They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
But looks can be deceiving, as Dr Chris Brown and Tziporah Malkah learned when they bumped into each other at the airport earlier this month.
The pair, who met on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2017, could have been mistaken for young lovers as they awkwardly hugged at the check-in desk.
New couple alert? Dr Chris Brown (left) and Tziporah Malkah (right) looked like young lovers while awkwardly hugging at Sydney Airport earlier this month
As Chris, 40, leaned in to offer Tziporah, 45, a friendly kiss on the cheek, a nearby photographer captured the moment.
When taken out of context, this gesture looked rather romantic. However, it’s understood the pair are simply friends.
Last week, New Idea magazine published the photos under the gushing headline: ‘Dr Chris Brown and Tziporah: Yes, it’s true!’
Nothing to see here! Despite sharing a quick kiss, it’s understood the pair are simply friends
Keeping it simple: The Bondi Vet star, 40, dressed casually in a sweater, black jeans, baseball cap and sneakers
The accompanying article included various anonymous source quotes about their chemistry and ‘supportive friendship’.
‘Chris and Tziporah have remained really close friends since she appeared on I’m A Celeb a few years ago,’ said a supposed insider.
‘They’ve worked hard to keep their friendship under wraps, because they don’t want all the attention, but they talk all the time and really enjoy each other’s company.’
Planning a surfing trip? Chris carried a surfboard as he queued up at the airport
The ‘source’ added: They both have a wicked sense of humour and get on like a house on fire – they’re kind of perfect together.
Tziporah, previously known as Kate Fischer, is believed to be currently single. Dr Chris’ relationship status is unknown following his recent split with Liv Phyland.
During their Sydney Airport sighting, the Bondi Vet star dressed casually in a sweater, black jeans, baseball cap and sneakers.
Tziporah, meanwhile, wore a white T-shirt, beige shawl, dark pants and sandals. She went makeup free and carried an overnight bag over one shoulder.
Dr Chris co-hosted the 2017 season I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! on which Tziporah appeared as a contestant.
When the former model arrived in the South African jungle, she tripped the scales at 118kg but has since lost more than 50 kilograms.