Nicky Wu romancing Scarlet Heart co-star?

GUANGZHOU - Maybe it is just wishful tabloid thinking.

According to Southern Metropolis Entertainment Weekly, Nicky Wu and Liu Shishi's reel-life romance in Chinese time-travel drama Scarlet Heart has crossed over to real life.

The Chinese magazine broke the story on its Weibo page on Sunday, said NetEase news portal.

The weekly said it had found the two travelling together "intimately".

Wu, 42, starred as the Yongzheng emperor in the 2011 television show and Liu, 26, as his girlfriend from the future. In March this year, they reunited to film the present-day sequel. And since June, they have been working on a historical drama, their third show together in three years.

Online, there was mixed reaction to the story about their relationship, said NetEase. Some fans applauded the news but others thought it was a misunderstanding or a publicity stunt.

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