. However, a close friend of Viann later posted a message on Weibo, insinuating that Bingbing had come between the happy couple and caused their separation.
Today, one of Li Chen’s good friends retaliated on Weibo, revealing that the reason Li Chen broke up with Viann was because she cheated on him with a “Mr. Huo,” whose identity is widely suspected of being actor Wallace Huo (霍建華).
Li Chen Speaks Up to Protect Fan Bingbing
Later that evening, Li Chen finally lost patience and uploaded a long statement online, in which he clearly stated that Viann had been unfaithful to him when they were together. “Little Fan and I are certain that when we began dating, we were both single,” he wrote, referring to Bingbing with an affectionate nickname. “We didn’t want to go public because we wanted to protect our relationship’s development. Now, we are willing to go public because we want to live a normal life.
“What I must make clear,” he went on, “is that the moment I knew that Miss Zhang had cheated on me, our relationship was over.”
Li Chen also stated that although he knows his words can now be used against him, he felt he had to speak up in order to protect Fan Bingbing. “If I don’t say anything, I can only watch Little Fan be slandered and harmed for no reason…. Although she has great inner strength, I am still not willing to allow my past to harm her.”
Regarding Viann, Li Chen said that he wanted to break off all relations with his ex-girlfriend: “You have your methods, and I have my life. After today, no matter what Miss Zhang does, we will not respond anymore. I hope that you have a good life and that we will not come across one another in this lifetime again.”
Viann Zhang Calls Li Chen “Heartless”
Not long after Li Chen’s post on Weibo, Viann wrote a message on her own Weibo in the early hours of the morning. “Fate began, and fate was extinguished,” she expressed. “Always so heartless, and now it’s all over!”
Viann’s good friend also posted a defense on her behalf, sharing that Li Chen had taken a photo with Bingbing during a family gathering in October, even though in the same month, he had also stayed over at Viann’s house after getting drunk one evening. Moreover, in November, he had asked Viann to help him order 30,000 RMB worth of Chinese mitten crab to send to an industry friend.
“Does this mean you are treating Viann as a fallback girl?” demanded the friend. “You found a new lover, and now you want to send your old lover to her death!” However, the friend did not deny that Viann had two-timed Li Chen during their relationship.
This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.