Amid the media storm surrounding Hong Kong director Oxide Pang's cheating scandal, Pang and wife, actress-singer Angelica Lee, 48, released a joint statement on their social media accounts on Wednesday afternoon.
Pang, 48, was caught kissing Hong Kong starlet, Liddy Li, 26, outside a cinema last week. The couple was also photographed behaving intimately after their movie date at a Hong Kong mall.
Pang and Malaysia-born Lee posted the statement on their Weibo accounts, addressing the scandal. In the statement, Pang and Lee wrote:
"A 12-year relationship is not easily explained in a few words.
"We have slowly learned that marriages are not about a prince and princess coming together and living happily ever after."
They indicated that they have sat down to discuss "right versus wrong, happiness and sadness, the past and the future".
"Yes, we are definitely sad now, because there is love involved. If there is no love, perhaps it would be easily resolved.
"(We are) just like many other couples, and the many marriages that have met with problems and trials.
"Sorry for the worry and anger this has caused to our loved ones, but thank you for your concern and the space you have given us.
"We will face this together, the future is unknown, but we will listen to our hearts on the way forward, and let time reveal the answer.
"We are thankful."
Oxide Pang: I cannot forgive myself
Later in the evening, Pang released another statement of his own on Weibo, which addressed criticisms that he did not offer any apology in the earlier statement.
"In the clarification this afternoon, the three words 'I am sorry' were missing, which gave everyone the impression that I am unrepentant.
"You must know, how difficult is it to say or write those three words?
"It's just that I feel my mistake is not one which can be forgiven just by saying sorry, because I am utterly in the wrong.
"The mistake I made has also hurt someone who has sacrificed so much for me, and caused heartache and disappointment to those who care for her.
"I accept the condemnation from everyone. Because my mistake does not deserve to be forgiven, even I cannot forgive myself.
"I am sorry..."