If there’s anything we have learned from watching “The Time I Loved You” with Lee Jin Wok and Ha Ji Won, it’s that best friends can fall in love. You can be the best of friends and not be in a romantic relationship. Or you can be really close friends and also be in love. Either is possible.
At least three sets of k-celebs have sparked dating rumors but insisted they are only friends. Whether you believe them or not is up to you.
IU and Lee Hyun Woo: Lee Hyun Woo, who is killing it at the box office in his new film “Northern Limit Line,’ has been close to singer-actress IU. A scandal saying that the two were dating, which they denied, has resulted in them becoming even closer. On a recent tvN program “List of Names,” they were voted second on the list of stars that were close to each other. They appeared in a music video together and then co-hosted the music show Ingikayo. Dating rumors followed and he even got bashed by some of her male fans. Although they hang out together and have occasionally done things like see a movie together, he has denied the dating rumors.
Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk: Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk first met when they modeled clothes together. Then they were paired up as a couple in the drama “Pinocchio.” They had great chemistry so people naturally wanted them to date in real life. After “Pinocchio” ended, they had a photo shoot in London and went to Hawaii and Shanghai at the same time. She was also photographed getting out his car late at night. A coincidence? Maybe. They insist they are just friends. But she’s pretty open about the other k-celeb friends she hangs out with and has no problem being photographed with them.
Baek Jin Hee and Park Seo Joon: Baek Jin Hee, last seen in “Pride and Prejudice,” and Park Seo Joon, last seen in “Kill Me, Heal Me,” are rumored to have been dating for the past two years, but they denied all rumors of a relationship. The actors, who played a married couple in the 2013 drama “Pots of Gold,” were supposedly seen wearing couple rings and clothes. He even moved closer to where she lives. But he says it is just a coincidence. Neighbors told the Korean media outlet Naver TV that the stars take walks around the neighborhood and meet in cars. Both stars’ agencies have denied that there is a relationship.