It’s not as if anyone was truly surprised that Chinese actress Yang Mi, 32, and Hongkong actor Hawick Lau, 44, have split after five years of marriage. Rumours that they were headed for a divorce have already been stewing for more than a year, despite the couple having shot down all talk of there being trouble in paradise. It didn't help that the couple barely interacted with each other on social media, unlike say, the reigning couple of online PDA Jay Chou and Hannah Quinlivan.
In fact, the last denial about a split came just two days before the couple made their official divorce announcement on Dec 22. “No [they are not splitting up], such rumours are so senseless,” Yang Mi’s studio had said then. Oops.