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Jo In Sung And Gong Hyo Jin Are Neighbors But Not Because They Are Dating

BY Julie Jones | Feb 20, 2015 10:20 AM EST


"It's Okay That's Love" stars Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin both broke up with their significant others while playing lovers in the drama. So, naturally viewers wondered if their drama relationship had carried over into real life.

After the drama wrapped up, the actors were photographed socializing with other "It's Okay, That's Love" cast and crewmembers at a Thai café run by Jo In Sung's younger brother.

That café happens to be on the ground floor of an investment property owned by Jo In Sung. The actor bought the building in January of 2012, paying $350,000, although now it is worth more. Jo In Sung's building is located in the Itaewon neighborhood of Seoul, which is known for its extensive selection of international restaurants. The building houses offices on the second and third floors.

When it was reported that Gong Hyo Jin also bought a building in the same neighborhood, the couple's shippers became hopeful. Her building is so close to his that some netizens wondered if the real estate investment was motivated by romantic reasons. But Gong Hyo Jin bought the building in 2013 long before she starred in "It's Okay That's Love" and while she was still dating actor Lee Jin Wook.

Gong paid about $370,000 for her stylish five-story building, which is now home to several businesses including a design company.

The proximity of the two buildings may just be a coincidence as Itaewon is a good area for a real estate investment. Itaewon is a major tourist attraction since its home to Insadong and the Seoul Tower.

And even if Gong Hyo Jin was inspired to buy the property because of Jo In Sung, it may happened for other than romantic reasons. The decision may have been inspired by the fact that her good friend Kim Min Hee was dating the actor at the time. Jo In Sung and Kim Min Hee did not break up until the fall of 2014, right around the time Gong Hyo Jin broke up with Lee Jin Wook.

Neither actor has announced any plans for upcoming dramas or films.

Jo In Sung recently renewed his contract with his agency IOK Company. The actor and Lee Kwang Soo showed up to support their "It's Okay That's Love" co-star Gong Hyo Jin when she appeared in the play "Educating Rita." Gong Hyo Jin shared that role with actress Kang Hye Jung.

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