All the drama surrounding Chinese actress Huang Yi’s second marriage isn’t exactly a big secret.
In 2014, she accused her ex-husband, businessman Huang Yiqing, of hitting her and even shared photos of what she claimed was evidence of his domestic violence.
Yiqing denied the allegations and fought back by arguing that she faked her injuries.
Recently, Huang Yi made an appearance on a variety show to share more chilling stories of her ex-husband’s treatment towards her. Although she did not specify any names, it was heavily implied that she was talking about Yiqing.
According to the 43-year-old, who shot to fame after taking over Vicki Zhao’s iconic role as Xiaoyanzi in My Fair Princess III, her ex had more than 20 surveillance cameras installed around the house.
“You would suddenly find one anywhere at any time. You could open a cabinet and discover one in there too,” she recalled, admitting that it was a “very scary” time in her life.
What’s more, Yiqing had a very bad temper and would fly off the handle over minor issues without warning.
For instance, whenever Huang Yi missed one of Yiqing’s calls, he would angrily demand to know why she did not pick up and then throw his phone for no reason at all.
When asked when the abuse first started, Huang Yi shared that it was when she was six months pregnant with their daughter (gasp!), but she somehow still forgave him.
The couple eventually divorced in 2014 after three years of marriage.
Fortunately, Huang Yi is doing a lot better these days compared to Yiqing, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug trafficking last year.
He was also deprived of his political rights for three years and had 50,000 yuan (S$10,000) of belongings seized.
As for Huang Yi, she went on to launch her own empire, which includes a diaper brand, a beauty company, two confinement centres, and a cake biz that reportedly rakes in a staggering 100mil yuan (S$20mil) a year.
Not bad at all.