Former Hong Kong actress Isabella Leong has confirmed that she has broken up with long-time boyfriend Richard Li, son of Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka Shing. “Stepping into 2011, I will also step into a new stage of my life. I have broken up with Richard Li.
“We had a wonderful time. We will raise our children together. Our common goal is that they grow up healthy and happy. I hope this statement will end the ceaseless speculation about me,” said Leong in a statement to the media on Saturday. Leong’s separation from Richard Li comes at a time when many people believed she would soon officially become his wife, after she bore him a son Ethan in Canada in April 2009, then a pair of twin sons born in San Francisco last June.
However, Leong’s marriage into the wealthy Li family was not to be. Leong’s manager Lu Mi Xue has confirmed on Sunday that the 22-year-old Macau-born actress has indeed separated from Li, 44, but denied rumours that a third party came between the pair to cause the split.