Couple Alert? – Cha Ye Ryun & Lee Dong Gun
There are reported rumours that Cha Ye Ryun and Lee Dong Gun have broken up, but sources close to Lee are stating that they were never dating in the first place. They are and always have been just close friends, supposedly.
Cha Ye Ryun and Lee Dong Gun were spotted shopping at the Nike store in Apgujeong on the afternoon of March 25. They came out wearing their newly purchased shoes. Even when they walked down a busy street, neither of them tried to hide their face, nor did she stop holding onto his arm. Close friends or girlfriend/boyfriend?
Sportsseoul.com also reports that the two must be close since Lee was a guest at the wedding of Cha’s sister in mid-March.
Newsen is reporting that Cha Ye Ryun and Lee Dong Gun were spotted holding hands while grocery shopping. Around 11pm on March 8, they were seen shopping at Kim’s Club in Jamwon-dong. A source claimed to Newsen that Cha and Lee are not an official couple; they are in very early days of getting to know each other.
According to Lee Dong Gun’s father, Cha Ye Ryun is NOT dating his son. Lee Dong Gun’s father told reporters that he spoke directly to his son after news reports came out, and Lee said that they have only met three times.
Original Post (3/3):
Actress Cha Ye Ryun (23) and talent Lee Dong Gun (28) are the latest couple to to make headlines with their newly discovered relationship.
Although the two have been friends for a long time, their platonic relationship developed into a romantic one near the end of 2008. An insider close to the couple said that Cha was a source of comfort for Lee following his brother’s tragic death last March. Also, they relate with each other well since they are both in the same line of work. The two got to know each other through gatherings with mutual acquaintances.
News outlets have been trying to contact the stars’ agencies for confirmation. However, Cha Ye Ryun’s agents told Star News that they were completely unaware of the relationship, and are in the midst of trying to contact her. Lee Dong Gun is not currently with an agency.
Cha Ye Ryun was most recently seen on Star’s Lover. (Co-star Choi Ji Woo’s relationship with Lee Jin Uk was also recently outed by the media.) There is word that Cha had a major influence on Lee making a brief cameo as her character’s boyfriend on the drama finale. Lee Dong Gun is returning to his musical roots this month by releasing an album in Japan called The Key to Myself – The Best of Lee Dong Gun.
KP’s note: Oh my goodness. Not that I care, but this must be a publicity stunt – the album is being released TODAY (March 4) in Japan. Since I now assume that this was his intention, I’ll play along and post his album cover.