Hongki first said, "Park Shin Hye and I are friends. We also share concerns about boys/girls." He continued, "We were both child actors, so we've seen each other since we were little. Sometimes we joke around and say, 'You buy food this time!'"
When asked if he receives dating advice from Park Shin Hye, Hongki responded, "Park Shin Hye doesn't actually have much experience in dating. So she talks to me from a women's point of view. She's more mature [than me]. She also maturely responds to my life concerns."