Keeping Her Divorce a Secret for 5 Years, Alice Chan Wants Ex-Husband Back

Keeping Her Divorce a Secret for 5 Years, Alice Chan Wants Ex-Husband Back

Five years ago, Alice Chan‘s (陳煒) marriage with Taiwanese businessman James Yen (顏志行) had already ended. However, the pair continued to pose as a married couple last year when James appeared on Alice’s variety show. As to why Alice had lied about her divorce status for five years, some believe that she was hoping to salvage her relationship with her ex-husband.

Since 2016, James was romantically linked with Taiwanese singer, Sherry Cheng (鄭雙雙).  As the rumors gained more ground while James was still perceived to be a “married man”, Alice finally announced that she and James had already divorced in 2012. Alice said she did not want to hurt the third party involved.

Apologizing for keeping her divorce a secret for so long, Alice said, “From the start we didn’t let anyone know the truth and didn’t talk to the public about it. I need to apologize to everyone. There were some problems in our relationship – we spent very little time with each other. As time moved forward, the time spent apart grew even longer, and it had nothing to do with a third party. He suggested the divorce and we split five years ago. We still keep in touch because we’re not just friends – we’re like family and we care about each other.”

Alice said it only took her so long to make the announcement because she wanted her private life to stay out of the spotlight. When asked if she returned to acting because of financial need after her divorce, the 43-year-old actress said she had started working again before the divorce was finalized.

On whether there is still a chance that the pair will reconcile in the future, Alice shrugged, “No one knows what will happen down the road.”


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A Glimpse into TVB’s “Deep in the Realm of Conscience”

A Glimpse into TVB’s “Deep in the Realm of Conscience”

TVB is going to take the audiences back to the Tang Dynasty again, nearly ten years after the original series. Deep in the Realm of Conscience <宮心計深宮計>, the franchise sequel to 2009’s Beyond the Realm of Conscience <宮心計>, will be hitting TV screens this year, in celebration of TVB’s 50th anniversary.

Co-produced by China’s Tencent Penguin Picture, Deep is set during the reign of Li Longji, or Emperor Xuanzong, during the early 700’s of Tang China. Starring Steven Ma (馬浚偉) as the emperor, the series revolves around the women in his life, all with their own motives to achieve power in court.

The drama first begins with the conflict between Empress Dowager Wei (portrayed by Michelle Yim 米雪) and Li Longji, before he became Emperor Xuanzong. Along with his aunt Princess Taiping (portrayed by Alice Chan 陳煒), Xuanzong succeeds in a coup that dethrones Empress Wei. After becoming emperor, Xuanzong experiences through political reforms, and tries to keep his throne safe from his aunt Taiping, whom he believes to be plotting a coup of her own.

Meanwhile, his empress consort Wong Chun (portrayed by Nancy Wu 胡定欣) comes across an old lover Yam Sam-syu (portrayed by Kenneth Ma 馬國明), the emperor’s closest ally and general of the militant guards. Along with Ho Lei (portrayed by Edwin Siu 蕭正楠), a royal guard, the duo work together keep the harem safe from danger. Sam-syu becomes acquainted with Cheng Sun-hei (portrayed by Chrissie Chau 周秀娜), who goes on to become one of the emperor’s consorts.

During one chance encounter, Ho Lei meets the maid servant Yuen Yuet (portrayed by Annie Liu 劉心悠), and falls in love with her. Yuen Yuet serves the Imperial Household Bureau, headed by the wise Lady Cheung (portrayed by Susan Tse 謝雪心). The bureau is split into four offices that manage inner palace affairs—jewelry proceedings by Lady Tsui (portrayed by Candy Lo 羅霖),  furnishing proceedings by Lady Nam-kung (portrayed by Akina Hong 康華), embroidery proceedings by Lady Luk (portrayed by Angie Cheong 張慧儀), and meal proceedings by Lady Wong (portrayed by Pinky Cheung 張文慈). Sam-syu’s love interest Kam Yeuk-chin (portrayed by Jacqueline Wong 黃心穎) serves one of the offices as a maidservant.

Deep is currently shooting in Hengdian World Studios. It is one of TVB’s seven anniversary dramas to celebrate the station’s 50th anniversary, and is slated to premiere in the last quarter of 2017.


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