In an Interview with OSEN on November 7, Hong Jong Hyun was asked, "How are you doing with Nana after the dating rumor scandal?" The actor responded, "We talk sometimes and get along." At the time of the scandal, both parties had explained that because they were both models and had a lot in common, they are good friends.
Hong Jong Hyun was also asked about his future dating plans, to which he replied, "I don't have any plans. Love comes unexpectedly."
When asked about his role in 'Scarlet Heart: Ryeo' where he had no love interest, he explained, "I did wish I had a love interest. I wondered how Prince Yo's romance would play out, but as the story of fighting to become an emperor came about, I didn't have those thoughts."