Chinese model-actor Sean Zhang and his son, Zhang Yue Xuan, nicknamed Tian Tian, became an instant hit with the public after appearing in the first season of popular reality show Where Are We Going, Dad? in 2013.
Sean and his wife, Chinese model Kou Jing, also have a daughter, who was born in 2015. Sean regularly updates his Weibo with pictures of his two kids, with his most recent post celebrating Yue Xuan’s 12th birthday.
Last Friday (Nov 29), the 37-year-old made a shocking announcement on Weibo, announcing that he and Kou Jing had actually parted ways in 2017 after 12 years of marriage.
“I originally did not want to make this news public, but I still have to inform everyone of my current situation,” he wrote. “Kou Jing and I officially divorced in 2017. It was only due to differing opinions when it came to our family, and we are still co-parenting our kids. I hope that everyone will not jump to conclusions.”
It is understood that Sean and Kou Jing first met in 2003, after being introduced to each other through a mutual friend. After registering their marriage in 2005, Kou Jing left the modelling industry to focus on their family, and she gave birth to Yue Xuan in 2007. The couple held an official wedding ceremony in 2011.
However, Sean’s announcement has stirred up doubt amongst netizens, who shared that in August this year, the model-actor was still sharing anecdotes about his relationship with Kou Jing on television.
Another netizen also posted pictures of a man and woman in a jewellery shop, claiming that they had come across Sean and an unidentified woman picking out diamond rings together in October this year. They then speculated that Sean chose to disclose his split from Kou Jing as he intends to remarry soon. Sean has yet to reply to any of these speculations at press time.
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