A recent Shanghai sighting of the supermodel with ex-boyfriend and businessman Qiu Shi Kai, sparked off reunion rumours between the ex-lovers.
A picture of Chi-ling's back view, when she entered a building, was posted online. Another
netizen also uploaded a picture, showing only the side profile of Qiu Shi Kai, commenting, "Chi-ling's husband accompanied her for house viewing today."
When questioned, the 38-year-old starlet denied reports of her property purchase and said that she was there "for a photo shoot".
However, Chi-ling's manager Fan Qing Mei gave a different statement. "[Chi-ling] wanted her friend to recommend a good property there. She just went to take a look in between work."
The manager initially refused to comment if Chi-ling went was with Qiu Shi Kai but eventually relented and stressed that they are "just good friends".
She added, "[Qiu Shi Kai] told me there's a good housing project, thus we went together."