After Nicky Wu (吳奇隆) and Cecilia Liu (劉詩詩) publicly confirmed their relationship earlier this week, they received a deluge of support from fans and friends. The happy couple, who met when filming the time-traveling drama Bu Bu Jing Xin <步步驚心>, will reunite in two upcoming dramas and, according to Nicky’s manager, would not mind a fourth collaboration if a fitting opportunity arises.
Nicky and Cecilia became a popular on-screen couple after appearing in Bu Bu Jing Xin, which began filming in late 2010 and aired in September of the following year. When they held hands on stage after winning Magnolia Awards for Most Popular Actor and Actress in 2012, it was rumored that they were already in a relationship. However, in an interview later that year, Nicky denied that he was dating Cecilia.
The two were reunited to film Bu Bu Jing Qing <步步驚情 >, the anticipated sequel to Bu Bu Jing Xin, earlier this year. Nicky’s first day on set happened to coincide with Cecilia’s birthday, March 10, and the cast and crew helped her celebrate after finishing their work for the day. Because Nicky and Cecilia’s behavior showed that they were very close, rumors again surfaced that they were dating. However, many dismissed the news as media hype.
Incisive Great Teacher <犀利仁師 >, which began filming at the end of June, brought the two lovebirds even closer. On August 8, paparazzi spotted Cecilia preparing to fly from Zhejiang to Beijing. A mere ten hours later, she was seen at the airport with Nicky, on the way to Hangzhou. Despite the hectic schedule, the two were clearly in good spirits and could not stop smiling.
On November 9, Nicky and Cecilia were seen together at Cecilia’s Shanghai apartment late at night. The secret meeting allegedly lasted eight hours – long enough for everyone to begin gossiping that a romance had blossomed between the two of them. These intense rumors led Nicky to admit on November 13 that he and Cecilia were indeed going out.
“The media had already photographed them together, and the photos were all over the Internet,” said Ren Yue (任玥), Nicky’s manager. “So we decided to be generous and admit to it.”
Wang Jun (王俊), the publicity director of Cecilia’s management company, shared that the company was completely in the dark about her relationship prior to the announcement. “It must have been a joint decision by the two of them to tell everyone on that day,” he said. He added that it was natural for a romance to develop between Nicky and Cecilia, since they had collaborated three times already.
He also hoped that everyone would not pry too much into Cecilia’s private life, though he understood that many would be curious: “Every artist has a different choice – some are willing to share more, while some want to keep their emotions to themselves. Let’s not ask Cecilia too many questions and let her properly enjoy her happiness!”
This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.