[Breakup Files] Money Disagreements? Jolin Tsai Confirms Breakup with Vivian Dawson

36-year-old Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) has confirmed her breakup with 32-year-old Vivian Dawson (錦榮), ending their relationship of six years.

Jolin’s manager confirmed the breakup reports today, after rumors about their split started spreading earlier this morning. Her manager said that, while the breakup happened over a month ago, the two are still friends and they occasionally meet up for meals.

As for the fire that fueled the split, rumors say that it had something to do with Vivian’s answers in an interview that was conducted a few months ago. The interviewer asked him about his thoughts on marriage, to which he answered saying that he has a traditional way of thinking, and that married couples should merge their finances. He also said his mother had been pushing him about marriage.

As Jolin has reported assets of about $2 billion TWD, Vivian’s response to the interview question made it seem like he wanted to marry Jolin for her money. After the interview was released, the actor was bombarded with negative comments by netizens, criticizing him for being a gold digger.

Vivian had to release a statement clarifying his response. He said he was misunderstood because of his poor Mandarin, and clarified, “Even though you become one after marriage, finances can be kept separate.”

There is speculation that Jolin may have been bothered by Vivian’s original response, thus breaking up with him.

Source: Oriental Daily

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

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  1. Dang thought he was a shoo-in winner. But no chicken dinner.

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with “merging” finances since that’s what a lot of married couples do regardless of their income or disparity of the income. And it doesn’t seem to be the real issue why they broke up.

  2. That’s the downside of dating too long without marriage. As long as one is only dating, there will be very less responsibility to work hard to be together, other than with the feeling of ‘love’. It will be easily broken, especially how much love can a relationship have for so many years? No matter how hot or beautiful the person is. I hope she find someone nice and get married.

    1. @dramadrama it’s the downside of being a mega star, I think. Ayumi Hamasaki is on the same boat. Married but her relationships don’t last long. To them, love is ephemeral. They don’t have the luxury of time and space together to go through an enduring relationship. It’s tougher on women

      1. @coralie
        That is only true to some extent and depends on the person. Stefenie Sun is a very popular singer but is happily married and still is to this day. I recently saw a photo of her and her husband celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary and they were sooo blissful. I just love them together and remember how happy Stefenie was on her wedding day. It varies from case to case. But at first people were criticizing her husband calling him ugly and all but that shows now that it is more than looks. I felt that Stefenie has found her soul mate. Stefenie is a close friend of Jolin and constantly asked her when she was getting married but sadly this happened. Hope that Jolin finds her happiness soon.

      2. @hetieshou idk if Stefanie Sun is considered the pop Queen of Singapore, but Jolie and Ayumi definitely considers themselves top rank queens of their respective countries. They always give off the aloof, inhibiting feel of mega-stars, very cold and pristine images (relationships-aside.)

      3. @coralie
        Not sure how you define Queen of pop or Pop Queen but Stefanie is definitely very popular and famous. I also do not feel she has that aloof megastar type image either. She seems more simple and down to earth compared to Jolin. Jolin actually looked more made up and fancy compared to Stefanie on her wedding day. Maybe the fact that Stefanie is so simple may be why she is now so happy versus Jolin who has a more megastar image,who knows? But if Stefanie can find her happiness in spite of her success then Jolin may as well.

    1. @happybi I too am surprised they lasted this long, although they seemed to genuinely care about each other. Well, they will move on,, or they might get back together, who knows. Whatever religious background we all have, I want to say Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings to one and all. Take this time to spend with your loved ones and enjoy each other’s company cause we live life once.

    2. @happybi
      Off topic but thanks for your message. I have responded and really missed you too. You can read my private message to you and you will know why I have not been on for so long.

      Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and everyone too.

  3. Never expected them to last this long anyway lol. Hopefully she finds someone she likes and likewise for him.

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