Baek Yoon-sik

Korean actor Baek Yoon-sik. [TenAsia/ Paeng Hyun-joon]

Koean veteran actor Baek Yoon-sik has admitted to dating a journalist of major TV channel, who is 30 years younger than the actor.

An official with Baek’s agency Namoo Actors told TenAsia on Friday that, “It is true that Baek is dating the journalist (whose name is kept anonymous).”

The news made headline after a Korean media outlet reported Friday morning the two’s dating in public, bringing a joyful shock to Korean Internet users.

“The Two have been in a relationship over a year but they don’t have concrete plan for marriage yet,” the official added. “Only a few people including their family members have acknowledged the relationship.”

Baek Yoon-sik, the 66-year-old veteran actor who started acting career in mid 1970s, has last starred in new Korean period-set film “The Face Reader,” starring star actors Song Kang-ho, Lee Jung-jae, Cho Jung-seok and Lee Jong-suk.

Reporter. Lee Hye-ji
Photographer. Paeng Hyun-joon