Christy Chung's second marriage ends in divorce
Posted: 15 August 2011 1848 hrs
HONG KONG: Hong Kong actress Christy Chung admitted Sunday that she had ended her seven-year marriage to musician husband Jon Yen some six months ago, reported Hong Kong media.
Chung stressed that her divorce was not due to the appearance of a third party, but because it was the best course of action in light of the circumstances.
She revealed that Yen was uncomfortable having to live in the shadow of his famous wife and this caused numerous problems that made them both unhappy.
"I feel we have been together for 11 years, and our relationship was great at first. Perhaps I never thought that my husband would be under so much pressure."
"Whenever there is a news report or when I attend an event with him, the reporters always would omit my husband's name and address him as 'Christy Chung's husband'," said Chung, who has starred in numerous films like "Samsara" and "Bruce Lee, My Brother" .
"As a man, he needed his own identity. He actually worked very hard to develop his career but his time still didn't come, so many little problems began to come up."
The 41-year-old actress believed that having to take care of their three children - Jaden Chloe Yen, Cayla Janie Yen and Yasmine Ross (from a previous marriage) - only served to put more pressure on Yen.
Chung had tried to work things out with him, and even decided to become a housewife for a while to take some pressure off Yen, but it was still not enough to save their marriage, so they decided to call it quits.
"I don't want to give him too much pressure. If we carry on like this, we will be unhappy every single day," explained Chung.
The actress also said in a recent magazine interview that she did not regret marrying Yen at all.
She added their relationship had actually improved since their divorce and that they will bring up the children together.
This is Chung's second divorce.
She separated from her first husband, Englishman Glen Ross, in 1999.
Despite being unlucky in love so far, Chung expressed that she has not developed a fear of marriage and would continue to look for love.
When she was younger