Following Lawrence Ng’s announcement yesterday that he and wife Shi Yangzi will be getting a divorce, the latter admitted that the age gap between her and the actor played a big part in the issue.

As reported on Mingpao News, the actress, who is 21 years younger than Lawrence is, stated that differences of ideas and culture arose over time since they got married in 2007.

“The age gap leads to lots of differences, especially in terms of doing things. When you’re in love, these things are not apparent, but problems began to stack up as you’re living together,” said Shi.
However, the actress stated that she and Lawrence will remain good friends even after the divorce and will share the custody of their six-year-old daughter, Xier.
On the other hand, Shi has been slammed by the public continuously since the reports of their separation came out. Aside from allegations of her flirting with other men, she was also accused of being materialistic when she married the TVB star.
Asked to address the negative rumours, Shi only replied that she cannot control other people’s opinion about her.
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