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On July 1, dating rumors surrounding "Pinocchio" stars Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye exploded throughout the internet, following the release of an exclusive report from the Korean outlet Disptach.
According to the exclusive report, the Hallyu stars were spotted by Dispatch while they were allegedly on dates. Over the course of three months, Dispatch compiled photos of the pair. The outlet alleges that it witnessed the stars dating in various locations, both overseas and in Korea.
Nate provided further examination of the report, which claimed that the actors were engaging in car dates within Porche owned by Lee Jong Suk.
To substantiate their claims, Dispatch quoted a source which is allegedly close to the stars. "Magazine shoots generally conclude in a few days," said the unnamed source. "The rest of the time is free."
This statement was utilized to justify what would possibly be the time that allowed the busy actors to date. However, representatives for both stars have denied the reports.
In an official statement published by Newsen, representatives for Park Shin Hye denied that she was dating Lee Jong Suk. "Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye are close friends, who have met in private," said a representative for Park"s ageny, S.A.L.T Entertainment.
However, the representative noted that there was a need to check for further information.
The sought-after actors generated buzz after starring in the hit SBS drama, "Pinocchio." Park is known for being hesitant during on-screen kisses but demonstrated strong chemistry with Lee.
The on-screen couple also developed into a popular endorsement couple, through their ads for the outdoors wear company, Millet.
What are your thoughts on this story? Do you think the "Pinocchio" stars are dating?