Chinese actor Li Yapeng, who was previously married to Chinese singer Faye Wong, went public with his new relationship earlier in May this year.
This came after he was rumoured to be dating a Faye Wong-lookalike, and that she is a billionaire CEO. The 48-year-old later clarified that he was indeed in a relationship, but that his girlfriend is “just a writer who likes singing jazz songs from time to time, an independent woman who commands respect”.
Since then, the only things the media know about the woman is that she goes by the name of Susie, and that she is 32, which makes her 16 years younger than Yapeng.
On November 7, Susie updated her Weibo with, “Do you know why giving painless labour isn’t encouraged in the mainland?”
This caused surprise among netizens, who wondered if she has a bun in the oven.
Her explanation that there is a shortage of anesthetists in the mainland, and that we should all “love life and love doctors” did nothing but to fan the flames of the discussion. However, neither she nor Yapeng has responded to media inquiries at press time.
In related news, in an interview before Susie’s Weibo post was uploaded, Yapeng shared that he has no plans to make showbiz his priority, preferring to focus more on his charity work.
With his only daughter, Li Yan, entering her teens, her future profession was also discussed. Yapeng revealed that he is not against her entering showbiz in the future.
Sharing that he has been slowly giving her independence as she grows older, he said, “The road that she takes in future should be decided by herself.”
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