After attempts by both parties to quiet the rumors of their scandalous affair, Kim Min Hee and director Hong Sang Soo appeared in public together again for the very first time, at a press conference to promote Soo's upcoming film at the Berlin International Film Festival. Having once died down, their joint appearance is sure to get the rumors of the two going again — are they still in love?

It was back in 2015 was when people started talking about the relationship between Kim Min Hee and director Hong Sang Soo, who at the time was married to his wife of over 30 years. The two met on the set of his film, Right Now, Wrong Then, and from there, the rumors spread like wildfire. A married director and his much younger actress (24-year difference) falling in love is scandalous in itself, but when the two were rumored to have secretly gotten married in the United States last Fourth of July, and when Soo's wife got to talking with the media, things really got out of hand. Let's face it, getting married to a young starlet, while still married to your wife back home, is not a good look to have. And on top of that, it was even said that the director had not only left his wife, but had cut off all financial support for his daughter. 

Right away, the couple stopped appearing in public, in hopes that the public interest in them would abate. The actress took a break from working, and the director went back to privately preparing for future projects. During this time, rumors of the relationship between the two were vehemently denied, that they had always just been close friends. And things did pretty much quiet down . . . 

Until now, that is. Soo's most recent film, On the Beach at Night Alone, is screening at the current Berlin International Film Festival, and it stars none other than his rumored girlfriend. So as expected, the director brought along his lead actress, and it's got people taking again. Despite their appearance at the promotional press conference being strictly professional, many are still wondering. Are they still seeing each other? Are they still in love? 

Only time will tell.

The "couple" in 2016

Berlin International Film Festival


Tomorrow With You

Starring Shin Min Ah and Lee Je Hoon

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