Korean idols Lee Seung-gi and Im YoonA of SNSD (Girls' Generation) are dating. The news broke New Year's Day in a report by news agency Dispatch and later confirmed by management companies of the two Hallyu stars.
"Lee Seung Gi and YoonA are currently at the phase in which they are getting to know each other," YoonA's agency SM Entertainment said in a press statement.
Lee Seung-gi’s agency, Hook Entertainment, also confirmed the report. "Since it is a personal issue, we don’t know the specific details, but it is true that the two are dating. Since both are young and only in the beginning stages, please look upon them fondly," Seunggi's agency stated.
According to Dispatch, Seunggi and Yoona started dating in September 2013. The media outlet has captured photos of the two dating last October following Lee Seunggi's return from his Japan concert. The singer-actor reportedly picked up YoonA in an apartment in Samsung-dong and the two enjoyed a date by the Han River where he gave his present to the SNSD member.
The two were spotted several times together, thereafter. Prior to that, however, Seunggi has been very vocal about YoonA being his ideal type of girl.
The 26-year-old Lee Seung-gi shot to fame after starring in the drama Shining Inheritance. He then became more popular after doing My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho. He also paired up with Miss A's Bae Suzy in The Love Story of Kang Chi, which also aired in ABS-CBN.
Meanwhile, the 23-year-old YoonA debuted as member of top K-pop group Girls’ Generation (SNSD) in 2007. She was also seen in Love Rain along with Jang Geun Suk and is currently doing the drama Prime Minister and I.