Okay, it’s extra large size of of popcorn time with TW-singer Leehom Wang‘s divorce from ex-wife Lee Jing Lei. In the last 48 hours there is now the following developments, first is Leehom’s 80-something year old dad writing long letter released to the media claiming his son is innocent of any wrongdoing, that his marriage was hell on earth miserable, that Lee Jing Lei used her first pregnancy to strongarm Leehom into marriage, and that she’s demanded tons of alimony, child support and property in the divorce and she’s gotten it. Lee Jing Lei then wrote a follow up letter first chastising Leehom for hiding behind his elderly father and using him to further lies about their marriage and painting her black and whitewashing him. She one-by-one denied all the father-in-laws allegations of her greed and manipulation and shared the text from her father-in-law this week telling her to claim to the media that her first letter was groundless and she is mentally unwell and if she does that she will get the expensive home she currently lives in with the kids. Lee Jing Lei explained that her father-in-laws actions further confirm how manipulative that family was, bullying her during her marriage in many ways and even now doing everything to smear her and absolve Leehom of any wrongdoing.
The dad said Leehom was miserable in the marriage and Lee Jing Lei refuted that by saying they had three kids, if he was so unhappy why would he keep having kids with her. The dad also claimed she used the first pregnancy to rope Leehom into marriage but Lee Jing Lei said it was Leehom who wanted kids because he was 37 years old already so they never used protection during sex and it was because he asked for it. She asked how a guy who the dad claims doesn’t want kids with her, was forced into marrying her, would not use protection two more times until they had three kids together?! She closed by saying she doesn’t think Leehom is trash or completely beyond repute, she just wants him to take responsibility for his mistakes and bad behavior and she believes by doing so there is a chance he can move forward properly. She also confirmed that the only reason she went public is because she asked Leehom to clarify the misconception that she was the reason for the divorce and didn’t get along with her mother-in-law and he refused to do even that because that allowed him to seem blameless in the divorce. In this letter, she closed by saying she will take legal action going forward for these lies being further spread about her.
Last but not least, Leehom finally broke his silence saying that he will be denying and explaining Lee Jing Lei’s claims of his various misconduct (cheating, prostitution, being an absentee dad, etc.), he didn’t want to do it because she’s the mother of his kids but he’s been left with no choice now. He claimed he never cheated during their marriage and explain that he met Lee Jing Lei (he used a Japanese name for her Michiko Nishimura) when she was an underage fan but they never communicated for 10 years until she was in her twenties so the was no grooming her when she was a minor. TW netizens don’t believe a single word he said and is even more incensed that Leehom used her Japanese name (she’s half-Japanese, half-Taiwanese), to try to make C-netizens turn against her just for their general hatred of anyone Japanese.
Lee Jing Lei responded to Leehom within hours refuting his claims. She said they did see each other and hang out when she was underage during those 10 years Leehom claimed they did not have contact, and their friends who hung out with them are witnesses and can confirm. To Leehom’s allegation of psychological stress, she was the one who was mentally abused and gaslighted during their marriage and their therapist can confirm that. He tried to find different therapists to validate his position to paint her as crazy but the therapists would refuse so he would keep switching to new ones for their marriage counseling. Lee Jing Lei called out Leehom for having a narcissistic personality disorder, and shared emails from their therapist (their names are Bobby and Sasha as that is what they are called by friends and family and use at home). She also refuted the greedy allegations and shared their divorce settlement where she waived all alimony (spousal support). She said that the only thing she asked was child support and any requirements so the children maintain their current standard of living and people who care for them so they are not traumatized by moving or changing nanny, etc.
And just now, Leehom posted a full apology statement, taking responsibility for his failings in the marriage, says he will do everything to provide for Jing Lei and his kids, will deed the condo over to her (earlier he only let her live there with the kids until the last one turned 18), and says he will take a break from work to spend time with his parents and his kids. The statement does apologize and take responsibility but still uses phrases like “at the end of the day, it’s always a man’s fault and a man’s responsibility”. Sigh. at least this saga will hopefully come to a close for the sake of the young innocent kids.