Rumors have recently been flying around that FT Island's Lee Hong Ki has been dating the Japanese model Ai Shinozaki for more than 6 months. Their relationship apparently began last October, and fans say they have spotted the two celebrities together on multiple occasions.

However, after checking directly with Hongki, his management company FNC Entertainment has denied the dating rumors by releasing the following statement: 

"After personally asking Hong Ki, we found that it's true he and Ai Shinozaki are friends, but they are not dating. The rumors are false."

They also added that "Hong Ki has promoted in Japan with FT Island for a very long time. During this time, we believe he got to know Shinozaki Ai through a local friend."

What do you think about this dating rumor? Please share your thoughts below!

If you're a fan of Lee Hong Ki, check out his fun role in the zany comedy Modern Farmer:

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