Just Friends? There’s Still Hope For “Single’s Inferno 2” OTP Kim Se Jun And Lee So E
Our Single’s Inferno 2 OTP shocked us when Kim Se Jun implied he and Lee So E were just friends. Yet, that might not be the case…
Se Jun joined later in the series, but he became a fan favorite, and viewers especially loved his relationship with Lee So E. Their chemistry was undeniable, so everyone was rooting for them.
Sejun literally whipped for soe 😭#SinglesInferno2 #SinglesInferno2Ep9#SinglesInferno2Ep10pic.twitter.com/7DIFCOeuO4
— seol ✨ (@kookiekukland) January 10, 2023
They are so in love… #singlesinferno2 #singleinferno #soe #sejun #kimsejun #leesoe #fyp
It seemed like our ship was endgame as they left Inferno together…
Sejun Confidently walking towards Soe. ‼️😭❤️ (That is a dream man right there) #SingleInferno2 #SinglesInferno2Ep10 pic.twitter.com/ivf3Ycv9DS
— zum zum zum (@loromipsum) January 10, 2023
The couple appeared to be going strong since the finale too. Se Jun updated his Instagram with sweet selfies, including So E, breaking his feed’s aesthetic. Some comments made by him and his friends seemed to indicate that he and So E were happily dating too.
Please show a lot of love to So E~ She’s a very kind kid. Please give her lots of love.
— Kim Se Jun’s caption
Yet, the post has since been deleted.
Sejun and Soe's photos on Sejun's Instagram feed (@asser_kim) have disappeared, what's going on !?
the photo was archived or indeed deleted sejun ? pic.twitter.com/H1rCEGkdzs
— cherr`🐇☁️ (@fluffychear) February 5, 2023
That’s not all that concerned fans. In a live broadcast, one of Se Jun’s Ascottage coworkers and friends, Jay Lee (@mrleegent on Instagram), known as the “President of Arabtofu fanclub,” said that So E was “busy.”
Idk u guys but i think y'all should stop asking where soe is. PLEASE JUST DON'T. Sejun already said a while ago that she probably is at her home, and mrlee said this. STOP
— Madame Rios✨ (@nthEscapee) January 31, 2023
Besides that, Se Jun briefly spoke about So E. They’re on good terms since he said, “I pretty her,” meaning he treats her well. Yet, he called her his dongsaeng (younger sibling) and proceeded to praise the entire Single’s Inferno 2 cast, implying they aren’t a couple.
So E is my treasured dongsaeng. I treat her well. Seriously. To be honest, all of the cast from Singles Inferno are very nice. They’re very kind and they’re all very pretty and handsome, so I hope everyone works out well…
— Kim Se Jun
Still, other recent cast live broadcasts indicated that Se Jun still had non-platonic feelings…
Soe knows Sejun is still sleeping HAHAHA
Nadine: Is Sejun awake?
Soe: Sejun and Jinyoung went ig live at 5am/6am, so he's still sleeping. 😂 #kimsejun#leesoe #ArabTofu #SinglesInferno2 pic.twitter.com/saAzHyDRIv
— j⁷ (@nakwon13_) January 24, 2023
Sejun: So-e where are you? Please answer me
So-e: (comment) Why?
THEY ARE SO CUUUTEEEE 🥺💕😍pic.twitter.com/NmmLhI20IN
— 𝓟𝓾𝓽~𝓲𝓮 美丽❄ (@queenbeen1004) February 14, 2023
Even more so, their most recent in-person interaction has fans really believing that something is still going on between them.
Couple Jo Yoong Jae and Choi Seo Eun recently held a fanmeeting and included a few of their co-stars. Se Jun even talked about So E and again referred to her as a dongsaeng.
So E is someone who I care about a lot… To be true and precise, we’re not in a relationship… We’re not dating but she’s a dongsaeng who I care and adore a lot.. but if someone said what I did [on the show] was fake, that is impossible. You already know this about me but I cant lie well. While on the show, all I could see was So E.
…We contact each other often. If So E is going through something difficult, she reaches out to me and we talk about it.
— Kim Se Jun
MC ask about soe to sejun
His answer : Soe is someone who i care a lot.. Were not dating.. shes a dongsaeng that i care and adore a lot.. but if someone said what i did there Fake that is impossible.. i cant lie about things like this.. pic.twitter.com/OmNQ0lpnkM
— Johfambyheart (@johfam_17) February 11, 2023
Yet, when she showed up at the event, his reaction was nothing like that of an older sibling. He got excited and even started hiding his face, just as he did during Single’s Inferno 2 whenever he was flustered around her.
Se Jun also reached out to her but quickly retreated his hand. It was as if he remembered not to do PDA.
Later, when the cast got together for a group photo, Se Jun reached out to So E again. This time, he put his hands on her waist, bringing her in for the shot. It looked like he wanted to pick her up so she could be seen better!
Fans can’t help but notice that despite what Se Jun said, his actions and eyes appear the same as before. So, they think they still love each other, but out of respect for So E’s acting career, they can’t be in a public relationship.
"When words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal."
Its been 6 or 7 months already and the way Sejun looked at So-e doesn't change.#SingleInferno2 #Leesoe #sejun #arabtofu pic.twitter.com/vzS85cNeez
— Kimmy Bae (@empeo_kimmy) February 11, 2023
Sejun before vs after Soe came 😂#sejunsoe #soeseju #SinglesInferno2 #kimsejun #leesoe #sejun #soe #arabtofucouple #arabtofu pic.twitter.com/pMZYtNqjoF
— ilwooyuri (@wooricouple) February 12, 2023
Action speaks louder than words. Ganun pa rin reactions talaga ni Sejun towards So-e#sejunsoe #Arabtofu pic.twitter.com/3LTJCKeN5L
— 🍀Åmârâ✨🌐 (@AmaraFG16) February 12, 2023
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