One media source reported on April 16th that the 42-year-old actor and the 30-year-old actress had good opinions of each other from earlier this year,a nd had cautiously starting dating. After bumping into one another at various award ceremonies and other work-related gatherings, their work sunbae-hoobae (or senior-junior) work relationship blossomed into a romantic relationship.
Another source added fuel to the fire, quoting sources close to the two stars, saying that the two were even considering marriage! The report said that the cose sources said only a few of the stars' closest group knew about their relations and that they limited their dates to near Lee Byung-hun's house to avoid the public's eye.
When each of the stars' respective agencies were questioned on the rumors, they both denied the dating rumors.
Lee Byung-hun's BH Entertainment said that the rumors were groundless. Regarding rumors of the actor having invited the actress to his house to meet with his family, BH Entertainment said that Lee did indeed invite Lee Min-jung over, but it was for a get-together with other movie officials.
The young actress's management, MS Team Entertainment stated that after contacting Lee directly, she flat out denied the rumors saying the two simply have a sunbae-hoobae relationship. Lee did say that the two stars met for meals, but it wasn't a one-on-one encounter, but a meal with others.
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