BEIJING - Singer Faye Wong's eight-year marriage with actor- turned-businessman Li Yapeng has ended, but the speculation about why they split up and what she will do next is just beginning.
Oriental Daily News quoted sources speaking of a comeback for Wong, 44, who has not released a new record since she married Li, 41.
The sources also denied talk that Wong, a known devout Buddhist, would become a nun and practise her faith at Sakya Monastery in Tibet.
They said the star has two daughters - Jingtong, 16, by first husband Dou Wei, and Yan, seven, by second husband Li - and is not likely to leave them. Wong is more likely to return soon to work, the sources said.
Oriental said it found the star getting retail therapy in Hong Kong more than a week ago. She was alone and looking at the latest winter wear.
She was said to have met the Karmapa Lama in India and prayed for calmness, just before going to Urumqi, Xinjiang - where Li was born and where the couple registered their marriage - to get a divorce last Friday.
She dropped the bombshell on fans on Weibo that evening, ending her message - "Our destiny as husband and wife ends here. I'm fine, you take care too" - with a smiley.
But late that night, she looked a forlorn figure, landing in her native Beijing without Li. She left the airport in a van with his former agent Ma Xia, and the vehicle, chased by reporters in cars, had to stop twice, Oriental said.