Lee Sang-yeob, Jang Ok Jeong

Korean actor Lee Sang-yeob. [TenAsia/ Gue Hye Jung]

Kong Hyun-joo

Korean actress Kong Hyun-joo. [TenAsia]


Another star couple has been added to the long list of celebrity couples that have been born this year.

Actor Lee sang-yeob and Kong Hyun-joo on Tuesday afternoon, admitted to being in a romantic relationship after a media report earlier in the day wrote of spotting them together at musical theaters and coffee shops starting early this year.

The two stars had been friends while under the management of agency Sidus HQ, although Kong is currently with another agency, and the two started dating about half a year ago.

Lee Sang-yeob, who came into the limelight with his role in “The Innocent Man” last year, most recently appeared in SBS’s period drama “Jang Ok Jung” and is preparing to promote his new disaster film “The Flu.”

Kong Hyun-joo, who expanded her acting career into China with KBS 2008 drama “You Are My Destiny,” has been continuing with her activities in the country including a recent emcee job on a international TV show.

Reporter. Jung Si Woo siwoorain@tenasia.co.kr
Translator. Lee Hye Ji hjlee@tenasia.co.kr
Photographer. Gue Hye Jung photonine@tenasia.co.kr
Editor. Jessica Kim