After being the subject of media fanfare for days on end due to his academic scandal, it took a public apology and keeping mum for things to finally simmer down. Zhai Tianlin seems to have cautiously kept a low profile since, but it looks like things are at least going well in other fronts. Long before the scandal, Zhai Tianlin and Xin Zhilei were already speculated to be dating after being spotted at the airport returning from their alleged trip to Disneyland.
Recently, Chinese paparazzi spotted the two again walking along the streets together before getting into the same car. There are photos of Xin Zhilei holding on to Zhai Tianlin’s arm. Neither have confirmed the rumors. His misguided academic pursuits aside, I actually appreciate Zhai Tianlin as an actor and feel the same about Xin Zhilei. Ironically, both stood out to me playing villains doing their worst up until their eventual demise. It’s nice to see them find their happy ending in real life.