Yu Xiuhua, the poet praised for her unabashed views on sex and relationships, gushed about her newfound love and posted photos of her bridal photoshoot two months ago.
But their romance was short-lived.
Yu said she had broken up with her partner, Yang Zhuce, after becoming a victim of domestic violence, according to a widely circulating screenshot of her Weibo post which was deleted within two hours on Wednesday.
The poet wrote that Yang physically assaulted her on several occasions since May.
"He's actually very good to me, just grumpy," Yu wrote, adding that her partner choked her once and slapped her multiple times.
"Maybe I'm not good enough for him. I thank him for his company and wish him luck in finding someone better."
“也许是我不够好，配不上他 。谢谢他的陪伴，祝福他能找到更好的人 。”
Born with cerebral palsy in the central province of Hubei,
the 46-year-old turned from a farmer to a famed poet often writing about the paradoxical relationship between disability and desire.
After rising to fame in 2014, Yu divorced the man she had been married off to by her parents the following year and met Yang during a livestream event in the winter of 2021.
Yu quickly went public with her new relationship in a series of articles on social media, where she portrayed Yang as an admirer of her spiritual world and literary works.
Yu's deleted post on domestic violence has outraged fans and once again underscored an issue usually considered "a family affair."
That same afternoon, Yang posted an apology letter on the short video platform Douyin, where he admitted beating Yu, saying that he "broke down mentally" after Yu's verbal abuse.
He added that he still loves her and breaking up was the best option.
Yang also told one domestic media outlet that he had slapped Yu a dozen times after she verbally assaulted him and his family members after consuming alcohol.
However, many of Yu's supporters lashed out at Yang's defense. They alleged that he was trying to blame the victim even though he had admitted to hitting his partner.
但是余秀华的许多支持者对杨槠策的辩护进行了抨击 。他们声称，虽然杨槠策已经承认打过自己的伴侣，但他还在试图把责任丢给受害者 。
"Since you beat her, that means you don't love her," one Weibo user wrote. "You are just as disgusting as other domestic abusers."
一位微博用户写道：“既然你打了她，那就意味着你不爱她 。你和其他家暴者一样恶心 。”