However, just hours after the news blew up, the actors’ respective agencies quickly denied the rumor.
Dispatch, the leading source of Korean celebrities’ dating scandals, released photos of the two actors together taken during one of their supposed dates. The Korean entertainment site announced that the couple has been dating for a year now. According to the media, the couple spends dates in each other’s house since they basically live near one another.
However, Seo Ji Hye’s label, Culture Depot, quickly denied the ‘scandal’. The agency clarified that the two are just close friends which explains why they always hang out together.
The label also added that Kim Jung Hyun — whose contract with his current agency, O& Entertainment, is about to end this May — is planning to transfer to the same agency that handles Seo Ji Hye. And because of the risks brought by Covid-19, they decided to hold meetings in each other’s home.
O& Entertainment also released an official statement to deny the dating scandal. Kim Jung Hyun’s current label clarified that the “CLOY” co-stars are just good friends.
The denial broke the hearts of the many fans who wished that they would have another ‘reel-to-real’ couple from one of the most successful dramas in 2019-2020, “Crash Landing on You”.
It was confirmed last January 2021 that “CLOY” lead stars, Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin, have been dating since last year. The drama’s fans were ecstatic about the news and wished that the ‘ship’ for the second lead couple, Seo Ji Hye and Kim Jung Hyun, would also sail.
Which actually did. For a few hours, at least!
So what are your thoughts about this? Do you believe that Seo Ji Hye and Kim Jung Hyun are really just friends? Or do you still hope that they somehow end up together?