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Despite marriage rumors, A Fist Within Four Walls <城寨英雄> star Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪) announced on social media that he has broken up with his girlfriend of three years, Jennifer Shum (岑杏賢).
According to Jayne Stars, Benjamin and the 2012 Miss Photogenic winner started their romance sometime around 2014, and confirmed their relationship in August 2015.
Benjamin reportedly told his friends that he saw Jennifer as a marriage partner, and planned on marrying her in about two to three years.
But that plan didn’t go through. Benjamin had to put his private life aside after hitting big with this year’s A Fist Within Four Walls. Even Jennifer said she wouldn’t mind waiting for Benjamin, saying that his career came first.
It was a shock when the couple announced their split through social media this past weekend. Their announcements came only a few days after sharing a selfie they took with close friend Tracy Chu (朱千雪), who recently had her graduate school commencement.
In a statement posted on Weibo, Benjamin said, “I think back to October 2013, a simple ’happy birthday’ got us to know each other, and we immediately clicked. But both of our careers are on the screen, and she didn’t want to affect my career, so we tried to keep a low profile […] The many months of separating and reuniting again gave us both a great deal of pain, and I couldn’t give her the trust and hope she wanted. That is why we’ve decided to part ways! I hope our friends can give us some space. I hope you (Jennifer Shum) can find the ideal partner of your heart. Wish you health, and happiness forever.”
Jennifer gave a much shorter response on Instagram, saying, “The most important thing in a relationship is trust and security. If these things no longer exist, [I] don’t know how it can be maintained. [I’ve] made a decision today, and although it is not the most ideal ending, it is something that must be faced…”
Jennifer then unfollowed Benjamin on Instagram.
The original version of this story was published in Lollipop on November 27, 2016.
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