Hu Ting-ting announces split
British-born Taiwanese actress Hu Ting-ting (胡婷婷), the daughter of Greater Taichung Mayor Jason Hu (胡志強), announced yesterday that she has separated from her husband, Julio Acconci, after a year of marriage. “It was a very peaceful decision made by both sides... we are still good friends,” Hu Ting-ting wrote on Facebook. She did not give a reason for the breakup, saying only that “it was love that brought us together. It was also because of love that we decided to part ways.” Hu Ting-ting, who made her acting debut as a Thai prostitute in the romantic comedy Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, married Acconci in January last year. At a press conference yesterday, her father choked up with emotion as he said that he was “shocked” and very sad to hear the news, but that the most important thing for him now was to help his daughter through this difficult time.
Hsu sets marriage date
Taiwanese singer-actress Vivian Hsu (徐若瑄) is to marry her Singaporean businessman fiance Sean Lee in June, her management company said. The couple held an engagement party on Saturday in Taipei. While the 38-year-old model, singer and actress enjoys popularity in her home country and Japan, she plans to settle down in Singapore after her marriage, but will continue her career in the entertainment business if there are good opportunities, the company said. Lee is chief executive officer of Marco Polo Marine, a Singapore-based integrated marine logistics group. Hsu was once a member of the popular Japanese group Black Biscuits and has also appeared in a number of films and television series in both Taiwan and Japan, including The Shoe Fairy (人魚朵朵) and The Knot (雲水謠).