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[UPDATE] Lee Joon Gi confirms relationship with Jeon Hye Bin; tvN cancels ‘My Ear’s Candy 2’ with ‘Scarlet Heart Ryeo’ actor in light of issue

By diana / 2017.04.05
Lee Joon Gi and Jeon Hye Bin confirm relationship amid dating rumors.

It's official! Lee Joon Gi and Jeon Hye Bin are the newest celebrity couple in the K-wave industry.

A day after a media outlet linked Lee Joon Gi with his "Gunman in Joseon" co-actor Jeon Hye Bin, the pair finally confirmed dating rumors through their label, Namoo Actors, on Tuesday.

"Lee Joon Gi and Jeon Hye Bin met as colleagues through a drama in 2014, and when the first dating rumor report was released, they were good friends at the time," the label announced as per Soompi.

But contrary to initial reports claiming that the two have been in a relationship for two years, Namoo Actors clarified their artists started dating just last year.

Although the pair share a lot of similarities, their agency said Lee Joon Gi and Jeon Hye Bin went through a lot of thinking before they decided to level up their relationship. Namoo Actors added the couple have been carefully dating since the beginning of 2016.

Meanwhile, tvN announced they are cancelling the second part of Lee Joon Gi's appearance on "My Ear's Candy" with Park Min Young after the actor confirmed his relationship with Jeon Hye Bin.

"Viewers loved Lee Joon Gi and Park Min Young's story, so we prepared a behind-the-scenes special. However, the producers heard of Lee Jun Ki's dating news and decided it wasn't appropriate to air," an insider said as cited by Allkpop.

While many are happy for the newest celebrity couple, others were rather left heartbroken, especially those who are shipping Lee Joon Gi and Park Min Young.

"I'm a bit upset by the fact that he goes on the show despite dating. Like he should consider Park Min Young's feelings, too," a netizen wrote.

Aside from the statement released by Namoo Actors, Lee Joon Gi and Jeon Hye Bin have yet to speak up about their relationship.

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