Remember when Fan Bingbing, 38, was so desperate to hide her budding relationship with Li Chen, 41, she literally hid under a tablecloth to avoid questions from reporters?
At one point, it seemed like the golden couple was headed straight for a life of marital bliss, after getting engaged in 2017.
However, Bingbing’s tax evasion scandal brought their relationship to a grinding halt, with the duo announcing that they had chosen to go their separate ways in June 2019.
Since then, Bingbing and Li Chen have been the subject of multiple reports claiming they are still very much in love.
From anonymous screenshots that allegedly show Bingbing wishing Li Chen a happy birthday in November last year, to rumours that Bingbing has a bun in the oven, and to reports claiming that their break-up was “nothing more than a marketing ploy”, the former couple's lives are still under intense scrutiny.
Now, netizens claim that the couple is hinting at a reconciliation by posting similar messages wishing for the arrival of spring.
On February 24th, Li Chen made a post on Weibo, writing: “Waiting for the warmth of spring, for the flowers to bloom.”
It was an innocuous post, yes, but then a day prior, Bingbing had liked a post on Weibo that had this message: “Love creates anticipation, love lets us connect [with each other], love lets us trust, love allows us to continue waiting for the warm spring together, where the flowers bloom."
Of course netizens couldn’t help but draw parallels between the two posts.
Could Bingbing and Li Chen be dropping hints about a reconciliation? Guess we’ll have to wait and see if the actress is hiding under any tablecloth.