"Oh Man-seok and Jo An have recently started officially dating", a source at Oh's agency Fresh Entertainment told Asia Economic Daily over the phone on Saturday, a day after the two were spotted returning from a one-day trip to Japan.
Oh and Jo had left for Japan early Friday morning and returned home late that night.
News of their romantic involvement first surfaced in early May when it was revealed the two had visited an amusement park with Oh's five-year-old daughter on Children's Day (May 5).
At the time, their agencies had denied that they were a couple, saying they are "just close actor friends".
However, Oh's agency have now confirmed that Oh and Jo are an item, although stressing they were not a couple in May and that "it was only recently that they started officially dating".
Jo An and her agency, in contrast, have not said anything after the Japan getaway went public.
Oh, 35, has appeared in various plays, musicals, films and television dramas including "The Man of the Vineyard" (KBS2, 2006) and "King and I" (SBS, 2007). He currently appears in the war drama "Road No.1" alongside Hallyu stars So Ji-sub and Kim Ha-neul.
Jo, 27, has starred in several notable movies and dramas including "Seoul 1945" (KBS1, 2006), "Chosun Police" (MBC, 2005) and "Toji, the Land" (SBS, 2004). She currently stars in the daily drama "Three Sisters" (SBS, 2010) with actresses Myung Se-bin and Yang Mi-ra.
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