Top actors Kang Dong Won and Han Hyo Joo have been tied up in dating rumors after a picture of the two wearing matching outfits while together in the United States spread online.
They were seen with matching black hats and Kang Dong Won was also carrying a full shopping bag as they left a store. Just the two of them were seen together, leading many fans around the world to think they spent time together overseas.
After the picture spread throughout the internet, both Kang Dong Won’s agency YG Entertainment and Han Hyo Joo’s agency BH Entertainment released their official statements on the issue.
“Kang Dong Won is currently preparing to film a movie in the United States. Han Hyo Joo is also in the Unied States, but to meet with representatives for a different movie as well as a personal vacation. The two of them are close friends and often share locations of good restaurants with each other. Their schedules matched up so they shared some meals together with some friends. The photo was taken as they were on their way to eat with others, but since these two are very recognizable actors, there was a lot of interest in them only.”
— YG Entertainment
“During Han Hyo Joo’s time in the United States for a meeting for a movie representative and vacation in May, part of her time there overlapped with Kang Dong Won’s so they had meals with other friends a few times. They are good junior-senior friends who have worked on several works together such as Golden Slumber and Inrang.”
— BH Entertainment