Jessica and Taecyeon have been spotted hanging out near a movie theater in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul.
If confirmed, the Jessica-Taecyeon coupling would make for the second high-profile celebrity couple in as many days. Actress Shin Se-kyung and Jonghyun, a member of the boy band SHINee, confirmed their romantic relationships on Wednesday.
Jessica, 22, is currently shuttling between Korea and Japan to help expand the fan base of Girls’ Generation, whose popularity has been soaring in recent months across the East Sea. 2PM is equally popular here, though its activities are largely limited to the Korean market.
The secret dates of Jessica and Taecyeon hit the local rumor mill Thursday thanks to a detailed account in an online message posted by an anonymous staff member of the cinema where the two allegedly spent time together.
The mysterious informant’s account is corroborated by the staff member, who suggested the romantic relationship between Shin and Jonghyun in an earlier online posting on Oct. 14.
As for the snowballing speculation, SM Entertainment, which represents Girls’ Generation and JYP, 2PM’s agency, told The Korea Herald on Thursday that the rumor is not true and two stars are not in an intimate relationship.