Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook has put a period on their long-running love line.
On April 20, 2022, the two Running Man members made an appearance on KBS2‘s Problem Child In House. The episode marked Kim Jong Kook’s first episode as the show’s newest MC, with actress Song Ji Hyo appearing as a guest.
On this day, Song Ji Hyo complimented Kim Jong Kook, saying he was “really like family.” She also stated that Kim Jong Kook often nagged, but it was because he cared.
When MC Song Eun Yi questioned the two members’ relationship, Song Ji Hyo cooly turned and asked Kim Jong Kook, “Was there ever a time I made your heart flutter?” to which Kim Jong Kook answered, “Umm… make my heart flutter?” However, much to many shippers’ dismay, Jongkook clarified that the two were like family.
The actress agreed, “We really are like family. I can tell him anything, even if he doesn’t want to hear it,” causing laughter.
Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo have been appearing on Running Man together for twelve years. The two are often teased on the show that they like each other despite both members denying all dating allegations.