Manager Confirms Gong Li's Divorce: Report

08:37, June 30, 2010      

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The Southern Metropolis Entertainment Weekly reports that actress Gong Li has divorced tobacco tycoon Ooi Hoe Seong, citing her manager as the source of the break-up news. [File Photo:]

The mystery surrounding actress Gong Li's marriage status is becoming clearer. The Southern Metropolis Entertainment Weekly reports that Gong has divorced tobacco tycoon Ooi Hoe Seong, citing her manager as the source of the break-up news.

Xie Xiao, the newspaper's executive editor-in-chief, wrote on her blog Monday, "Gong's manager Christophe Tseng confirmed to the Weekly that the actress recently divorced. But it seems this marriage virtually ended a long time ago."

The Weekly has made Gong Li's divorce the cover story of its latest issue, accompanied by a photo of her and John Cusack, her co-star in the new film "Shanghai".

Xie Xiao added, "Looking at this photo you can feel how much Gong and Cusack could make a perfect couple."

Rumors have been running rampant about Gong's divorce as well as her relationship with Cusack.

Gong Li married Singaporean Ooi Hoe Seong in 1996. They have rarely been seen together in public.

In 2008, China-born Gong Li became a Singaporean citizen, triggering many Chinese Internet users to call her a "traitor". She responded that she changed her citizenship because of her family, and when asked if the term "family" referred to her husband and in-laws, the actress nodded.

Gong Li is one of the most well-known Asian actresses in the world. She first received international acclaim with roles in such Zhang Yimou films as "Red Sorghum" (1987), "Raise the Red Lantern" (1991), and "To Live" (1994). She also starred in the American films "Miami Vice" (2006) and "Hannibal Rising" (2007).

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