Sin Chew Daily reported that Hong Kong film director Oxide Pang rented a house in Beijing for two years for Hong Kong model Liddy Li and her family.
According to China media, Pang got the permission from his wife, Malaysian actress-singer Lee Sin Jie, to do so.
There were speculations that Pang had done that so that Li and her family could stay away from the media.
Journalists were hounding her following their affair and after news of her father shooting a neighbour before committing suicide in Hong Kong.
Sources said Lee agreed to the arrangement as she felt the media was going after Li because of Pang.
A frail-looking Lee was recently spotted seeking medical treatment at a private hospital a week after news of her husband's affair broke.
Lee, who is believed to be suffering from gastric pains, looked tired and sick while sitting on a sofa with a cannula on her right arm on Wednesday, major Chinese dailies reported.
Pang, who was also at the hospital, was seen sitting at the corner of a sofa checking his phone, Guang Ming Daily reported.