Xu Jinglei is rumoured to be in a relationship with EXO Kris, the star of the movie "Somewhere Only We Know" that she is directing. Her fans and the media have been fascinated with this rumour because it has two of the most attractive and popular entertainers in Chinese film reportedly in a 'clandestine' relationship and the age difference between the two individuals as EXO Kris is 24 years of age and she is 40 years of age. To add to the 'drama' various Korean news agencies have been reporting that the gorgeous Xu Jinglei is 'married' to Taiwanese singer Stanley Huang.
She has denied that she is dating the leading man of her film, the estranged member of EXO, Kris and her representatives have also denied that she is married.
Interestingly, while she has denied that any relationship is taking place between her and her leading man her actions over the past couple months indicate something different and some wonder if she is actually in a relationship or just shrewdly doing enough to keep fans and the media talking about her film while she focuses on filming.
In May 2014 she allegedly posted on her Weibo site that she wanted to post a picture of him on her Weibo but "he is so handsome I have to hide him". In recent weeks she has posted pictures of her leading man dunking a basketball and commented on how he looks like a "professional basketball player". For fans and social media commentators looking at her actions and comments one might get the indication that she is a woman talking about someone whom she is involved in a relationship and that is one of the rumours circulating around the two stars.
However, fans might want to remember that we are not talking about the average woman. Xu Jinglei is someone who could literally have almost any man she wants and she is known as a very focused and exceptionally savvy businesswoman and actress. Is there a better way to create 'buzz' about a project than a rumour of a relationship between an 'older' woman and a young heart throb?
No one knows if they are in a relationship but Xu Jinglei is in the headlines because of the rumour and thus so is her upcoming movie so one might say, mission accomplished.