Things didn't work out, but no bitterness: Wong Li-Lin

Things didn't work out, but no bitterness: Wong Li-Lin

SINGAPORE - Fans who remember Wong Li-lin as an extremely outspoken yet very private media personality should take a look at her new Instagram account.

Aside from showing off the must-have food shots and event photos of friends in entertainment circles, the 41-year-old has been blanketing her social network account with pictures of her two children, Sage, nine, and Jonas, eight.

These are not posed shots that some celebs have been known to create. They include vacation shots and private notes from her children.

The only "missing person" in the 300-plus photos is ex-husband Allan Wu, whom she divorced last June, after nine years of marriage.

With no reason to stay on in Shanghai, where he had been based since 2011, she came home with her children.

"I went to China for him. There's nothing for me in China. It was a great experience for everyone but there was no reason for me to remain there," she said.

He has since returned, too. "I'm sure he misses the kids. He sees them as often as he wants. We're divorced because things didn't work out but that doesn't mean that there's bitterness," she said.

"We're still family and we'll always be family. It's just that between us, it didn't work. But besides that, nothing has changed."

Her new openness about her family stops short of talking about why their marriage broke down.

Their relationship is still amicable, she said, and she mentioned him several times, especially when she spoke about the family and her earlier aversion to technology.

Aside from an Apple MacBook Pro which she bought two years ago, she said, she had always used his hand-me-downs whenever he upgraded to a new one.

"In the past, I would just use whatever phone that Allan passed me," she said with a laugh.

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