Lee Dong Gun and T-ara's Jiyeon confirm they are dating
There must be something in the air in South Korea because yet another celebrity couple has announced that they are officially dating! After photos surfaced online of the two on a date, actor Lee Dong Gun and T-ara's Jiyeon, have confirmed that they are in a relationship.
Lee Dong Gun and Jiyeon first met in May to film their upcoming movie Encounter, and an industry insider says that the two became close after that point. Last week, photographs of the two looking cozy on a date started making the rounds online, raising speculation that they are dating in real life. The nearly 13-year age gap between the 34-year-old actor and the 22-year-old idol/actress has been a particular point of interest for Korean netizens.
On July 4, a representative Lee Dong Gun's agency, FNC Entertainment, confirmed the relationship, stating, “After checking with the actor himself, the two are in the stage of meeting with interest. It has been about a month since they have gotten close after first meeting for movie filming.” Jieyon's agency MBK Entertainment released a similar statement: “It is true that Jiyeon is currently dating Lee Dong Gun. They became close after filming their movie together.”
What do you think of this pairing? It's still pretty early in their relationship, so hopefully they can enjoy getting to know each other at this stage without too much netizen pressure.
Watch Lee Dong Gun in the K-drama classic Lovers in Paris: