Kim Go Eun and Gong Yoo have both responded to rumors about them dating after Kim Go Eun broke up with her boyfriend.
On March 22, Kim Go Eun revealed that she had broken up with her boyfriend of 8 months. Rumors began to immediately emerge that the reason for her breakup was a relationship with her Goblin co-star, Gong Yoo.
The initial dating rumors began in February when Kim Go Eun deleted all photos from her Instagram and then uploaded a singular photo of her and Gong Yoo in wedding clothes. In the photo, she was seen smiling and gazing into Gong Yoo’s eyes in an extremely loving way. Rumors began to spread like wildfire when these photos were originally posted.
However, after news broke out that she was still dating her boyfriend, these rumors died down. Now that they’ve broken up again, the rumors have re-emerged. To calm these rumors, Kim Go Eun and Gong Yoo’s agencies have released a statement denying the relationship.
The founder of Gong Yoo’s agency, Soop Entertainment, uploaded an Instagram post venting his frustrations at the groundless rumors that began spreading.
“False information.. Things that never happened.. Who’s responsible for making these groundless rumors appear true.. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire… And a lot of it…”
— Kim Jang Kyun, Founder of Soop Entertainment
According to Star News, Kim Go Eun’s agency HODU&U Entertainment also revealed to them that Gong Yoo was not the reason behind Kim Go Eun’s and Shin Ha Kyun’s break up.
“Please don’t misinterpret her relationship with Gong Yoo. That’s merely a groundless rumor. The two only worked together in a drama. This breakup was because of their schedules and not because of someone else.”
— HODU&U Entertainment