Sorry, Crash Landing On You fans – romance didn't blossom twice on the set of the romantic K-drama.
Fans were overjoyed to hear that stars Seo Ji-hye and Kim Jung-hyun, who played a couple in the K-drama, had got together in real life. This came after the show’s main stars – Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin – confirmed their relationship earlier this year.
However, the joy was short-lived as Seo and Kim’s respective management agencies quickly shot down the rumours.
Korean news outlet Sports Chosun first broke the story of Seo and Kim dating on Thursday (Apr 8), reporting that they had fallen for each other while filming the series and that they had been dating for a year.
Entertainment news portal Dispatch soon ran photos of the two stars purportedly arriving at a carpark of one of their homes for a date. The site also said that they spent a lot of time together this past year.
Seo’s agency Culture Depot, however, denied the rumours, saying, “Seo Ji-hye and Kim Jung-hyun’s dating rumours are completely false. We checked with the actress for confirmation, and her response was that the rumours are absurd”.
The agency explained that Kim, who is 31, was looking for a new agency so he met with Seo, 36, to discuss that, and they had met at home because of COVID-19.
Kim’s agency issued a similar response, saying that the two actors are only close because they worked on the show together.
Crash Landing On You ran for 16 episodes in 2019–2020. Seo played an heiress called Seo Dan while Kim played a South Korean fugitive called Koo Seung-joon.