Chinese actress Fan BingBing (范冰冰) seems to be doing much better than most during the pandemic.
While famous for her acting skills and ethereal beauty, she was caught in a tax evasion scandal in 2018. Her career took a hit, but she appears to be living well, as evidenced by a recent home photo. What caught netizens’ eyes however, was a famous painting hanging on the wall.
A netizen has identified the painting as the “Flower and Bird Four-screen Hanging Ink on Paper” by Bada Shanren, a famous Han Chinese painter. The painting was auctioned off in 2016 for over 50 million Hong Kong dollars (roughly RM26.11 million) to a mysterious buyer. Another painting which netizens glimpsed is suspected to be a masterpiece by Yayoi Kusama. That painting was auctioned for tens of millions of Hong Kong dollars.
A few fans found this suspicious as the famous paintings seemingly did not match her style and taste. Apparently, the actress is known for her collection of Pikachu phone cases. Many guessed that there was a new romance blooming based on a previous post.
Fan BingBing posted a picture of a diamond ring on her previous birthday, prompting fans to ask if they were about to see a new “brother-in-law”. One bold fan in particular who called her out on it was given this reply: “You… Don’t speak.”
With such a vague answer, nothing is confirmed or denied. Are the fan theories true? Only time will tell.