After reports of Bae Yong Joon in a relationship have been made, his agency Key East has confirmed this by releasing an official statement.
On December 23, a Japanese news agency reported, “It has been known that Korean actor Bae Yong Joon has found to be in a serious relationship with a 27-year-old, non-celebrity Korean woman.”
Key East reps spoke with OSEN on the same day and said, “It is true that Bae Yong Joon has been in a relationship with a non-celebrity woman for about three months. They are at the beginning stages of their relationship so they are being cautious but since they are at a certain age, they are in a serious relationship.”
The Key East reps also confirmed, “The description of the woman that was revealed by the previous reports are true. However, since she is not a celebrity, it is difficult for us to reveal any other information in detail.”
They continued, “They are in a good and serious relationship. They met through mutual acquaintances and naturally got closer. They are building up their relationship in a positive way right now. We hope you will watch over them with a good heart.”
According to the Japanese news report, Bae Yong Joon (age 41) met his 14-years-younger girlfriend through a mutual friend during a meal a couple months ago. The news report also claimed that Bae Yong Joon traveled to Japan on November 28 with his girlfriend to attend his friend’s wedding reception. During their stay in Japan, Bae Yong Joon and his girlfriend was said to have a good time together by dining out and shopping. When they left Japan, they were said to wear matching black hats.
The news report also said, “According to close Korean sources, the woman is the daughter of a famous businessman in Korea. She is tall at 170cm and is very beautiful. She is living in Seoul at the moment but she lived in America for a long time, making her a fluent English speaker. She is said to be bright and has an active personality. After being introduced by a mutual acquaintances, the two have been enjoying secret dates and have been carefully developing their relationship.”
Meanwhile, Bae Yong Joon has not been public about dating since his relationship with music video and CF director, Lee Sa Kang in 2004. He has been involved in many dating rumors since then but has denied all of them. This will be his first publicly known girlfriend in nine years.