Actress and trainee on iQiyi’s “Youth With You 2020” (青春有你2), Esther Yu (虞书欣), is getting a lot of publicity after two episodes have aired so far. She already gained a following after starring as “Cai Minmin” in “Find Yourself”, but was given a lot of more exposure after the screen time she had in the first two episodes. She was trending again for a slew of reasons, but one of the topics was regarding actor, Eden Zhao (赵志伟), who made a post on March 15, clarifying his relationship with Esther Yu.
Back in 2016, ex-member of the Taiwanese boy band, SpeXial, Eden Zhao, was a cast member in the reality show, “Grade One Graduation” (一年级·毕业季) alongside Esther Yu. They had a lot of intimate actions on the show, including a kiss separated by a thin piece of paper.
There was also a segment where Esther Yu confessed to Eden Zhao, but he rejected her. Later on, he confessed to her and said, “I like you.” The two never addressed the dating rumors, so it could very well be staged for the show. Netizens reacted differently to his post. Some felt he was lying saying there was no way they didn’t date because of their confessions on the show. There were also some people who felt he was trying to gain exposure.
Perhaps due to Esther Yu’s newly gained exposure, netizens started digging up everything about her. There were rumors circulating alleging Esther Yu and Eden Zhao had dated, but he later cheated on her with his manager. Eden Zhao addressed the rumors in a post saying: “Didn’t date, didn’t cheat. Never relied anyone, only relied on myself. Heaven is watching above on what I’m doing. I have a clear conscience. Please let me go! I had no intentions of taking up public resources during the outbreak. Please pay more attention to the outbreak! Thank you!
They also played a couple in the 2018 series, “Youth” (最亲爱的你).