Hong Kong actor Nicholas Tse vowed to end the confusion over the state of his marriage to actress wife Cecilia Cheung, and deal with his family matters quickly, in a statement to the media on Friday.
“Recent months have seen various reports in the media and speculation regarding my family affairs and marriage situation.
“With protecting my family members as my goal, I kept silent, in hopes of reducing the impact on my family and my two sons,” said Tse in a statement released to the media via his manager Mani Fok.
“After much consideration, today, I finally made a painful decision. From today onwards, I will start dealing with my family affairs.
“Hopefully, this will quickly put an end to all external speculation and let my family live a quiet life, as well as allow my two sons to grow up happy and healthy.”
Tse thanked the media for their concern but explained that he would not be responding to queries about his marriage and family matters “for the time being”.
“Allow me to properly, quickly deal with [my] family affairs and concentrate on my work,” said the 31-year-old actor before concluding his letter.
“Finally, I’d like to deeply thank Cecilia [Cheung] for her contributions these [past] five years and sincerely wish her well.”
This is the second time Tse had addressed the ceaseless rumors about his marriage to Cheung.
Rumors have been rife after the latter’s controversial encounter with her old flame Edison Chen at an airport, and veteran Hong Kong deejay Eileen Cha claimed that all is not well in the Tse household, because Cheung had designs on Tse’s wealth.