It feels like another chapter coming down from the 2000s cross-border collaboration leading to romance between Korean and Chinese stars. This past decade has been fraught with more contention between the two countries politically which has impacted entertainment. K-actress Chae Rim was one of the top actresses of her generation and went early on to China to star in dramas and movies and actually made a name for herself. She ended up having a relationship with C-actor Gao Zi Qi after doing a C-drama together and the two tied the knot 6 years ago in a lovely ceremony in both China and South Korea. Three years ago the couple welcomed their first child a daughter together, but since then C-ent has been reporting on pending divorce. Both have repeatedly denied it but today K-ent reported that the two are indeed divorced and Chae Rim has moved permanently back to South Korea. She responded on her SNS with a tacit confirmation as did Gao Zi Qi after. I’m sad their marriage didn’t work out and wish both the best in co-parenting and future happiness.