Vanness Wu, Arissa Cheo divorce after five years

Taiwanese actor-singer Vanness Wu and local socialite Arissa Cheo, who have been dogged by talk of their marriage being on the rocks, have split up after five years, Jayne Stars reported.

Cheo's lawyer, Ms Foo Siew Fong of Eversheds Harry Elias LLP, said in a statement: "My client does not believe in divorce but at this point she is left with no other alternative. She has worked hard for this marriage but given the unhappy state of affairs, she has decided to end it as she no longer wishes to continue to live in hurt and pain."

The divorce was finalised after the couple lived separately for three years, Toggle reported.

A clash in personalities, irreconcilable differences and Cheo's lack of support for Wu's career were said to be reasons for their split.

Wu, 39, and Cheo, 35, got hitched in November 2013 after dating on and off for seven years.

But there were signs of trouble barely a year into their marriage, followed by public spats over Instagram.