Zhou Xun (周迅) and Archie Kao (高圣远) announced their divorce on December 23, which might not be a surprise to many people given the rumors and signs. Rumors were circulating Archie Kao had initiated the separation 2 years into their marriage. The delay for their divorce was allegedly over Archie Kao’s demands to split their assets as they reportedly didn’t have a prenup.
Archie Kao addressed these rumors through a friend who spoke to Apple Daily Taiwan, saying, “It has been many years since we had a picture together. Of course, we are already divorced. Very surprised to receive so much attention today.” Archie Kao and Zhou Xun had already signed their divorce papers two years ago. He also emphasized that his and Zhou Xun’s finances have always been independent so there were no financial disputes after their divorce.
There were also rumors Archie Kao’s new girlfriend is pregnant and soon to be married. However, Archie Kao revealed that he is currently single. The girl he is kissing in the picture is actually his ex-girlfriend and they dated after his divorce with Zhou Xun. It’s reported they broke up in the US two and a half months ago.
As for why they decided to make the announcement now, Archie Kao said they didn’t want to divulge too much. Due to the busy schedules of both parties, there was no opportune time to announce it. They planned to make the announcement in the upcoming lunar new year. However, those pictures started circulating, which caught Zhou Xun and Archie Kao blindsided. They decided to announce it sooner to avoid misunderstandings.