Kim So Eun and Song Jae Rim are not dating.
In respective statements, the agencies of both Korean stars have denied the dating rumors after the two were spotted in Japan.
A representative from ASCENDIO, So Eun's agency, said that the rumors "are not true."
They added that So Eun and Jae Rim share the same stylist and that the three met in Japan "coincidentally."
"Following the conclusion of KBS2’s Three Bold Siblings, Kim So Eun appears to have gone to Japan with staff members. Kim So Eun and Song Jae Rim have the same stylist. We are not aware of how Song Jae Rim came [to Japan], but they met coincidentally on-site, and the three went to [Sanrio Puroland] together."
"Kim So Eun went to Japan with the staff of Three Bold Siblings, and she [traveled] for a while with Song Jae Rim, who is acquainted with the stylist, because their schedules worked out."
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Jae Rim’s agency Saram Entertainment also cleared that the two are just friends.
"The dating rumors are not true. The timing of their vacations overlapped by chance, so they only just met [in Japan]. It was a trip accompanied by their close stylist staff."
Fans claimed that two are dating after they uploaded photos of their Japan trips in their Instagram accounts, which shows selfies taken at Sanrio Puroland. Some Japanese fans also claimed they have seen them traveling together.
The two appeared in the variety show We Got Married 4 in 2014 and starred in the Korean series Our Gap-soon.