Popular actress Park Si-yeon and model-turned-actor Philip Lee denied Thursday a report that they have been dating.
A local sports daily reported that the two have been dating for about four months after becoming friends when they were cast together in a KBS2 TV drama in May.
However, officials from their agencies denied the report, saying that the actors are just friends.
``We have said it's not true. They have not developed a romantic relationship, though they are close,'' said an official from the agency representing Lee.
``They have been getting together often, but they are not dating,'' an official from the agency representing Park said.
Lee rose to stardom after playing Cheoro on MBC TV's ``Taewangsasinggi'' (The Four Guardian Gods of the King) in 2008.
Park, a runner-up at the 2000 Miss Korea pageant, has appeared in a number of TV dramas and movies, including ``Marine Boy,'' and ``Dachimawa Lee.''