Photo: Kim So Eun's Twitter
The producers of We Got Married just can’t seem to get a break. Last month, one of its cast members, Hong Jong Hyun, was pushed into the spotlight after dating rumours with After School’s Nana arose.
At the same time, Kim So Eun was blasted for ruling out developing real feelings for her reel-life husband, Song Jae Rim. A report published by Korean media outlet The Fact claimed that Kim So Eun is dating actor Son Ho Joon, which was accompanied by pictures of the two having a late-night outing together.
Son Ho Joon is noted for his role as Haitai on 2013 drama Reply 1994, and has more recently been pursuing movie, rather than drama, projects. The report also added that a source close to the two claimed that they connected after finding a large number of common interests, and that the two started dating not long ago.
Both stars’ agencies have responded to the matter, with the 30-year-old actor’s agency, MBK Entertainment, stating that the two have not known each other for long but have “good feelings towards each other”, adding that “it’s true Son Ho Joon has good feelings (for Kim So Eun) but they are definitely not dating.”
Kim So Eun’s agency, Fantagio, explained that the two met at a fashion event and got close due to fellow actor Yoo Yeon Seok (who also starred in Reply 1994). Kim So Eun and Yoo Yeon Seok worked together on a 2011 drama, A Thousand Kisses.
Fantagio added that the two have known each other for less than a month, admitting that the two “have been very close” but maintained that “it is difficult to say that they are dating. They are not a couple and her manager was present on the night (they were photographed together) as well.”
With the increased pressure from enraged viewers calling for the pair to be taken off the show, the production team have confirmed that they will be meeting with a representative from Fantagio today (Feb 9) to fully understand the dating rumours by hearing the exact story of what happened between Kim So Eun and Son Ho Joon.
In addition, they acknowledged that Fantagio has denied the rumours but that they would make a decision on the couple’s fate on the show after making a decision carefully so that no party involved will end up as a victim from the current situation.
They confirmed that Kim So Eun and Song Jae Rim will continue to be on the show until a decision has been made as previous footage is sufficient for broadcast. The pair recently returned from their honeymoon in Turkey.
We Got Married airs every Saturday on MBC and currently features Namgoong Min, Hong Jin Young, Hong Jong Hyun, Yura, Song Jae Rim and Kim So Eun.