22 Jul – Although it has been several years since the media last speculated about the situation of Zhou Xun's marriage with American actor Archie Kao, the actress recently refuelled divorce rumours with her statement during an appearance on a reality show.
As reported on Epoch Times, the mainland star recently made an appearance on the reality show, "Adventures Life", in which she and the host Aya visited an old couple suffering from Alzheimer's Disease in Japan.
After showing off her cooking skills in front of the camera, Zhou revealed that her mother actually never let her into the kitchen when she was a child or even taught her how to cook as she feared Zhou's hands would become rough.
Praising her mother for being caring towards her, the actress also stated that the latter was very open minded and even told her once that she need not get married.
Here is where speculations of a divorce sparked again. Zhou commented, "I think my parents are very lucky to be walking through life together. I grew up thinking that marriage was beautiful. But it also made me feel insecure because I felt like I could not completely replicate the happiness of my parents' marriage."
"We have our own experience in life, and I want to make my choice honestly," she added.
Following the broadcast of the show, many speculated that Zhou was alluding to the status of her marriage.
Zhou tied the knot with "CSI" actor Archie Kao in 2014, but their marriage was plagued with numerous rumours of separation and divorce. Though they finally decided to deny it a few years later, the couple have remained silent for a while now, with the last interaction between the two recorded in 2016 on Zhou's 42nd birthday.
At the same time, some Hong Kong tabloids alleged that Zhou and Archie have actually been separated for more than two years, with the actor finally filing for divorce last year. Netizens also noticed that the actor has deleted all content related to Zhou from his social media account.
In addition, Zhou also shared that she had spent the COVID-19 lockdown with her parents instead of her husband.
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