Alvivi in Splitsville

Alvivi in Splitsville

SINGAPORE- Notorious sex blogger Alvin Tan, 25, and his girlfriend Vivian Lee, 24, just can't seem to keep out of the news.

Even after they apparently broke up.

The Malaysian couple, jointly known as Alvivi, are having a very public break-up after Mr Tan announced the split on Facebook after accusing Miss Lee of cheating on him.

Which seems kind of ironic since their claim to infamy has been based on their sexual frankness, baring skin, heart and soul for the world to see.

In October 2012, Mr Tan, then an ASEAN scholar at the National University of Singapore (NUS), made headlines for posting explicit sex videos and photographs of him and Miss Lee in a blog.

Although Mr Tan was brought before an NUS board of discipline and suspended for a semester, he and Miss Lee went on to court more controversy with more sexual shenanigans and even religious insensitivities.

Their playing out their break-up in public has caused some netizens to wonder if it is just the latest publicity stunt concocted by the couple.

Mr Tan has a book called "Sex, Pork and Persecution" coming out soon and this could be a way to keep himself in the public eye, the netizens said.

Local psychologist Daniel Koh told The New Paper: "You can't blame them (the netizens) for thinking so.

"These two are quite open sexually, yet they are now breaking up over cheating? Naturally, with their track record, people will be wondering if all these reports are true."

Various contradictions and U-turns have emerged after Mr Tan posted this update on their Facebook page on New Year's Day: "Alvivi is going to split soon. Thanks for following us but this is the end. #ThatsIt."

This was after Mr Tan reportedly found out that Miss Lee had cheated on him with another man. He uploaded a photograph of the alleged third party that day.

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