Despite reports that the two have been secretly dating since July, reps for both actor Kim Min Suk and model Lee Joo Bin have denied that the two are in a relationship.
Spokespeople for both stars put out a joint statement, saying, “They are close but not dating.”
The rumor mill span into overdrive this morning, December 28, when Korea’s Osen reported that the two had been secretly together since the summer.
“All their friends know that the two of them are dating,” the tabloid reported. “Even though Kim Min Suk is busy, he’s making the time to go on dates with Lee Joo Bin.”
The news outlet also reported that they two recently travelled to Fukuoka in Japan together but Kim’s rep explains that “it’s been misreported. He went with all his friends.”
Adds Lee’s spokesman, “She went overseas for her personal schedules.”