Singapore celebrity couple Allan Wu, Wong Li-Lin file for divorce

Singapore Showbiz

Celebrity couple Wong Li-Lin and Allan Wu at ScreenSingapore in 2011. (Getty Images file photo)

Singapore celebrity couple Allan Wu and Wong Li-Lin are splitting up after nine years of marriage.

A media statement by their artiste management company Fly Entertainment late on Thursday said the couple "reached a mutual decision to get divorced".

They also asked for support to work through their decision in private for the benefit of their two children, Sage, 8, and Jonas, 5. The family have been based in Shanghai for nearly the past three years.

Despite news of their divorce, it appeared to be things per normal for the American-born Wu. His latest tweet shortly before midnight on Thursday talked about the latest Star Trek sequel. He tweeted, "Better late to the Trek than never...Finally caught the new Star Trek sequel and it's really good."

His latest post on his personal blog on Thursday was also nothing out of the ordinary as the Amazing Race Asia host described a recent visit to Park Royal on Pickering with plenty of photos. His most recent posts, however, did not include any photos of his wife.

Li-lin's most recent tweet on Thursday also did not refer to the divorce or split, instead talking about an upcoming health retreat.

Former actress Li-lin, 40, shot to fame after starring in MediaCorp's Channel 5 cop drama Triple Nine (Season 1 and 2) from 1995 to 1997. In 2008, she starred in the Singapore romance film The Leap Years alongside Ananda Everingham, and was nominated for Best Performer in the Singapore Film Awards 2009.

But after the birth of her two kids, the lifelong dance and fitness enthusiast-turned-host focussed her energy on being a passionate advocate for health-related causes.

In a recent interview by Esquire magazine in January this year, she said, “At this point in my life, I want to get back to work full-time and I want to focus on taking on projects that allow me to help others in some way. So, doing some hosting is fine but I’m probably not looking to do more acting now. I actually didn’t really do much acting in the first place if you think about it.”

This is the second high-profile celebrity split since April when actress Joanne Peh and radio deejay Bobby Tonelli announced they had broken up.