Update: A spokesman for Lee Joon tells IdolWow! that the singer the girl in question is merely a pal. "He has a lot of female friends as he majored in dance in high school," says the rep. He is not dating anyone."
Former MBLAQ member Lee Joon has been in a secret relationship for TWO years with a former high school sweetheart, according to reports.
Multiple outlets, including Sports Donga, claimed on Thursday, January 7, that the idol singer-turned-actor has been recently bringing the anonymous girl -- who is believed to be same age as the 26-year-old -- on outings with friends.
"It's a serious relationship," says one source. "They have been happily walking out in public. Now that he is not in MBLAQ, he is less worried about being caught dating someone."
Sources add that all members of MBLAQ -- were reportedly instructed by agency J. Tune Camp not to engage in any form of romantic relationships -- knew about his girlfriend, but helped keep the pairing private. (A rep for Lee Joon has yet to return calls).
In June 2013, Lee Joon denied ever dating, claiming, "I really haven’t dated. If I did, I’m the kind of kid who will get caught because I would want to brag and go public about it."
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Alongside member Thunder, Lee Joon chose not to renew his MBLAQ contract in December 2014. This week the hunky star signed with entertainment agency Prain TPC to focus on his acting career.
Upon joining the company, a spokesman said, "Lee Joon is an artist who has variety of endless potential. Prain TPC will try our best to let Lee Joon’s skill sets shine to his capabilities."