S.H.E singer's divorce

Selina Jen chokes back tears

S.H.E singer Selina Jen speaking to the press at a taping of the television show Stay Healthy Stay Happy.
S.H.E singer Selina Jen speaking to the press at a taping of the television show Stay Healthy Stay Happy.PHOTO: YOUTUBE

TAIPEI • In her first public appearance after her divorce announcement, S.H.E singer Selina Jen asked the media to give her estranged husband, lawyer Richard Chang, a little space.

At a taping of the television show Stay Healthy Stay Happy on Thursday, Jen, 34, spoke to reporters for nine minutes, said Apple Daily.

She said: "I'm meeting everyone at my first job after my status change. As you can see, I haven't slimmed down into a paper person, my appetite is good and I'm not in tears all day."

She said she and Chang, 43 - who is also known as Ah Tiong - had thought through their decision to end their four-year marriage, and were psychologically prepared.

"But facing the media reports and concern, there's still a little pressure and I'm a little emotional. Most of the time I'm home and can't help thinking, why did the marriage come to this?"

The couple's divorce announcement last Friday came as a shock and left the media scrambling for explanations. On Wednesday, Next Magazine said the couple had a sexless marriage as Jen was recovering from third-degree burns sustained during an on-set accident in 2010.

On Thursday, she denied all the rumours about the break-up and reiterated: "Ah Tiong and I really had problems getting along."

She spoke of her thankfulness for her friends, especially her bandmates Hebe Tien and Ella Chen, who have been checking in with her regularly.

In the seventh minute, Jen was choking back her tears, said Apple Daily. Finally, she asked the media to go easy on Chang, bowed and left.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 11, 2016, with the headline 'Selina Jen chokes back tears'. Print Edition | Subscribe