A report stating that Kang Ha-neul has been in a secret two year relationship with a stage actress has been denied by both Kang Ha-neul and the stage actress in question since its release on April 5th.
However an old Instagram picture of the pair alongside singer Jo Kwon has added more fuel to the rumor. The post, which was made on June 4th 2019, makes reference to Kang Ha-neul being a source of support since July of 2018, seemingly confirming the overall timeline.
What makes the report particularly remarkable is that the alleged relationship would have begun during Kang Ha-neul's mandatory military service. This would not be an ideal time to begin a relationship. However, the stage actress appeared alongside Kang Ha-neul in the military musical Shinheung Military Academy, which would explain how they know each other.
A person affiliated with Kang Ha-neul's agency has not denied the preexisting relationship, but has described the two as just being friends, not lovers. While a trip taken by the two referenced in the report did happen, many cast members for the musical were present, not just Kang Ha-neul and his alleged secret girlfriend.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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