BEIJING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Faye Wong, a Chinese singer usually referred as a "pop diva", who divorced her second husband last Friday,broke her silence on Wednesday afternoon, denying rumors of extramarital affairs and that she was planning on becoming nun.
"I asked for the divorce. There is no third person," said Wong, 44, on her social media account.
"No conflicts between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law. No financial problems," she said.
"It's not a pathetic farce. It is a peaceful separation," she said.
"I will not become a nun," she said, responding to mounting suspicion in the media that she would turn to Buddhism and become a nun.
Fans had reposted her Weibo announcement more than 100,000 times and written more than 50,000 comments as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, barely two hours after she posted the message online.
Many are supportive of her action while some still do not understand.
Wong's unexpected announcement of her divorce from Li Yapeng, 41, former actor turned businessman, set the Chinese Internet alight and triggered a heated guessing game on her motives.
Rumors of various versions of extramarital affairs or becoming nun spread on all kinds of media outlets.
Born in Beijing, Wong moved to Hong Kong in 1987,and has a huge following on the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and even Japan.