A lot of rumors are circulating after Gillian Chung (鍾欣潼) and Michael Lai (賴弘國) announced their divorce on May 8. It’s rumored after Gillian Chung asked for a divorce on the phone, all the matters were to be dealt through her company, EEG, with Michael Lai. It’s reported they asked Michael Lai not to reveal their divorce and that they would wait for Gillian Chung to announce it during a more suitable time in the latter half of the year. However, it seems Michael Lai jumped the gun with his long essay making EEG question his way of handling things. It’s rumored EEG had sent a legal notice to him to stop revealing any more details.
Gillian Chungs’s manager, Mani Fok, addressed the media about issuing a gag order against Michael Lai revealing anymore details about their separation. According to Oriental Daily News, they claim Mani Fok said, “Because Michael and Ah Gill signed a separation agreement, it’s not an immediate divorce. Everyone hopes to have a buffer period to let everyone cool down, hoping their feelings would warm up again or perhaps even an opportunity to save their marriage. We had a mutual understanding that after a few months we would re-evaluate the situation and then announce it, but we never thought someone would expose all the details. All this unexpected news caught us off guard. Ah Gill can only admit that Michael’s emotions were greatly impacted.”
In closing, Mani Fok also hopes everyone remains silent during this period and to stop revealing anymore information to the public. Mani Fok says the separation agreement they signed contains a clause where both parties have to keep details about their separation and marriage situation a secret during this time of separation. She also said the notice Gillian Chung’s lawyer sent to Michael Lai on May 8 was a reminder about this clause.
In response to the allegations Gillian Chung’s friend supposedly made about Michael Lai, he already had responded that he can “walk upright” and doesn’t have anything to hide. When a netizen asked him if he really cheated, he responded, “No, didn’t cheat, wasn’t unfaithful. We ended well just like we started well.”