Younger love for veteran starActor Baek Yoon-shik has been dating a reporter 30 years his junior.
After one local media outlet reported Baek’s romantic relationship yesterday, his agency confirmed it to Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily.
“As far as we know, he has been dating a reporter from a terrestrial channel who is 30 years younger than him since June last year, and they are serious about the relationship,” said an official at Baek’s agency, Namoo Actors.
The initial report said that Baek, 66, and the reporter were spotted together at a VIP screening of “The Face Reader” earlier this month. The reporter and Baek, who has a supporting role in the recently released hit, were spotted together with other actors and the crew enjoying drinks after the screening. He even drove her home afterward.
The relationship is reportedly not a secret to the people around them. The actor’s son, Baek Do-bin, and his wife, Jung Si-ah, are said to know about the relationship and support the couple.
The couple met through acquaintances back in June last year. The reporter, who enjoys watching movies, started talking to the veteran actor and shared her thoughts about them.
By Lee Sun-min