Actor Lee Dong Gun, who has recently gone public with his relationship with T-ara‘s Jiyeon, shared his thoughts on the issue.
After being showered with negative responses about his relationship, he wrote a long letter on his fan café. He first greeted his fans, saying, “I don’t even know how long ago I left Korea anymore. I’ve finished filming a movie and I’m now filming a drama in Shanghai. We’re about a third of the way through now. I still have a long way to go.”
He then said, “In the end, I lost to the surprising power of social media. First off, I’m so sorry that I had to inform you of such huge news through the media.”
Lee Dong Gun went on to explain how he came to date Jiyeon. He said, “Jiyeon and I are slowly getting to know each other. She is a lot younger than me, but I have never felt the age gap with her since she is a smart and careful person and I can rely on her. As you know, I’m still immature.”
He then addressed the negative comments surrounding his relationship, saying, “There will be many different opinions of our relationship. After hearing some of them, you may be worried or feel suspicious. But what’s certain is that I will never sway with those comments. I will protect her.”
He added, “Please stay on my side, on our side. There aren’t many people on our side yet. Since you were always by my side until now, I can ask you this without hesitation. I have no doubt that this is the person, love, and relationship that I have been waiting for. I will do well. Please trust me and watch.”