A Korean media outlet reported that Korean actress Park Shin Hye is currently dating actor Choi Tae Joon. According to the report, they have been in a relationship for more than a year despite refuting rumours last year.

The report included a quote from an entertainment official who said that the pair usually date quietly in Shin Hye’s villa in Cheongdam district or a secluded neighbourhood.

Last April, a video of them on an overseas trip together sparked dating rumours. Later in May, they were spotted visiting a national park together.

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At that time, Shin Hye’s agency claimed that they just had a good senior-junior relationship, especially because they were both studying at Chung-Ang University, where Shin Hye majored in drama while Tae Joon majored in Theatre. The agency also said that the duo had met by chance while on vacation, and that they were not at the park alone, but with other students.

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When the new report came out, Tae Joon’s agency said they were currently checking with the actor, while Shin Hye’s agency said they needed some time to check with the actress as she is currently in Paris.

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[Update] Tae Joon’s agency has confirmed that the pair started dating late last year. They said, “Park Shin Hye and Choi Tae Joon who had always been close friends have continued to meet each other with good feelings since late last year (2017); they have been giving each other strength.”

Headline has been updated to reflect this development.

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