Actress Park Shin-hye confirmed that she is dating fellow actor Choi Tae-joon after rumors started last year.
Park's management agency on Wednesday said that the two had long been close friends and started dating from the end of last year. Choi's agency also admitted the same.
Rumors swirled that they were seeing each other in May last year when they were spotted traveling together. Their management agencies denied the rumors at that time, saying it was true that they went on an overseas trip together, but there were other close friends with them as well.
Park and Choi attended the same university and have been open about their friendship in interviews and on TV.
Meanwhile, Hype is building over a new thriller starring Park Shin-hye and Jeon Jong-seo after teaser images were released on Monday.
The film, tentatively titled "Call," started shooting last week amid keen interest stirred by the casting of top actress Park and rising star Jeon, who debuted just last year in Lee Chang-dong's internationally acclaimed film "Burning."
The thriller revolves around two women living in different time periods who are connected through a phone call, with Park playing a woman in the present and Jeon in the past.
It is slated for release sometime in the second half of the year.
Park Shin-hye (left) and Choi Tae-joon