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Jung Woo Sung's Agency Says Dating Rumors Are False

BY Julie Jones | May 16, 2014 01:29 PM EDT

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In a week full of celebrity break-ups it might have been nice to see the start-up of a new relationship for a favorite actor.

So it seemed promising when the daily media publication Dong-A reported that actor Jung Woo Sung was dating a non-celebrity and that things are going well.

According to the publication, she was a beautiful woman in her thirties and the relationship was going strong. Not only was she not a celebrity, she did not even know that Jung Woo Sung was a celebrity when they met. As the mystery woman did not grow up in Korea, she had not been aware of or followed his acting career.

Some netizens expressed doubts, saying it would be difficult not to know who the actor was, even if you did not live in Korea. Even though his last small screen appearance was the 2011 drama "Padam Padam: The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats," he did work on several films in the past two years, including "Cold Eyes," "Don't Forget Me" and "The Killer."

His agency Red Brick House would not confirm the rumors.

At first they said that they did not know whether the rumors were true. The actor's dating life was his personal business. But then a representative came forward to say that the relationship rumors were false.

"After looking into it, we found the reports about Jung Woo Sung's relationship are false," said the representative. "As he's currently focused on filming, he'll be greeting you with a good project soon."

The 41-year-old actor debuted in 1994 in the film "Nine Tailed Fox." Since his debut he has only been involved in one dating scandal. When he was shooting the drama "Athena: Goddess of War," he began to see his co-star actress Lee Ji Ah.

After they were photographed in Paris in March 2011, he confirmed that they were dating. But Lee Ji Ah had neglected to tell him that she was secretly married to pop icon Seo Taiji for over a decade and was in the process of divorce negotiations with her ex. The relationship between Jung Woo Sung and Lee Ji Ah did not survive her omission. A month after the news of her marriage and divorce was made public, Jung Woo Sung and Lee Ji Ah split.

Jung Woo Sung is currently working on the film "Madam Bluff." In that  film he plays a professor losing his eyesight. It's a modern-day retelling of a Korean folk tale "Shim Chung."

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