Zhou Xun, Archie Kao Filing for Divorce
Calling it quits after four years of marriage, Mainland Chinese actress Zhou Xun (周迅) and American actor Archie Kao (高聖遠) are said to be filing for divorce.
Zhou Xun and Archie come from vastly different backgrounds and their relationship was not highly regarded by the public from the beginning. Two years into their marriage, divorce rumors were already in the air. Numerous problems arose between the two. As Archie often works in Taiwan and the United States and Zhou Xun works in China, the pair did not spend enough time together. Since Archie grew up in the United States and speaks primarily English, the pair suffered cultural differences and had communication problems.
While Archie’s most prominent work is his supporting role in the American crime show, CSI, Zhou Xun is one of Mainland’s top actresses. While the financial differences were not a problem prior to getting married, filing for divorce presents problems in the separation of assets– especially since Zhou Xun’s net worth is much higher than Archie’s. For this reason, the couple did not have a clean break two years ago, when their marriage initially had problems.
Zhou Xun Forms Close Friendship with Faye Wong’s Daughter
Two years ago, Zhou Xun and Archie allegedly agreed to live separately. Realizing that they could still be happy without each other, the couple agreed that they should officially separate so they can lead new lives. They are just waiting for the right time to sign divorce papers in Hangzhou, where they had initially received their marriage license.
Amid her marital struggles, Zhou Xun found comfort with good friends. She befriended Faye Wong’s (王菲) 21-year-old daughter, Leah Dou (竇靖童), despite the large age gap. In Zhou Xun’s 43rd birthday party last October, Leah was present while Archie was missing. Zhou Xun and Leah are often seen out shopping and having dinner as well, and judging by their close friendship, there is absolutely no generation gap. Last year, Leah even invited Zhou Xun to her home in order to celebrate Faye’s birthday.
Archie has reportedly been leading a busy night life and even gotten close to a male friend recently, sparking reports that he is now in a gay relationship.
Archie and Zhou Xun’s Responses
Although neither parties have directly spoken out about the divorce, Archie’s manager recently explained that Archie was in the United States for the second half of 2018. He claimed the divorce rumors and reports that he met a male lover are false. Archie’s manager revealed that the actor flew back to Taiwan and is currently spending all his time trying to memorize his new script in Chinese.
Zhou Xun’s studio stated that they are unsure of the details and will not respond to any of the claims.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.