Fallen idol actress Zheng Shuang (郑爽) is currently residing in the United States after her surrogacy scandal blew up in January. Losing the custody battle of her two surrogate children to ex-boyfriend Zhang Heng (張恒) in May when she appeared in an American court, the 29-year-old actress has since disappeared from the public eye as her career and personal life crumbled.
Having remained silent since the scandal broke out, the actress finally spoke out on her social media and apologized for her actions, “The surrogacy occurred in the United States. I accept everyone’s criticism. I know surrogacy is illegal in China. I don’t have any more paths to walk on.”
Now banned from appearing on television in China, Zheng Shuang admitted that her life hit rock bottom as a result of the scandal. The actress lost all of her income sources including a 2.4 million yuan salary to appear on Meeting Mr. Right <女兒們的戀愛>. Many companies demanded compensation for financial losses caused by the scandal. However, Zheng Shuang confessed that she did not have the financial means to pay, “I am unable to compensate the dramas (A Chinese Ghost Story <倩女幽魂> and Masked <絕密者>) for losses.”
Currently residing in the United States, Zheng Shuang is struggling to make ends meet. “I tell you that I am only drinking tap water every day to survive. I only own five t-shirts and two pairs of jeans. I never bought takeout, and I called Uber to see my children. I rely on my friends’ support. I have to watch how much toilet paper I am using. I use my remaining money to buy cherries, blueberries, and toys for my children.”
The actress’ post attracted much attention before it was taken down shortly.
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.