Military issues cloud Korean singer Rain's love life
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean pop icon Rain has come under fire after reports revealing his relationship with a top TV actress suggested he might be flouting the terms of his compulsory military service.
Rain's relationship with Kim Tae Hee, a major TV drama star with a massive following in Japan, was first reported Tuesday by a tabloid magazine, sparking a fan frenzy on entertainment websites and social networks.
The magazine published photos showing Kim, 32, wearing a cap and surgical mask, getting into a car driven by the singer, who is halfway through the two-year military service that is mandatory for Korean men.
"They are currently getting to know each other with feelings for each other," Kim's agency said in a statement later on Tuesday, confirming the two had been dating for about a month.