Chinese actors Fan Bingbing and Li Chen have reportedly purchased a luxury villa under both their names in Qingdao, China.
The couple purchased a detached, three-floor villa with a view of the ocean, with a total floor area of nearly 800 sqm and an NT$300 million (approximately S$12.75 million) price tag, said Lai Cheng I, the chairman of property developer Shining Group, on Wednesday.
The actors have also filmed a commercial advertising their residential project, an enclave of 31 units, each with a private pool, in the suburbs of Qingdao city. Mr Lai said the couple didn’t receive a fee for their work on the advertisement; instead they got a discount on the price of their villa.
Bingbing and Li Chen reportedly decided on property in Qingdao because Bingbing’s family comes from that city.
The couple made public their relationship last May and were spotted house hunting in Beijing and Qingdao last September. They were rumoured to be marrying on New Year’s Day in Sanya, China, but that didn’t happen.