Photo: S.M Entertainment
Former EXO members Luhan and Wu Yi Fan (Kris) have met for the first time at an official event after departing from EXO. On February 8, the two attended a rehearsal for CCTV’s New Year’s Gala, an annual Lunar New Year special for the Chinese broadcaster.
Prior to the event, speculation on whether the two would be performing together led to high anticipation from fans of the two. They have yet to perform together since filing their respective lawsuits against label S.M Entertainment.
In various images and videos uploaded by netizens, the two are seen with smiles on their faces and greeted each other warmly before being ushered away by staff members. What got fans of the two notably excited was Luhan gesturing for Yi Fan to “call (him)” before being whisked away.
Last year, EXO-M, which at the time comprised of Kris, Luhan, Xiumin, Lay, Chen and Tao, attended the gala as a group. Bangtan Boys will participate in this year’s edition as the Korean representative.
Korean netizens have baulked at reports of the reunion while overzealous fans have tagged the remaining 10 active EXO members’ social media accounts with photos of Luhan and Yi Fan together.
CCTV’s New Year’s Gala is slated to broadcast on Feb 18, the eve of Lunar New Year.