It was reported today that SHINee’s Jong Hyun and actress Shin Se Kyung have decided to part ways recently, officially putting an end to their relationship that started last October. According to local media, Shin Se Kyung’s management agency said, “It’s our policy to refrain from making any comments about our client’s personal issues. But we asked recently about their relationship and it was confirmed that the two just decided to become friends.”
The agency explained, “Shin Se Kyung has been really busy with her movie filming schedules lately and Jong Hyun was on a tight world tour schedule, making it extremely hard for them to see each other.” Shin Se Kyung is currently filming her new movie, “Flight: Close to the Sun,” co-starring with Rain. Jong Hyun has been busy preparing for SHINee’s showcase at the Abbey Road Studios in London ahead of their Japanese tour.
But regarding rumors of the two breaking up earlier this year, the agency said, “We found out it was not true that the two broke up early this year. They split just recently and remain good friends as of now.”
Jong Hyun and Shin Se Kyung were caught dating secretly by local media last October. After the release of the paparazzi photos, their respective agencies admitted to the star couple’s relationship, asking the press to “Be nice to the couple.” At the time, it was one of the most shocking news in K-Pop as two of the biggest rising stars were found to be dating. However, after just six months of the revelation, break up rumors started circulating, making fans start to wonder if they even dated in the first place.