Front pages across China are currently reporting that 61-year-old real estate billionaire Wang Shi has divorced his wife for his 31-year-old girlfriend Tian Pujun. Chinese netizens are naturally shocked as rich old men have never demonstrated a propensity for young sexy women ever before.
According to the Shenzhen Evening News, a reporter from Caijing Magazine broke the story on Sunday night, posting to his Weibo:
“Various sources have now confirmed Wang Shi’s change in marital status. Proceedings for the divorce of Wang Shi and his wife Wang Jiangsui will be completed within the year.”
Online speculation soon became rampant that Wang’s new love is a post-80s generation actress called Tian Pujun (田扑珺), who achieved some fame for her role as the wife of Prince Dun in the popular television series Legend of Zhen Huan (甄嬛传). The two apparently met at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in China, and have been spotted in the US together (where Wang was studying English during the last year). Today’s Shanghai Morning Post included an article headlined “Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business Denies Acting as Matchmaker”.
Though photos have emerged of the couple together as long ago as January, Wang denied “betraying” his family and asked the public to respect his privacy.
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