Reconciliation rumours surfaced when the Hong Kong tabloids claimed that heavenly king Leon Lai and Hong Kong TVB actress Kate Tsui appeared in Shanghai together last week.
The pair met in 2005 and was romantically involved after working together for a telecommunications commercial. This ad also led to a marked increase in Kate's popularity in the Hong Kong showbiz industry.
Leon and Kate bumped into each other again at a mall's opening ceremony in January this year and sparks flew between the rumoured ex-lovers again.
Leon's marriage with model Gaile Lok was on the rocks then. The latter was reportedly furious and left for the US after she knew about his alleged relationship.
Coincidentally, Kate, a former Miss Hong Kong, also ended her six-month-long relationship with ophthalmologist boyfriend, Marvin Tse.
Determined to end the marriage, Gaile returned to Hong Kong in August and demanded an end to the matter. Wishing to keep his relationship with Kate under wraps, the 45-year-old agreed to Gaile's request, distributing a portion of his assets to her.
Currently in Malaysia for a promotional event, Kate dismissed such rumours and stressed, "[The reports] are untrue and over-exaggerated. We [Leon and Kate] have not met after the commercial seven years ago. I can only clarify this matter once I return to Hong Kong."