Fan made the announcement at around 8 p.m., according to Shanghaiist. The post reads:
“We experience many kinds of farewells during our lives. The warmth and love that we gain from each encounter turns into strength that lasts forever. Thank you for the sacrifices, support, and love you’ve given me and I’m thankful for the concern and love that you’ll give me in the future.
We are no longer us, but we are still us.”
The announcement was so big that it generated more than 660,000 likes, 180,000 comments and 90,000 shares in just two hours.
Some netizens reported that Weibo suffered numerous outages and it appears the site’s server could not handle the traffic.
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Fan and Li first met on the set of Chinese costume drama “The Empress of China.” The two then started dating in 2015 and got engaged during the actress’ 36th birthday two years later.
Shortly after the breakup announcement went viral, Li shared the post and added a message of his own that reads:
“From friends to lovers and then back again to friends. The emotions may change, but the pure feelings between you and me will never change. The trust and support we have for each other will last forever. We are no longer us, we are still us.”
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