Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young have denied dating rumor after a leaked newspaper claimed the two have been in a romantic relationship for three years.
The two stars’ respective agencies, Awesome Ent and Namoo Actors, have all denied the news, claiming Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young are only good friends.
“It is not true Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young are dating. They are just acquaintances who got closer while working together. It seems like there was a lot of interest in their chemistry after they appeared in What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim together. But they are not dating.”
— Awesome Ent
Unfortunately, Korean netizens are not convinced by the agencies official responses and continue to believe that the chemistry between the couple from What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim is very real-life.
Some fans are collecting “evidence” from the stars’ past Instagram posts to point out that Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young have been on multiple, secret, overseas dates since 2016.
Park Seo Joon revealed pictures of himself in California. Only five days later, Park Min Young also uploaded picture from California.
In 2017, the two are assumed to have been in Japan together, according to some netizens. Park Min Young first shared pictures of her adventure in a flower market in Japan, followed by Park Seo Joon’s pictures also from Japan two days later.
The stars’ accessories, such as bracelets, hats, and sneakers, are also being considered as signs the two are indeed dating.
Netizens pointed out the hat and sneakers from Park Seo Joon’s video actually belong to Park Min Young as she is spotted wearing them in another picture.
Overall, Koreans are still strongly rooting for Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young — although the two have said they aren’t involved.
“Honestly though… Pictures from the same countries at the same times? That’s hard to argue.”
“There’s a rumor going around that Park Seo Joon asked to have Park Min Young casted as the female lead as soon as he knew he’s shooting this drama.”
“It’s really no wonder why their acting was so beyond natural.”
“People who are in the industry apparently all knew about them already.”
“What’s the need to deny? It was like they wanted everyone to know…”
- “Let them be. Maybe they’re not that serious about the relationship and don’t want to make it a big deal.”