On the 1st, local media in China reported that Tao had recently met his mother with singer Xu Yiyang.
In the photo shared with them, Tao is pouring soup for Xu Yi, while smiling and having a pleasant conversation. After dinner, Tao and Ms. Xu went home together and moved furniture, raising the dating rumors again.
Previously, the two had been rumored to be dating twice. In February, the first dating rumors arose when Tao and Xu Yiyang were spotted spending time on the beach. At the time, Tao denied, saying, "All of our artists are family." Then, in April, it was reported that the two went to Hangzhou, China, and stayed on set for two days.
Tao made his debut as a member of the groups EXO and EXO-M in 2012, and left the group in April 2015 after conflict with SM Entertainment. He is currently active in China.
Xu Yiyang, who had been a trainee in SM Entertainment, was active as a member of SM Rookies in 2016. After leaving SM Entertainment in 2018, he signed an exclusive contract with Long Tao Entertainment, founded by Tao, and is working as a singer.