Actor Wen Zhang shattered social media records in his native China on Monday (31Mar14) for all the wrong reasons after posting an online apology to his wife for cheating on her. He took to Weibo, China's popular Twitter-like service, to write a heartfelt note to actress Ma Yili about his romance with his TV co-star Yao Di - and the post attracted 2.5 million comments in just 10 hours.
His lengthy apology was also retweeted more than one million times - another record for Weibo, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Wen Zhang wrote, "I have brought this upon myself. A mistake is a mistake. This has nothing to do with anyone else.
"Today, I am willing to accept all the consequences. I've let down Ma Yili and our children. My mistake does not deserve to be forgiven, and it will be difficult for me to make amends for all the harm I've caused. But I want to do it. I have to do it. This is what I'll do for the rest of my life."
Ma Yili, who is pregnant with the couple's second child, responded, "Being in love is easy, being married is not. It is to be cherished."