Fresh off the success of hit period drama Lost You Forever <長相思>, actor Tan Jianci (檀健次) is rumored to have a new romantic interest – none other than the female lead of Nothing But Thirty <三十而已> and The Ingenious One <雲襄傳>, Rachel Mao Xiaotong (毛曉彤)!
The rumors began when netizens noticed three matching objects in respective videos uploaded by the two idols, while Mao Xiaotong’s good friend Yang Zi’s (楊紫) behavior appeared to corroborate netizens’ speculations. A home fitness video taken by Mao Xiaotong in the year 2020 featured the same sofa, curtains and toys as Tan Jianci’s video taken this year, as well as alcohol products endorsed by him – leading fans to raise various conjecture that either they so happened to rent the same unit in Hengdian where they took their videos, or they might be dating and even co-habiting.
Yang Zi Refuses to Hold Tan Jianci’s Hand?
Known to be a good pal of Mao Xiaotong, Andy Yang Zi (杨紫), who would usually collaborate seamlessly on publicity for her dramas, appeared hesitant when required to hold hands with Tan Jianci while promoting Lost You Forever, leading netizens to speculate if it is because Tan Jianci is attached and his girlfriend is probably someone known to her!
While netizens have reacted with uncharacteristic cheers and approval for the rumored coupling, the two idols have shot down the rumors, with Tan Jianci cautioning everyone to “be cautious and filter the information they receive”, while Mao Xiaotong simply responded with “So ridiculous”.
Both expert dancers with a knack for Latin Dance – Tan Jianci picked up dancing since he was 4, and has been crowned champion at several Latin dance contests, while Mao Xiaotong got trained after getting into a Beijing professional dance school at 13 – the two had so impressed audiences with their electric chemistry during a Latin dance duet, that many expressed hopes to see them together onscreen.