PETALING JAYA: For Vivian Lee (pic), the ex-girlfriend of sex blogger Alvin Tan, life has been â€œactually more peaceful and sereneâ€ in the three months since the 26-year-old Tan jumped bail to seek asylum in the United States.
â€œWe used to fight a lot. Most of the fights were over petty issues,â€ said the 25-year-old Lee.
Lee said in Facebook messages to The Star Online that while the couple had in fact reconciled after a much-publicised split this January, she now considers their break-up official following Tanâ€™s disappearance to the United States.
â€œSince heâ€™s confirmed to be in the US and has cut off all communications with me, I suppose the break-up is now official. I still miss him occasionally, but I think Iâ€™m past him,â€ said Lee.
She added that not being able to part ways with Tan like adults and â€œsay our proper goodbyesâ€ was one of her regrets, adding that she had learned a lot from Tan, whom she called â€œa charming manâ€.
â€œI want to thank him for the times we had, both the good and bad. Iâ€™m grateful that the public is more interested in him, and that has allowed me to carry on with my life without the glaring attention,â€ said Lee.
She added that Tan’s current focus on making political statements and challenging the authorities has made her previous collaborations with him, their now-defunct â€œSumptuous Eroticaâ€ sex blog and their â€œSexcussions with Alviviâ€ YouTube channel â€œseem insignificantâ€.
â€œThey made me somewhat of a household name before, but now Iâ€™m contented to lead a quiet and simple life,â€ said Lee who is working at an office job, which she declined to elaborate on.
Tan and Lee â€“ known as the Alvivi pair after gaining notoriety for their now-defunct sex blog â€“ still face two charges under the Film Censorship Act and Sedition Act for an insensitive â€œRamadan greetingâ€ that was posted on their blog last year.
Lee and Tan regained temporary possession of their passports on May 18, but only Lee showed up on June 3 to return it.
The Sessions Court has issued a warrant of arrest for Tan and forfeited his RM20,000 bail after he failed to return his passport on Aug 22.
Tan has since resurfaced on Facebook with posts of himself in Los Angeles, California.-The Star