Korean singer Se7en (25) and actress Park Han Byul (25) have been spotted spending the new year together in America. To break into the American music industry, Se7en had been based there since the beginning of last year in Los Angeles. As for Park Han Byul, she had went to America in mid-December.
Many overseas Koreans have spotted Se7en and Park Han Byul shopping together for groceries at Koreantown Galleria, behaving much like a couple. They also shopped for clothes, not minding about being recognized. Actually, since 20th December to 2nd January, there has been many news of people spotting them together on the streets on Korean-American websites.
According to an eye-witness from the website, “Se7en was wearing a baseball cap while Park Han Byul wore a scarf, trying to look less noticeable. But with one looking suave and the other pretty, it was too striking. They held hands with each other and walked around the streets, behaving like a couple.”
(below pictures of them being seen in Kangnam, Seoul)
Rumors of Se7en and Park Han Byul dating have never stopped. Both were schoolmates at Anyangae High School and were close friends during their school years. They were also YG Entertainment trainees and spent a lot of hard times together over the period of 6 – 7 years and maintained close relations.
But both parties have always maintained that they were only best friends and have never acknowledged their dating rumors. Rumors surfaced again during Kim Hee Sun’s wedding dinner last year where both appeared together, behaving very much like a couple and they have been linked since.
Se7en has been based in America, biding his time and looking for opportunities to break into the American music industry while Park Han Byul has been in resting mode since filming her movie Destiny in March 2008. YG Entertainment expressed, “We aren’t sure if they are together but they have been close friends since they were teens. Se7en has been pretty lonely living by himself in America and Park Han Byul was probably visiting him to encourage him.”
Park Han Byul’s management, Barunson Entertainment expressed today with regards to this, “According to our knowledge, Park Han Byul was in America for personal reasons. But we aren’t sure when she will be back in Korea.”
This is the same tabloid that is famous for their paparazzi pictures and reports. Last week, it was Ivy and her composer boyfriend, Kim Tae Song.