Photo of Fan Bingbing with Li Chen’s grandmother surfaces online

Rumours of romance between Fan Bingbing and Li Chen have been fuelled by the “family photo” that is circulating online

Photo of Fan Bingbing with Li Chen’s grandmother surfaces online

Rumours of romance between Chinese series The Empress of China co-stars Fan Bingbing and Li Chen have been fuelled by a photo that recently surfaced online.

In the picture, the rumoured pair stood next to each other while Li Chen’s grandmother is seated in front of them. Bingbing also placed her hand on the elderly woman’s shoulder, signaling their close relationship.

Some netizens even claimed that Li Chen accompanied Bingbing to her hometown in Yantai (Shandong) during the New Year holiday. Sources further revealed that the actor has successfully proposed and that the couple will tie the knot in June. However, representatives of both parties have denied the reports, stating that there is “no such thing”.

Meanwhile, fans have shown mixed reactions to the rumours. While some believe that the two are merely good friends, others hope that they would personally respond to the claims. “If it’s true, we would definitely give our blessings,” a netizen said.

Bingbing and Li Chen, who belong to the same company, have been friends for many years. Romantic sparks allegedly flew between them after filming numerous scenes together in The Empress of China.

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