Both Kris and Xu Jinglei have apparently denied the rumours. As AllKpop reports,
"Kris' side already denied the rumors, telling Ilgan Sports, "They're only working as director and actor. They're not dating." Xu Jing Lei also alluded to the rumors on her Weibo, posting, "Is this a joke? From foreign friends?'"
The media outlets who published the orginal story, Sports World and Naver are yet to comment.
As reported by Chinese media Sports World & Korean media outlet Naver, EXO’s Kris (aged 23) is rumoured to be dating Chinese film director Xu Jinglei (aged 40), the director of his current project “Somewhere Only We Know” (有一個地方只有我們知道).
The entertainment representative they quote revealed the relationship to Sports World, “Xu Jinglei and Kris are in a relationship. Xu Jinglei was interested in Kris even during his time with EXO. At the time, Kris was young, but he couldn’t help but fall for Xu Jinglei. She gave him a lot of help in the process of leaving SM. Although there is a 16-year age difference between them, Xu Jinglei is the only person that Kris is depending on right now. Their relationship is an openly known fact only among influential entertainment officials.”
Without knowledge of the source, as far as we know this could just be a rumour.
On May 21, China’s media outlet Sina (they own Weibo) reported that Xu Jinglei posted on her Weibo saying, “How can he be so handsome? I want to post a picture of him but I have to hide [him].”
From this post many assumed the two would be working together but nothing more.
What do you think about this rumour? Do you think it could be true?