Hu Yitian (胡一天) and Zhang Ruonan (章若楠) were trending on August 15 when dating rumors started circulating about them. Paparazzi had spotted Zhang Ruonan getting onto Hu Yitian’s work vehicle and returned to a hotel together on August 14, which was the Qixi Festival (Chinese Valentine’s Day).
Sina Entertainment reached out to Hu Yitian and Zhang Ruonan’s teams to speak on the rumors. Hu Yitian’s team responded, “They are filming a drama together. Isn’t it really normal for the male and female leads returning to the hotel together? Zhang Ruonan’s camp said, “It’s fake. The cast and crew had a gathering. After it ended, everyone returned to the hotel we’ve been staying at.”
Hu Yitian and Zhang Rupnan were announced as the leads of the series, “The Storm of Wind and Cloud” (凭栏一片风云起), back in June.