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Park Shin-hye, Lee Jong-suk reported to be dating

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Published : Jul 1, 2015 - 10:39 / Updated : Jul 1, 2015 - 10:39

The onscreen couple of the hit TV drama “Pinocchio,” Park Shin-hye and Lee Jong-suk, are in a relationship, a local news outlet reported Wednesday.

Dispatch, a local media outlet, broke the news together with photos of the two allegedly on dates since January.

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Actors Park Shin-hye (left) and Lee Jong-suk played an onscreen couple in the hit drama series "Pinocchio" (OSEN)
“Since the end of ‘Pinocchio,’ the two have been in a romance for the past four months,” said the original report.

Park and Lee were consistently seen in the same places both in Korea and abroad, which included joint commercial and promotional schedules.

In February, the two flew to Thailand, where they shot a joint commercial for outdoor clothing brand Millet.

Park and Lee also flew to London for a photoshoot and joint interview for InStyle Korea magazine in March.

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Park Shin-hye and Lee Jong-suk flew to London earlier this year for a photoshoot with a leading fashion magazine (InStyle)
The following month, Park and Lee went to Hawaii -- Park said on Instagram that it was for a “vacation,” while Lee went to take part in a photoshoot for Allure Korea fashion magazine.

“A photoshoot typically concludes in two days -- the rest of time was free time,” said a source, cited by local media. “The two combined their working time with secret dates.”

Also in April, the two were photographed at a cafe with two other people in Cheongdam-dong, Seoul. After the two continued with a late dinner date, Lee drove Park to her home.

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Park Shin-hye and Lee Jong-suk at the Chanel cruise fashion collection in Seoul in May (Instagram)
In May, they were photographed chatting at the Chanel cruise collection at Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul.

The report speculated that the two were “sensitive” to media and public appraisals as a possible explanation for the secrecy around their alleged romance.

The news outlet also said that Park had personally driven to Lee’s residence, before coming out of the building in Lee’s car, with her own parked in the residence parking lot.

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Park Shin-hye and Lee Jong-suk at the last day of shooting for the TV drama "Pinocchio," which ended with a wedding scene between the onscreen couple (Instagram)
The news outlet said that Lee has organized and driven Park to most of the date locations.

Both Park and Lee have become international hallyu stars with loyal fan bases, following their appearances in “Pinocchio,” which ran from last November to January.

By Yoon Sarah (sarah356@heraldcorp.com)

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