Rumors of IU and Lee Jun Ki dating fuels fans to ship them

New dating rumors surrounding IU and Lee Jun Ki have sprung up, and fans are loving it.

Rumors of Lee Jun Ki and IU dating have increased after their appearances on SBS‘s “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo”; however, Lee Jun Ki’s agency, Namoo Actors, have strongly denied the rumors.

On January 24, an insider of Namoo Actors revealed to Star News that they “thought it would be unnecessary to address the relationship rumors between IU and Lee Jun Ki, but fans have been posting comments on Lee Jun Ki’s SNS account urging him to date each other.”

They further explained why they think these rumors began in the first place and asked fans to see the two stars’ relationship as a simple, co-star relationship.

“Lee Jun Ki and IU showed great chemistry in the SBS drama, ‘Moon Lovers’, but they are just close coworkers, so please do not misunderstand. I think people are misunderstanding because of their great chemistry in the drama. Lee Jun Ki is naturally very friendly with other co-stars, and he takes care of them. IU is simply a co-star.”

—Namoo Actors

Other instances that made fans suspect the two stars for dating were when they were spotted supporting each other on their individual concerts in Taiwan and the comments made by Lee Hwi Jae, at the 2016 SBS Drama Awards.

Lee Hwi Jae presented IU and Lee Jun Ki the “Best Couple Award” and jokingly asked, “Are you two dating? Seems suspicious…” which may have also added fuel to these rumors.

It also didn’t help calm the rumors between Lee Jun Ki and IU with the news of IU and Jang Kiha‘s break-up on January 23.

Source: Star News