BY Julie Jones | May 29, 2014 10:33 AM EDT
Actress Gong Hyo Jin and actor Lee Jin Wook are dating. And it's not the first time that either of these actors has gone public in a relationship with another celebrity. Both previously dated other actors.
Fashionista Gong Hyo Jin and Lee Jin Wook were seen at Kim Hae Jyun's fashion show, which was held last March 2013 during Seoul Fashion Week. It's not unusual for several actors to appear at the same fashion event, but some say the two bonded over a mutual love of fashion and became friends. Both actors were models first and have maintained an interest in the industry. Others say that the actors met at a Korean Film Night event in New York City last fall.
It is rumored that the two have been dating for a while but were careful to protect their privacy by only meeting at night or in private places.
But you can only keep a celebrity relationship a secret for so long. Two weeks ago, Lee Jin Wook, who was last seen in the drama "Nine: Nine Time Travels" and the film "The Target," and Gong Hyo Jin, who last appeared in the drama "The Master's Sun" were photographed out on a date. They were seen near her house late at night.
Shortly after the news was reported by Sports Seoul, the actors' agencies confirmed that the two were indeed dating.
According to her agency, Soop Entertainment, "Gong Hyo Jin and Lee Jin Wook recently started dating after being friends."
His agency, Will Entertainment, also confirmed the relationship.
Both actors previously had relationships with other actors.
Lee Jin Wook dated actress Choi Ji Woo for three years. The couple met when they both appeared in the drama "Air City" and broke up in 2011. The actors cited the public's "excessive interest" in their relationship as one of the reasons for their breakup. She said that she would never go public with a relationship again.
Gong dated actor Ryu Seung Bum after they met on the set of the 2001 drama "Wonderful Days." At the time it was even more rare for k-drama celebrities to admit they were dating but the couple did. They co-starred in the 2002 comedy "Conduct Zero" and broke up in 2003, remaining friends. They reunited in 2008 not only as a couple but to co-star in "Dachimawa Lee," which was directed by his brother Ryu Seung Wan. A favorite k-drama couple, they broke up for good in 2012.
Gong Hyo Jin is currently filming "It's Okay, That's Love" with Jo In Sung. Lee Jin Wook will star in "The Three Musketeers," possibly with CNBlue's Jung Yong Hwa.
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