A media outlet reported that the onscreen couple have been dating for the past four months after getting close while filming their KBS 2TV drama 'Shark'. The two are also currently filming their upcoming film, 'The Pirates', further fueling the rumors about the two growing close on set.
However, both sides came forward to put the rumors to rest as Son Ye Jin's agency MSTeam Entertainment stated on behalf of the actress, "It is totally not true... It doesn't really make any sense. It seems there was a misunderstanding upon seeing them getting along on friendly terms on set but it is a false report... The story that they were seen meeting near Samsungdong doesn't make sense. Son Ye Jin is currently busy promoting and filming her movie."
Kim Nam Gil's agency Star J Entertainment also denied the speculations commenting, "The dating rumors with Son Ye Jin are not true... Although it's true that the two of them are close with each other after working together for their drama and now film, there is nothing more to their relationship... They are close as colleagues, but they are not dating."