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S. Korean actor Joo Jin-mo admits to relationship with Chinese actress
SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Yonhap) — South Korean actor Joo Jin-mo on Wednesday admitted to being in romantic relationship with Chinese actress Zhang Li.
“The two are seeing each other,” Joo’s talent agency Huayi Brothers told Yonhap News Agency. “They met while working together for a Chinese show and got closer when Joo provided help during her visit to South Korea last year.”
Joo also unveiled his relationship with Zhang by uploading photos on Weibo of the two dating.
He has long denied dating rumors but changed his position after Chinese media released photos and videos earlier in the day of the two together in Sapporo, Japan, early this month.
Zhang also recently posted a picture of herself taken against the backdrop of a snow field, indicating the rumors may be true.
She did not mention where the photo was taken but wrote, “This time is very good for a kid who doesn’t have much chance to see snow.” She apparently referred to herself as “a kid.”
Joo, 42, and Zhang, 32, became acquainted after they co-starred in the Chinese TV series “Honey I’m Sorry” in February last year.
After his debut in 1999 with the film “Dance Dance,” Joo has had a strong presence on both the silver and small screens. Some of the prolific actor’s works include films “Friend: The Great Legacy,” “Gabi,” “A Frozen Flower” and “Wanee & Junah.”
Among the most well-known television shows by Joo are “Beloved Eun-dong,” “Empress Ki, “Bichunmoo” and “Fashion 70′s.”
Debuting in 2011, Zhang is a rising TV and movie star in China.