Former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang took to Weibo this afternoon to announce that he and his wife Ge Tian are calling it quits, confirming rumors that had long been floating around the web. Their short-lived marriage lasted only nine months.
“I fell in love with Ge in May 2014 and married her in September that same year. Due to our incompatible personalities, we are now ending our marriage,” Liu wrote on a post to his Weibo account. “We both wish each other a good life.”
Rumors that the two were splitting began to circulate back in April, when Liu announced his retirement without the presence of Ge. It was also speculated that the two started living separately after the former Olympic star found out that his wife had faked pregnancy in order to marry him.
By Maggie Wong