Nicholas Tse’s mother, former actress Deborah Li revealed that her son’s marriage to actress Cecilia Cheung may be beyond repair.
“I don’t know much and thought that if Tse does not say anything, there is still hope” she said during interviews with Hong Kong media on Friday.
“I only found out later that he has hired lawyers,” said Li of the troubled relationship between Tse and his wife.
She added that an earlier accident in April, that saw Cheung crashing into an old man with her car, was really the result of Cheung becoming reckless after a serious fight with Tse.
She went on to insist that she is not the mastermind behind Tse’s marital strife.
“As his mother, I don’t even know which lawyer he hired. I have not seen my son and will not participate in searching for a lawyer” said Li.
Li further revealed that the unpleasantness surrounding her son and daughter-in-law, along with rumours that she was the one breaking them up, keeps her awake.
“I used to be able to sleep the whole night after taking one sleeping pill, but now, I have to take one every three hours.
On the same day Li spoke to the press, Cheung and Tse, along with their sons Lucas and Quintus, spent some 90 minutes together at their Hong Kong Parkview home.
It is not known what transpired during that get-together but just days later, Tse appeared relaxed shooting a commercial in Hong Kong on Sunday.
He also refused to answer questions about his mother’s comments on his marriage and her use of sleeping pills.
Cheung meanwhile, flew back to Ningbo, China, to continue shooting her upcoming movie “The Lion Roars II“.
She was also named as the god-daughter of a powerful Chinese businessman, 70-year-old Chen Yu Shu.
The pair apparently met years ago at an event hosted by a mutual friend and became fast friends.
Chen, a member of the Chinese political advisory body, the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, has offered to help Cheung publish her autobiography.
This is expected to be a tell-all book about Cheung’s life so far, which will inevitably talk about her husband Tse.
Speculation is rife that Cheung picked Chen to be her god-father so that she would have some financial and political backing if a divorce from Tse becomes unavoidable.
The autobiography would, at the same time, serve as a tool to improve her public image.