American-born Taiwanese-based singer Wilber Pan has been rumoured to be dating Taiwanese actress-model Doris Lai after she posted a photo of a credit card bill of US$6,728.48 (approximately S$8,436) last Saturday on Instagram with Wilber being the cardholder.
Wilber has recently ended promotional activities for his latest album Crown Clown and returned to the States for a rest. The photo posted by Doris had the caption “thank you NY” and the location on the bill was at a pub in New York – Up Down.
She first uploaded the original bill but realised his name was revealed. It was deleted immediately and she uploaded another one with a heart over his name. She deleted the second photo later as well.
Doris clarified through her manager last Saturday that she did meet Wilber in New York.
“Our mutual friend got married in the States, so we met at the banquet. There were about 20 of us at the pub. Wilber foot the bill in advance and it was split among the rest of us.”
The 30-year-old also explained she wanted to avoid questions on her relationship status and causing any inconvenience to Wilber, so she deleted the photos.
Doris insisted they were good friends and emphasised she is currently single. She added, “Wilber and I have been friends for a long time. I even supported him at a variety show during his album release. If we were dating, how can we appear on the same show together?”
Wilber’s manager did not respond to the rumours.
The singer, who has debuted for 13 years, had previously been said to be dating Bebe Yang, the heiress of a construction company, for three years.
Bebe was even photographed entering and leaving Wilber’s apartment at will, leading to speculations of cohabitation, but he denied and said he was merely lending his car to a friend.