‘Shang-Chi’ star Simu Liu confesses breakup at Dreamforce 2022 in San Francisco

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Simu Liu guest hosts "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Aug. 24, 2022.

Simu Liu guest hosts "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Aug. 24, 2022.

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Of all the places in the world to confide about a breakup, Dreamforce — the titanic tech conference in San Francisco staged by Salesforce — is an unlikely place to do it.

But Simu Liu, the star of the Marvel film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” announced that he recently went through a breakup when asked a question about mental health by Salesforce executive vice president Jody Kohner during a Thursday morning interview at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater.?

After reading through a September post on Liu’s Instagram about his process of “prioritizing [his] health” and starting therapy, she asked him, “How are you today?”

“I’m OK, I’m OK,” he said, before taking a brief pause. “I’m learning to prioritize myself, I’m becoming more and more comfortable with the idea of therapy and support systems. … It really just hit me recently just how burnt out I was.”

He added, “I experienced moments where I’m living my dream and it didn’t quite feel like I was where I needed to be with myself.”

Then, he confirmed a breakup, to which the audience responded with a round of “aww”s. “I’m also going through a breakup,” he said. “That’s probably also contributing to it but that’s OK, I’ll be OK.”

Liu, according to Us Weekly, was likely talking about his relationship with actress Jade Bender. The couple were last publicly spotted together in mid-August.

He concluded his time at Dreamforce by expressing his thoughts on balancing ambition with self-care.

“It is about continuing to set goals for yourself, but you have to do it in a way that is healthy and that allows you to actually step back and take a moment with yourself.”

Other high-profile speakers at Dreamforce, which ran from Tuesday to Thursday,?included Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Hudson, Laverne Cox and Jane Goodall.

Representatives for Liu did not immediately respond to a request for comment from SFGATE.