According to Hong Kong media reports, the Hong Kong actor and his Swords of Legends <古剑奇谭> costar Dilraba Dilmurat, also known as Dilireba (迪丽热巴), have actually been secretly dating for over a year; reportedly, his alleged relationship with Bruna was just to divert attention.
William and Dilireba have actually been rumored to be dating for a while, but the costars have denied multiple times, maintaining that they are just friends. The rumors intensified when Dilireba were spotted watching William’s Nanjing concert with her assistant in October 2016.
According to the rumors, William and Dilireba grew close in 2013, but didn’t start dating until 2016. A source told Hong Kong reporters, “William was still dating Charlene Choi (蔡卓妍) when he first met Dilireba, so nothing happened then. It wasn’t until two years ago when they officially started dating. Reba even went to Nanjing to celebrate his birthday!”
The source went on to say that William and Dilireba have been extremely low-profile about their relationship, especially since Dilireba works closely with William’s ex-flame Angelababy in the variety show Keep Running <奔跑吧>.
The source continued, “Though William is extremely popular, he never went on Keep Running. It wasn’t until Angelababy’s hiatus when he’s confirmed to make an appearance. It’s kind of obvious why!”
25-year-old Dilireba is one of China’s popular most young actresses, coming in 37th on 2017’s Forbes China Celebrity List, earning 55 million yuan last year. The Uyghur actress has also made it to the list of The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 by TC Chandler, proving her worldwide popularity.
William, on the other hand, was ranked 21st on 2017’s Forbes China Celebrity List, earning 120 million yuan in the previous year. Rumors say he was only paid a million yuan per drama when he dropped his mainland debut four years ago, but his popularity in recent years have pushed him to earn up to 90 million per drama, earning him the title as Hong Kong’s highest-paid television actor of 2017.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.