AceShowbiz - Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin's dating rumors sparked again after the two were spotted grocery shopping together in the United States. Agencies of both actors previously denied that they were on a romantic vacation in Los Angeles, California, earlier this month.
More than a week later, however, pictures emerged showing the "Memories of the Alhambra" actor and the "Something in the Rain" actress at the grocery store together. They appeared trying to go incognito by wearing hats and shades, though they're still recognizable under their disguises.
Following the release of the photos, their agencies have clarified the dating rumors again. Hyun Bin's agency VAST Entertainment stated, "We checked with him personally, and the dating rumors are not true. He heard earlier that Son Ye Jin is currently in the United States, so they met up together with acquaintances and went grocery shopping together, but it seems like this was misrepresented. There were other acquaintances with them at the grocery store."
The agency continued, "The misunderstanding seems to have occurred as the two are close friends of the same age, and it was magnified more because Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin are famous figures. The dating rumors are not true."
MS Team Entertainment which represents Son Ye Jin also insisted that the dating reports are not true. A source from the agency said, "We are very troubled about the dating rumors [of Son Ye Jin] with Hyun Bin. We have already confirmed with the actress twice and stated that the rumors are not true. This fact has not changed, but the interest [of the masses] has still not subsided."
"Son Ye Jin has mentioned at several interviews that she has a close [older female] acquaintance living in the United States. On one occasion she visited the United States to attend her wedding, and she was visiting the same acquaintance through this trip as well. We cannot reveal personal information such as where the acquaintance lives, but [Son Ye Jin] was visiting her while traveling in the United States," the source added.
Echoing VAST Entertainment's statement, the source from MS Team Entertainment said, "Meanwhile, she heard that Hyun Bin was also traveling, so they spontaneously decided to meet and went grocery shopping together. The two of them were only left together at the moment they were pushing the cart, and their other acquaintances were in another section of the grocery store."
Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin reportedly got closer while filming 2018's crime thriller film "The Negotiation". She previously also had a cameo on 2011's hit fantasy drama series "Secret Garden", which paired Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won as the leads.
While the two stars keep denying the dating reports, many of their fans are supporting their alleged romantic relationship. "I wish these two were for real," one commented on the news. Another added, "They look so good together. I support this relationship."