Rumors are flying that Kang Ha Neul (32) is currently dating musical actress Lee Tae Un (34).

On April 5, a rep from Kang Ha Neul’s management agency clarified to Ten Asia that “Kang Ha Neul and Lee Tae Eun are close colleagues. They are not in a romantic relationship.”

According to a report published by a news outlet on the same day, Kang Ha Neul and Lee Tae Eun first met while starring in the musical Shinheung Military Academy, after which their relationship allegedly progressed from costars to lovers. The outlet also reported that the two had gone on a trip together. 

Kang’s representative flatly dismissed the speculation of the two actors going on a romantic trip together, and explained that “they went on the trip with their colleagues. They didn’t go alone.”

Kang Ha Neul’s popularity grew to new heights after playing the character Hwang Yong Sik in the KBS 2TV drama When The Camellia Blooms, which he starred in after finishing his mandatory military service. He is currently appearing in the JTBC variety program Traveler, and is reportedly preparing for two upcoming films, Rain and Your Story and The Pirates 2.

Since making her debut in 2012 with the musical Doctor Zhivago, Lee Tae Eun has appeared in a string of other musicals, such as Grease, Wicked, and Shinheung Military Academy