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Robertson’s separation from his wife of 30 years was announced just before the 2014 election. ” Apart from the occasional photo-heavy online story featuring selfies and Instagram videos of the mayor and Qu, a minor celebrity in her native China, their romance was largely ignored.
Three months after election day, Robertson and Qu, whom he’d reportedly met when she was Tourism Vancouver’s “Ambassador to China” in 2013, issued matching Valentine’s messages on Weibo (the Chinese equivalent of Twitter), proclaiming their love. I’m so lucky you fill my life with love and happiness. ,” the mayor, 51, wrote, confirming speculation about the relationship. That changed with news last week that Qu’s mother, Qu Zhang Mingjie, 60, a former official in the northern Heilongjiang province, may face execution for graft.
Qu has said she and her mom had managed to patch things up.
On Zhang’s birthday last spring, shortly after charges against her were made public, Qu took to Instagram: “No one can replace her in my heart.
Zhang, once described by her daughter as a workaholic, raised Qu, her only child, in the northern rustbelt province bordering Russia.
When she was 16, Qu was sent to boarding school in Canada, first in Ontario, then British Columbia.If you want to get in touch with one of your matches, we’ll help you choose the subscription that’s right for you. We understand that sometimes people have concerns over sharing details online, however, our state-of-the-art website security keeps the nice people in and the bad people out.We take every opportunity to ensure you have full control over your information and how others see it.Zhang, the former deputy director of the Harbin Municipal Development and Reform Commission, wanted her daughter to learn English, then earn a master’s degree in business, before returning to Harbin. After withdrawing from Simon Fraser University in 2005, she used tuition money to fund the purchase of an electric piano, straining an already difficult relationship with her mother.Four years later, she became the first Chinese artist signed to Nettwerk, a Vancouver-based record label.But over the years, she’s forgiven me because she’s found pride and joy in my success in life.