Actress Park Han Byul has ended her 12-year relationship with solo singer Se7en, and has been confirmed to be dating actor Jung Eun Woo, reports Korean medial portal The Fact.
It is highly known among fans that Park Han Byul and Se7en began their relationship in high school in 2002, but officially stated to the public they were dating in 2009. The former couple ran into trouble in their relationship following the many rumors that began last year when Se7en was caught visiting a massage parlor, known for prostitution, during his military services, which led to their breakup.
Park Han Byul was photographed by The Fact on various outings with actor Jung Eun Woo. They were seen enjoying drives in Park Han Byul’s Mercedez G Wagon, and were often spotted enjoying a coffee date in Jangan-dong. The coffee shop owner commented, “Park Han Byul and Jung Eun Woo frequent this place.”
Despite getting caught dating by the media, the new couple did not seem to mind, but did not outwardly express their feelings for one another either. Instead, the new couple has admitted they are in fact dating, asking fans to congratulate them.
A representative from the actress’ agency said, “After confirming with Park herself, it seems they became close during shooting of the last drama. They developed feelings for each other and are seeing each other. They are, however, worried that others may be effected by this news.”
Following, Jug Eun Woo’s agency said, “They became close colleagues during the drama and saw each other often after the shooting ended as well. They became close recently and are currently dating.”
According to the media portal, the new couple met on the set of SBS drama A Well Raised Daughter, which ended its run in May 2014, and where Park Han Byul played the female lead, while Jung Eun Woo played the main supporting character who falls for her. While Jung Eun Woo’s character did not get the girl, the actor himself was able to catch Park Han Byul’s heart in real life.
A friend of the two actors was quoted saying, “It is true they are dating, they became close during the drama and naturally ended up dating. They did not want to make the fact public but their relationship is very strong right now.”
Reportedly, a source close to the actors revealed the couple became close during the time when Park Han Byul experienced hardship regarding Se7en’s military controversy. Not only was Se7en reeling in the criticism of his actions then, but so had the actress as she was known to be his long-time girlfriend. Throughout this time, Jung Eun Woo showed his support, and eventually feelings developed between the two.
In August and September 2014, though rumors of Park Han Byul and Se7en’s breakup were circulating, the actress continued to keep her silence in order to protect her ex-boyfriend.
Se7en is set to be released from the military on December 28th.
Source: The Fact