Couple Alert – Jun Jin & Lee Si Young
Update (6/22): Jun Jin’s agency announced that they have decided not to hold a press conference.
Looks like all of the members of Infinity Challenge are off the market!
Following the marriages of Park Myung Soo and Yoo Jae Suk last year and the relationship revelations of Jung Joon Ha, Jung Hyung Don, and Noh Hong Chul in the first half of 2009, Jun Jin was thought to be the only single member of Infinity Challenge. However, he revealed on the episode to be broadcast on June 20 that he is also dating someone – who happens to be his former We Got Married partner, Lee Si Young.
The news comes as a surprise to many who watched as Jun Jin and Lee Si Young met and clashed on the reality program. However, a source close to Jun Jin confirmed that the two went from an imaginary relationship to a real one three months ago. Lee starred in Jun Jin’s music video for “Hey Ya!”. The two then appeared as lovers in the MV for Beige’s recent title track, “Awfully“, which was seen as a “Hey Ya!”, Part II.
There have been other hints leading up to this revelation. While hosting a fan meeting in Taiwan last week, Jun Jin told the crowd, “I’ve been active as an entertainer for over 10 years. It’d be nice if fans would now be broadminded about accepting my dating relationships. I’ll let you know some good news soon.” He also recently posted, “I completely love [you]!!…….” on his minihompy.
Jun Jin (28 turning 29) debuted as a singer-rapper in Korea’s longest-running boy band in 1998. He went on to pursue acting as well as a solo singing career. He is a popular guest on many variety programs and replaced Haha on Infinity Challenge in June 2008. Lee Si Young (27), on the other hand, is a relatively late newcomer to the entertainment industry. She gained popularity through her role on Boys Over Flowers and appeared on We Got Married for several months. Her first film, Ogamdo, will hit theatres in July.
The couple are planning to hold a press conference next week (likely June 23 or 24) to confirm their relationship. Netizens are buzzing whether or not the two will join the newly formatted We Got Married. However, this will likely be impossible since Jun Jin is expected to join the military in the latter half of 2009.
KP’s note: Umm… seriously? They need to hold a press conference to announce a three-month relationship? It’s not like they’re Brangelina….