The rumors are based on the fact that the two went on a vacation together, along with other friends, in April and visited a national park together in May. A video of Park Shin Hye and Choi Tae Joon from their vacation overseas showed the two actors’ close relationship, which raised questions amongst netizens who saw the video.
The two are also both students at Chung Ang University where Park Shin Hye is majoring in drama and cinema while Choi Tae Joon is majoring in theatre.
Since then, Park Shin Hye’s agency, Salt Entertainment, gave an official statement and said, “They merely have a close senior-junior relationship. As Park Shin Hye and Choi Tae Joon are both students at Chung Ang University, they have maintained a good friendship as industry senior and junior.”
The statement continued, “Fans are very well aware of their friendship. Park Shin Hye went to the park not only with Choi Tae Joon, but with many other fellow students as well. It seems that, despite the fact that there were a lot of people, many recognized only Choi Tae Joon and Park Shin Hye.”