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Han Hyo Joo Dismisses Dating Rumours

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Kang Do Han, Han Hyo Joo

Kang Do Han, Han Hyo Joo

Model turned actress Han Hyo Joo (22) has been surrounded by rumours that she is dating actor turned businessman Kang Do Han (27 on July 22).

Fans have been buzzing with curiosity over the past 24 hours as media outlets reported that the two are in a relationship. Hankook Ilbo said that they were seen on dates at the horse riding club Kang is in charge of marketing for. The speculation following the report increased due to a fake Cyworld account under Kang Do Han’s name that confirmed their supposed relationship.

Interestingly, Kang told Maeil‘s StarToday on the afternoon of July 16 (before Han Hyo Joo could be reached for confirmation), “I can’t say anything right now. I haven’t spoken with Hyo Joo once today. The situation will be revealed soon.”

Han Hyo Joo finally clarified matters on the morning of July 17 by stating, “I met Kang Do Hwan four months ago while with a group of acquaintances. We have a close obba-dongseng relationship and comfortably share problems related to our careers.” Han added that she is worried the relationship rumours will make things awkward between them. She also apologized for not being able to clear up the rumour quickly due to her busy schedule.

Kang Do Han is best remembered as Dong Wook, the long-time friend of Song Hye Kyo’s character on Full House. Han Hyo Joo is currently enjoying the national success of Brilliant Legacy, which has four more episodes left to be broadcast.

Sources: Newsen

KP’s note: To believe or not to believe? I tend to give celebrities the benefit of doubt. However, it seems very suspicious that Kang Do Han didn’t simply tell StarToday that they’re not dating. (As coolsmurf commented, of course this could be because Kang didn’t want to make the situation worse and thought it’d be best to let Han handle it. I just think it’s odd….)

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Written by KP

July 16, 2009 at 11:10 pm

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  1. Indeed, I find that fishy as well. Whether they are dating or not, if he wants to stay away from paparazzi, he should have just said NO. But to wait for HHJ to confirm it? That’s odd. And his response will only draw more attention, yes?

    Jess

    July 16, 2009 at 11:30 pm

  2. i think kang do han wanted to understand from hyo joo the present situation before making things even worse.

    coolsmurf

    July 16, 2009 at 11:44 pm

  3. I think they are dating, but due to her career they will not admit it, kinda like Seven and Park Han Byul.

    GG

    July 17, 2009 at 12:04 am

  4. well i was looking at another korean site which is a korean site for korean people it said she confirmed.

    em

    July 17, 2009 at 3:05 pm

  5. em,
    We get all of our information directly from Korean news sites and I haven’t come across any where she confirmed positively. I believe her quote was that they’re simply obba-dongseng friends. However, we’ll keep an eye out.

    KP

    July 17, 2009 at 4:12 pm

  6. Oh, HHJ should date Lee Seung Gi instead!
    I don’t know. She’s pretty and Kang Do Han is… well, she could do better. sorry!

    mimi

    July 18, 2009 at 11:44 pm

  7. pls date Lee Seunggi. she and he look so cute together. please.

    namuun

    August 6, 2009 at 1:06 am

  8. does lee seung have a girlfriend already? and han hyo joo is she single? i hope they become a real couple because they look good together.. Ü

    khreng ;)

    October 28, 2009 at 9:29 am

  9. hope that there will be another projects of lee seung gi and han hyo joo.. i love them together ^_^

    cutie

    October 30, 2009 at 6:53 am

  10. han hyo joo and lee seung gi 4-ever. woooh!!!!!!
    love ’em♠

    chamii

    November 18, 2009 at 2:05 am

  11. Thanks for another good blog post. Where else could anybody get this kind of article in such a perfect way. I truly enjoyed reading it.

    Forrest

    January 1, 2010 at 4:49 am


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