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Barbie Hsu, 44, announced today (Jun 5) that she has filed for divorce from her husband of 10 years, Chinese businessman Wang Xiaofei, 39.

She revealed the shocking news to Apple Daily this morning, adding that divorce proceedings are underway. Oddly enough, those closest to the couple, including their mothers, her manager and Xiaofei himself, have denied the rumours.

When contacted by Chinese media, Xiaofei said he was “unaware” of the divorce.

In a phone interview with Apple Daily, Barbie's mum said: “Barbie talked about [the divorce] in a fit of anger. What divorce? I’ll persuade her. Both she and Xiaofei would be worried sick about their children. I’ll ask Xiaofei and Barbie to bear with each other.”

Then there's Barbie’s manager, who told Apple Daily: “The couple just had a fight. Which couple doesn’t? It’s no big deal.”

Xiaofei’s mother also seems unaware of the divorce. When she was bombarded with questions by netizens during a live stream, she said: “It’s been very difficult for [my son]. He has to fly to Taiwan to look after his wife and kids. He has to go through quarantine when he gets back to the mainland too. He really spoils his wife (…) Neither Barbie nor Xiaofei have notified me of such a thing, so please be prudent when you hear of rumours like these. They’re not getting a divorce.”

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