BY Julie Jones | Sep 24, 2014 09:24 AM EDT
Days after Gong Hyo Jin broke up with her boyfriend actor Lee Jin Wook, her "It's Okay It's Love" co-star Jo In Sung has broken up with his girlfriend actress Kim Min Hee.
But, say representatives from Kim Min Hee's agency, that coincidence does not mean you should jump to any conclusions.
Jo In Sung's agency IOK Company and Kim Min Hee's agency have both confirmed that the stars ended their relationship. The companies issued a joint official statement.
"This is our official statement concerning the headlines involving Jo In Sung and Kim Min Hee," said a release by IOK Company. "We've confirmed that due to their individual activities, schedules and busy daily lives, the two naturally drifted apart and naturally broke up."
The statement also added that it was important not to jump to conclusions. The obvious conclusion might have been that both Gong Hyo Jin and Jo In Sung ended their respective relationships after growing closer on the set of "It's Okay, It's Love." In that drama he played a mystery writer suffering from delusions and she played the psychiatrist who falls in love with him. But. Say the agencies, their drama relationship has nothing to do with reality.
"We find it unfortunate that speculations and false details that have not been checked have been exaggerated in articles. Please refrain from reporting on details that have not been confirmed. We plan on taking strong action against news outlets that report unrelated details, so please report the news carefully."
The rumors may have originated with photographs that appeared in the Korean media outlet "Dispatch." On Sept. 24, the Dispatch showed a photo of Jo In Sung, Kim Ki Bang and Gong Hyo Jin out at a café in Itaewon, Seoul, on the previous night. But it's not news that Jo in Sung, Gong Hyo Jin, Lee Sung Kyung and the other actors from "It's Okay It's Love" are close.
Both agencies deny that Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin are dating.
According to his management company, "Jo In Sung has continued his friendship with Gong Hyo Jin after becoming friends while filming their drama together."
Soop Entertainment also released a statement on the gossip that arose from the Dispatch photos.
"The two became closer as friends while filming the drama. That meeting was just a casual meet-up to socialize among friends."
Kim Min Hee and Gong Hyo Jin are also good friends.
Gong Hyo Jin and Lee Jin Wook dated for less than a year, going public with their relationship in May. Jo In Sung began dating Kim Min Hee in April 2013.
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