Korean pop star Rain and actress Kim Tae-hee have been dating for the past three months despite the singer being at the barracks for mandatory military service, local media said Tuesday.
According to online media outlet Dispatch, Rain and Kim started dating last September, months after they first met on the set of a Coupang commercial in October 2011. They met every time Rain was on leave. Dispatch said they met every week in the month of December. They reportedly used their cars for dates or stayed in at one of their houses instead of going out in public.
The news outlet quoted an acquaintance of Kim as saying that the actress, often referred to as one of the most beautiful faces in Korea, was drawn to the manliness of the singer, who texted and phoned her regularly and visited her as much as he could to win her heart.
Rain’s agents said they do not know about the love life of their clients. Kim’s agency has yet to answer press inquiries.
Kim is to star in the upcoming SBS TV drama, “Jang Ok-jeong,” in March. Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon, is to be discharged on July 10.