Chapter 1081: Exposed to the Media
For the past few days, everyone in the circle was paying the most attention to the news about Ning Shuqian and Wen Haowen reconciling with each other.
The matter came about because some reporters found out that Wen Haowen headed straight to a luxurious apartment after work instead of going back home to the Wen Family mansion. He seemed to be having an illicit affair with a kept woman and the reporters definitely suspected so, especially since Ning Shuqian had been admitted to the nursing home for a long term stay. After all, Wen Haowen was in his prime and as a man, he had to have his sexual needs fulfilled.
Hence, they decided to tail Wen Haowen, only to realize that the so-called mistress turned out to be Ning Shuqian.
The entire upper-class society was shaken by the piece of groundbreaking news.
After all, Ning Shuqian had deceived the entire Wen Family by pretending to be pregnant and even plotted against Wen Xinya. As a result of her actions, the Wen Family suffered damage to their reputation and became a laughing stock of the upper-class society. The Wen Corporation had also incurred major losses.
Wen Haowen also wanted to divorce Ning Shuqian because of that. In the end, his adulterous affair was exposed and Ning Shuqian even developed a severe mental illness. Although he did not bring up the topic of divorce again and instead sent Ning Shuqian to a nursing home, everyone thought that their relationship had already come to an end.
They thought that Wen Haowen would mention a divorce once Ning Shuqian’s condition improved. Yet, they reconciled within just a few months.
It was truly unbelievable.
Wen Haowen was surrounded by reporters as soon as he exited the Wen Corporation office tower after work.
“CEO Wen, have you really forgiven your wife Ning Shuqian for everything that she did to the Wen Family and your daughter?”
Wen Haowen was extremely infuriated about it. After all, he did not plan to let the media find out about his relationship with Ning Shuqian so soon. It was the same for Ning Shuqian. Hence, he had been very careful. However, he did not expect that the reporters would be so capable.
He frowned slightly before answering, “My wife Ning Shuqian and I are truly in love with each other. I was devastated and angry about her false pregnancy and even thought about divorcing her. Later on, I got set up by Yang Ziyu and ended up being embroiled in an extramarital scandal. As a result, my wife’s mental illness worsened. However, I can’t deny that I have indeed let my wife down and betrayed her physically. Hence, the score is even. After cooling off for some time, I realized that I still love my wife and that I’m not willing to let go of her. That’s why I decided to reconcile with her.”
Wen Haowen took the moral high ground and even made himself out to be a devoted man who was magnanimous, forgiving and loyal.
However, the reporters obviously wouldn’t let him brush them off so easily. “How does your father Old Mr. Wen feel about you reconciling with Ning Shuqian? As a victim of Ning Shuqian’s pregnancy conspiracy, how does your daughter feel about your relationship with Ning Shuqian?”
The reporters’ questions were blunt and straightforward. They even directly pointed out the most crucial element.
Wen Haowen’s expression changed and he said, “I’m really sorry, but this is a private matter between my wife and me. It has nothing to do with my father and daughter.”
Previously, he had been trying to hide his relationship with Ning Shuqian, simply because he wanted to avoid letting Old Mr. Wen and Wen Xinya find out. Now that the reporters had questioned him directly, he was at a sudden loss for an answer.
Not planning to let Wen Haowen off at all, the reporters said, “You moved Madam Ning Shuqian to an apartment after she got discharged. You didn’t move her to the Wen Family mansion or the mansion that you two lived in together. Does it mean that Old Mr. Wen and Wen Xinya did not know about this beforehand?”
If they had known about it beforehand, Wen Haowen wouldn’t have been so secretive about it.
Wen Haowen kept his guard up and decided not to answer the reporter’s question.
“Are you hiding this from Old Mr. Wen because he doesn’t support your relationship with Madam Ning?”
Everyone thought that Wen Haowen’s and Ning Shuqian’s relationship was over even though they did not get divorced.
Unable to take it anymore, Wen Haowen quickly said, “I hope you guys won’t speculate too much about this matter. My wife and I have been married for almost twenty years. As the saying goes, love lingers on once you’re married. She and I have been through so much together. Our relationship is not going to turn sour that easily. It’s only understandable that we’d get back together. Of course, we should never hope for others to get divorced. I hope everyone can understand this.”
By choosing not to answer directly to their questions, he was just trying to show his unwillingness to continue answering their questions.
Everyone ignored Wen Haowen and instead continued to probe. “CEO Wen, if your Father, Old Mr. Wen, doesn’t agree to let you reconcile with Madam Ning, what will you do? Will you go against his wishes? Or will you choose to give up your relationship with Madam Ning?”
They did not think that Wen Haowen and Ning Shuqian’s relationship was that strong. After all, they did not share any children, and a childless marriage was fragile.
The entertainment city project made the sensitive reporters sense that there was a conflict between Old Mr. Wen and Wen Haowen, as well as one between Wen Haowen and Wen Xinya. His reconciling with Ning Shuqian was not newsworthy at all. Everyone was actually just trying to use the issue to bring out the insider news of the conflict between Wen Haowen and Wen Xinya.
Wen Haowen obviously understood what the reporters meant. He turned pale as he was stuck in a dilemma about whether or not he should answer their questions. “Everyone, please be mindful of your attitude and the fact that you’re reporters. Please don’t talk about uncertainties.”
Wen Haowen managed to shut the reporters up.
“Your daughter is the greatest victim of Madam Ning’s false pregnancy. There were also rumors going around about you and your daughter being at odds with each other. Aren’t you afraid that your relationship with Madam Ning will upset your daughter further?”
Since he could not escape their questions, Wen Haowen had no choice but to answer. “My daughter Wen Xinya is an understanding person. My wife Ning Shuqian may have committed a lot of mistakes, but Heaven has already punished her by making her develop a mental illness. She has already repented, so I hope you guys won’t speculate any further.”
As expected, the reporters were indeed trying to use the fact that he and Ning Shuqian had reconciled to bring out the conflict between Wen Haowen and his father and daughter. Wen Haowen was extremely displeased about that.
The reporters continued to bombard Wen Haowen with questions, but he was no fool and obviously wouldn’t answer.
Since he did not wish to answer, the reporters couldn’t force him to. Hence, they shifted the focus of their questions onto the entertainment city project which was the actual newsworthy topic, unlike the matter about the internal conflict going on in the Wen Family.
Wen Haowen heaved a sigh of relief because he was the one who came up with the entertainment city project. Hence, he knew about it well and could answer their questions confidently.