Zheng Shuang Loses Custody Battle for Surrogate Children
Zheng Shuang‘s (鄭爽) surrogacy scandal rocked the Chinese entertainment industry, and the actress was immediately blacklisted. In April, Zheng Shuang and her ex-boyfriend Zhang Heng (張恒) appeared in the United States court to provide their testimonies and settle the custody rights of the two surrogate children. The court ruled in favor of Zhang Heng and granted him “parenting solo decision-making authority.”
The ex-couple hired surrogacy services in the United States, and their son was born in Colorado in December 2019 and their daughter born in Nevada in January 2020. Zhang Heng has been taking care of the children in the United States shortly after their birth.
“The court has also given Ms. Zheng Shuang a small amount of time to raise and be with the children. I am very pleased and willing to believe that Ms. Zheng Shuang will fulfill her responsibilities and be a good mother in the future, and allow her children to grow up without regrets,” Zhang Heng shared on social media.
Feeling emotional after such a toiling year of scrutiny and negativity, Zhang Heng vows to be responsible father. “To be honest, I feel apologetic towards you both, my children. I am not a good father and cannot give you a complete family. I have not given you the chance to feel a single day of a mother’s love. These past few days, I have ruminated over what the role of a father really entails. The only answer I could come up with was responsibility. This should also be a foundation of a true man. I have made many mistakes, but I can only face it head on by apologizing and repenting.”
After breaking up, the ex-couple had a financial dispute and Zheng Shuang sued Zhang Heng for 20 million yuan. The legal disputes with Zheng Shuang drained Zhang Heng and his family’s resources. He apologized to his parents, “Actually, my biggest pain is that you and mom lost everything for me. For me and my children, you had to continue working and even sold your home. For me, you both have not had a good night’s rest and have lost your appetite to eat. I pretend that I do not see that you both are falling apart or that you are getting older. I acted as though your love for me and you working hard for me your entire lives was expected. I have failed to say that one thing I should have: “I’m sorry! I am not a filial son. Today, I dare not ask that you forgive me. I just want to say to you both that I owe you everything and can never repay you!”
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.