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Mr Hawken met Li on a blind date while he was still a teacher and she was studying English. The couple married, but as Li’s business took off the couple spent more and more time apart. Mr Hawken says the couple have spent most of the relationship apart.
Far from driving them apart, Mr Hawken believes the distance kept them together, and says they would have divorced a long time ago if they were under the same roof.
Mr Hawken says his only regret is not getting a divorce sooner, but he didn’t push for it over fears it would affect the couple’s teenage son William, now 17.
Mr Hawken no longer teaches full-time, but instead gives free tuition to under-privileged children.
Tony Hawken, we salute you for not using divorce as a road to enormous personal enrichment, as you certainly could have. No woman in the same position would have done what you’ve just done. Men everywhere should – and will – stand a little taller tonight.