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Sun, 27 Oct 2013
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Divorce is like a cut that has to heal: Wong Li-Lin
by Boon Chan

For the performance art installation piece Future/Perfect Singapore, actress Wong Li-Lin was housed in a glass cube for about two hours on Tuesday as she went about various activities alongside another artist.

With the recent media scrutiny, she may well feel as though she has been living in a glass house.

The Singaporean actress had upped and left for Shanghai with her Chinese-American actor-host husband Allan Wu and their two children in August 2011, as Wu wanted to pursue acting and hosting opportunities in China.

She is now back with her children - an eight-year-old daughter and a seven-year-old son - but has split from Wu.

Looking relaxed and in great shape, Wong, 41, appears to have come to terms with the divorce, which she says will soon be finalised.

In an interview with Life!, she says of her current relationship: "It has to heal, that's all I can say. It's like having a cut that's probably a bit raw in various ways and it has to heal and that can only take time. But overall, it's pretty okay."

News of the break-up was announced in a statement from their management company Fly Entertainment in June.

Wong shows no sign of bitterness towards Wu, whom she married in 2004, and even praises him for being a "very loving dad" and a "big teacher" in her life.

Looking back, she says: "I've had the experience of putting my ego and myself aside for some other people, in a marriage with children, and I've had the opportunity to grow. And for that, I must thank Allan most of all. Despite the marriage not working in the end, he's been a big teacher in my life."

She declines to comment on why the marriage broke down.

"I don't need to address it with anybody. This is between Allan and me," she says.

"Suffice it to say that in any relationship, people want things to work. He and I certainly did, but certain things didn't work out so we just have to be mature about it. We both have our rights and wrongs and we both tried.", and for the kids. You know that idea of what's perfect remains. But such is life."

Read the full story here.

Click on to see more photos or watch the full interview on RazorTV here.

Photos: ST, TNP, Allan Wu, Marshall Cavendish, Robert Lancione, Mediacorp & CNA

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A wound that has yet to heal. That was how Wong Li Lin described her relationship with her newly-estranged husband, fellow actor and TV host Allan Wu.
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Patti LaBelle - On My Own ft. Michael McDonald .
Posted by BALONGLONG on Mon, 25 Nov 2013 at 15:29 PM

it's laudable for her to put up a "brave" front for publicity but one must "wake up"

to reality!

age showing on her!

it's best for her to "tend" to her kids and be just like any other ordinary single

mothers bringing up their kids as best as they can!

not everyone can be successfully filthy rich in life!

i oso wan, leh!

life's like that!

Posted by middleman on Sun, 3 Nov 2013 at 20:13 PM
Her idiom not so good 'cut has to heal'
As easy as thirsty must drink water, chiak par ai pang sai
Posted by jameslee58 on Sun, 3 Nov 2013 at 19:53 PM

allan got no problem and can go "flinging" around wherever he is!

but not for his "duped" wife!

Posted by middleman on Sun, 3 Nov 2013 at 19:49 PM

this wan... got chance, no need be mistress :D:p:D:p
Posted by baoxingtian on Sun, 3 Nov 2013 at 19:49 PM

Before happy la, see the pics.
Posted by merlin12 on Sun, 3 Nov 2013 at 19:46 PM

family broken got happy wan meh :D:p u ok or not?
Posted by baoxingtian on Sun, 3 Nov 2013 at 19:42 PM

muz pay wan or not huh :D:p
Posted by baoxingtian on Sun, 3 Nov 2013 at 19:41 PM
Wong Li Lin got a idea of healing the HEART ?? all you can is to live and children .. Man if find one it going to be tough ... why not talk about it here with me +659161398
Posted by jopiemalay on Sun, 3 Nov 2013 at 18:23 PM
Such a happy family broken up.
Posted by merlin12 on Sun, 3 Nov 2013 at 17:43 PM


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