Faye and ex had separate lives

Hong Kong - Singer Faye Wong and businessman Li Yapeng lived separate lives for more than a year before their divorce, said Apple Daily on Tuesday.

A source close to the star said there had been undercurrents in the marriage around the time of her concert tour last year, reported the newspaper.

Afterwards, Wong and Li took separate trips with their friends, and made joint appearances only on special occasions such as their annual Smileangel Foundation ball and the birthdays of their daughter Yan and Li's grandfather, said the report. Otherwise, the two took turns to look after their seven-year-old.

Even though they lived under the same roof, Wong, 44, and Li, who turns 42 this month, were rarely around at the same time.

On Monday, the star said on Weibo that the former couple's work for Smileangel, their charity for children with cleft palates, would "never stop".

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