Just when you thought Friday was winding down to a quiet close, word of a celebrity divorce just rocked the entertainment industry when news broke of Gillian Chung divorcing her husband Michael Lai.
According to media reports, Gillian, one half of the Cantopop group TWINS, was the one who initiated the proceedings after just two years of marriage. A fact confirmed by her now ex-husband who revealed that they both signed papers last March 1, saying “she doesn’t love me” as the reason for the split.
In a long post on social media, Michael also wrote today “I am single again, everything happened so suddenly.” After reminiscing the good times of the almost three year relationship they both shared as a couple, he said that Gillian started acting coldly towards him after their glamorous LA pre-wedding party held at the Millennium Biltmore in 2018. When he confronted her about it, Gillian said that she regretted marrying him (ouch), that she didn’t love him very much and that she felt she wasn’t quite suitable for marriage. However, after talking things through, the couple both decided to try and make things work. The couple held another grand and star-studded wedding ceremony in Hong Kong in December 2018.
Unfortunately, the relationship was still doomed, because in March of this year, Michael Lai said that Gillian gave him a call and said “I’m sorry, I thought I would fall in love with you slowly after marriage, but there really is no way.” He adds that when Gillian mentioned separating to him, he still thought she was joking until he received the signed papers from her. Gillian’s ex said that he thinks that they will both be friends in the future and that given the chance to do it all again (knowing thing as he did now), he’d go ahead and do it all over – proposing and marrying her.
我又單身了，一切發生的很突然。 記得2月我到馬來西亞探妳的班我們一起運動，我要離開時妳還說想送我到機場，因為疫情我們不知道何時能再見。 將近三年的相處時光像一場美夢般美好，我們去了夏威夷跳傘，去了東京吃壽司，去京都吃懷石料理，去了荷蘭、比利時、馬爾地夫，去了英國錄了我第一次的真人秀，去了LA辦了婚前派對，去了墨西哥拍了我們冷的要死的水底婚紗照，去了澳洲陪妳工作。 記得第一次去成都看妳的演唱會，我開完笑的問原來妳麽紅，妳還驕傲的跟我說：妳才知道妳老婆多火。 記得武漢的演唱會下著大雪路面結冰，妳的妝髮師過不來，我們在後臺緊張的跳腳。記得西寧的演唱會，記得澳門的演唱會，我爸媽在臺下感動的哭了。 聽了妳這麼多場LOL，我還是聽不膩，妳是一位如此優秀的演員、歌手、artist。 我不只深愛著妳，也是妳的終實粉絲。 我們在香港辦了眾星雲集的盛大婚禮，是我這輩子想都沒想過的事，英皇集團全部人如此幫忙，我們得到了大家的祝福，對我一個小醫師來說，真的是想都不敢想。 妳對我是如此的好，送了我手錶，送我衣服，送到我叫妳不要再送了，妳還是忍不住要幫我買。為了我飛來飛去，常常來台灣陪我。記得我們一起追劇、一起玩switch、一起拼樂高，記得妳知道我出差辛苦，回來時總是把家打掃乾淨，笑著跟我說：老公我很棒吧，我當時有多感動。 妳也時常鼓勵我，說我的技術這麼好，為什麼不自己出來做。想起越診所開幕時妳來幫忙剪綵，像個老闆娘ㄧ樣忙進忙出，歷歷在目，這輩子都報不了這個恩情。 回想2018時，LA的婚前派隊後妳突然變的冷淡，我問妳為什麼，妳跟我說妳後悔了，妳沒有很愛我，覺得自己不適合婚姻，我們討論了許久，還是決定再一起努力。 今年3月，妳打來跟我說：對不起，以為婚後會慢慢愛上我，但真的沒辦法，想要分開時，我還以為妳在開完笑。 直到收到妳寄來簽了字的分居協議，我從難過到憤怒到失落到接受現實，我想人生就是如此，雖然到現在我還走不出來，但謝謝妳誠實的告訴我妳的感受，讓我們可以走向不同的未來。 好久沒聯絡了，但妳想必也跟我ㄧ樣難過吧！想到妳獨自在家跟QQ，還有嬌媽、妹妹、表姊、豪仔的失望，心裡還是不捨。 我想以後我跟嬌還會是朋友，她是我遇過最善良、最單純、最勇敢、最美麗的女人，只是她不愛我了。 謝謝妳曾經給我的一切，如果重來一次，我還是會跟妳求婚，和妳結婚。 下次來台北我們再一起去喝運頓梗湯吧！ （以後關於婚姻的問題，不再做任何回應）
There are always two sides to a story and we’ve heard the ex-husband’s take on this. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if we’ll be hearing anything more from Gillian’s side. After basically confirming that both parties have signed the papers, her agency said that this is private matter between Michael and herself and that they won’t be answering any more questions regarding her marriage.