Taeyang, a member of popular boy band BigBang, is allegedly in a romantic relationship with actress Min Hyo-rin, sources said Tuesday.
“The fact that the two are in relationship is well known among idol singers,” a close aide to both celebrities told Yonhap News Agency.
A K-pop artist who is close to Taeyang said that the two “are in a fairly serious relationship” while another idol singer said he understands that they have been dating for about two years.
Min played the role of Taeyang’s lover in the music video for “1 AM,” the title track on Taeyang’s solo album released in June last year.
The actress, whose original name is Jung Eun-ran, debuted as a TV commercial model in 2006. She has since appeared in films “Sunny” (2011) and “The Grand Heist” (2012), and the TV drama series “Persevere, Gu Hae-ra” and “Romance Town.”
Their management agencies, YG Entertainment for Taeyang and JYP Entertainment for Min, however, refused to comment on the issue.