Kim Jong-kook: More Dating Rumors
Making his debut as a singer with the boy-group Turbo in 1995, Kim Jong-kook (born April 25, 1976) became the most popular idol of that time. The duo disbanded in 2000, giving his the opportunity to start a solo career. Kim Jong-kook’s fame became worldwide after he took a role as one of the main cast in SBS’s variety show Running Man.
As part of the permanent cast, sometimes he gets paired with a female guest or female cast member for certain challenges or episodes. As a result, Kim Jong-kook is always being said to have great chemistry with one or another of those partners. He could even be called an ‘Ahjussi’. His handsome sexiness can’t be denied, so people love to match him with some gorgeous South Korean female celebrities.
In this article, we will discuss his interesting love-line with Song Ji-hyo and the truth of Kim Jong-kook’s real love life.
Dating Rumors with Actress Song Ji-hyo
The main cast of Running Man are like family, so it’s not surprising if dating rumors spread among them. A few months ago, Running Man members were curious about whether Song Ji-hyo, a South Korean actress, and Kim Jong-kook had a special relationship.
Their curiosity showed when they were discussing the video material for Running Man’s caution statement about the age warning. Kim Jong-kook and Song Ji-hyo looked very cooperative, defending each other ideas.
In the previous episode, HaHa asked if Kim Jong-kook and Song Ji-hyo ever had a relationship in the past. Ji Suk-jin, who didn’t believe it, bet all of his money that they weren’t going together. Watching this relationship developing, Ji Suk-jin started to worry he might lose his bet.
Many people said that this was a relationship being created by the Production Director (PD) to boost Running Man‘s ratings, but the PD, Jung Chul-min, said it was true that they were going out, but the show’s staff never asked them to make a fake love story. “If there was something suspicious, we just wanted to record the member’s reaction,” said the PD. We can conclude that their closeness is real, but they’re not confirmed to be dating and are just ordinary close friends.