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After School's Jooyeon Denies Relationship with Actor So Ji Sub

December 23, 2013 at 10:00 am EDT

Jooyeon at the Love Your W breast cancer campaign launch in Seoul on October 17. Right, So Ji Sub at a press event in Gyeonggi for drama Lord of the Sun on August 2 Credit: Dispatch Images, Jo Seong Jin/Dispatch Images

Jooyeon at the Love Your W breast cancer campaign launch in Seoul on October 17. Right, So Ji Sub at a press event in Gyeonggi for drama Lord of the Sun on August 2
Credit: Dispatch Images, Jo Seong Jin/Dispatch Images

Twitter was abuzz this morning after news broke that After School idol Jooyeon, 26, was dating veteran actor So Ji Sub, 36.

The new issue of Korean tabloid Women Sense, claims that the two -- who share a 10-year age difference -- have been dating for just over a year.

However, despite sending social media into meltdown, a spokesman for Jooyeon quickly dispelled the rumours in an official press release.

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"After checking with Jooyeon, the dating rumors are groundless," says the Pledis Entertainment rep. "They are only close friends.

"Jooyeon heard the news when she was preparing to return to Korea after a concert in China. She was very surprised by the sudden reports, but she was in a situation where she couldn't respond quickly. This is the reason we delayed releasing our statement."

The magazine also claimed that MBLAQ's G.O, 26, helped bring the pair together. But the "Smoky Girl" singer was quick to set the record straight on Twitter.

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"Whether you are just dumb or bored, there is no equal to being this pathetic," he angrily wrote. "A world where people do not question a report and just accept it as truth. You think I'm scared? You think I'm a nervous wreck?... False things should be admitted as such. I hope the reporters who made up those false words read this."

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