Korean on-screen couple Park Shin Hye, Lee Jong Suk are dating off-screen: Report

Park Shin Hye (left) and Lee Jong Suk in Pinocchio. The on-screen couple are reportedly dating off-screen.
Park Shin Hye (left) and Lee Jong Suk in Pinocchio. The on-screen couple are reportedly dating off-screen.PHOTO: ONE

SEOUL (KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The on-screen couple of the hit television drama Pinocchio, Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk, are not in an off-screen relationship, their agencies said.

Dispatch website published a story today with photos of what it said was the two on dates since January.

It said Park, 25, and Lee, 25, were seen in the same places both in South Korea and abroad, which included joint commercial and promotional jobs.

In March, the two went to London, where they did a photo shoot and interview for InStyle Korea magazine.

The following month, they went to Hawaii: Park said on Instagram it was a "vacation", while Lee had a photo shoot for Allure Korea magazine.

"A photo shoot typically takes two days - the rest of the time was free time," said a source cited by the website. "The two combined their working time with secret dates."

Also in April, the two were photographed at a cafe with two other people in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul. After Lee and Park went on to have a late dinner, he drove her to her home.

The website also said Park had personally driven to Lee's residence, before leaving her car in the car park of the building and coming out of the residence in his car.

However, the K-drama stars' agencies denied the story, allkpop website reported.

Lee's agency Wellmade Yedang said: "They were close friends even before they filmed Pinocchio and are still good friends, so I think they were misunderstood."

Park is the star of the 2013 hit show I Hear Your Voice. Lee has been in hit dramas including 2013's The Inheritors and 2009's He's Beautiful.