On January 7, Ahreum shared a photo with her boyfriend on Instagram. In the caption, she wrote, "After we met in 2017, there were many troubles and also obstacles in my life. Thank you so much for being an encouragement, getting mad for me, and supporting to the very end when I didn't have anywhere to lean on during filming. I'll work hard and become a woman who can be a happiness to you. Thank you for being born."
A day later, Ahreum shared thoughts on the dating news making headlines. Once again via Instagram, she stated, "It's just love like no other but thank you for giving such great attention and publishing articles. Oppa and I were both startled but it was also a time where I was feeling a bit worried about getting forgotten after the end of 'The Unit'. I'm just grateful that there were many wonderful articles (about me and Lee Seung Jae). We will continue our relationship with good intentions."
Lee Seung Jae also shared on Instagram, "I was surprised because I unintentionally topped real-time search. We are in a relationship with good intentions. Thank you for your attention. I will greet everyone again soon as an amazing rookie actor. P.S. I apologize to the Lee Seung Jae of the same name. I think I might've unintentionally caused harm.."
Congrats to the couple!