Hong Jong Hyun‘s agency has stated that the actor and After School‘s Nana are “just friends.”
Widmay, the management agency of Hong Jong Hyun, responded to the dating rumors by releasing an official statement on January 23. “After checking [with them], we want to clarify that Hong Jong Hyun and Nana are simply close oppa (older brother) and dongsaeng (younger sister). Unlike what earlier reports suggested, they are not in a relationship,” the statement says.
It continues, “As both of them were originally models and have many things in common, it is true that they have been friends for a while. However, the report about them being in a relationship is not true, and thus we would like to ask everyone to refrain from publishing speculative articles [about them].”
“We would also like to thank everyone for showing interest in Hong Jong Hyun, and we will work hard to show an even better side of him in the future,” the agency concludes.
Representing Nana, Pledis Entertainment has already refuted the report, saying that “the rumors are groundless.”