Gong Yoo‘s agency Management SOOP has promptly denied the sudden rumors involving the actor and American pop star, Taylor Swift.
On November 26, Gong Yoo’s label shared on their official website that the actor’s ongoing “dating rumors with Taylor Swift are groundless. They are just rumors.” The agency also revealed in their official statement that the actor “has not travelled internationally recently” due to his busy schedule with his upcoming series, The Silent Sea—further squashing the baseless rumors.
Management SOOP’s response came less than 24 hours following the sudden dating rumors involving Gong Yoo and Taylor Swift. It all began when DeuxMoi, a New York based anonymous gossip account, posted a photo with a tip that alleged that Taylor Swift grabbed lunch with Descendants of the Sun actor, Jin Goo. However, the error was later “corrected,” as DeuxMoi shared it was actually Gong Yoo that Taylor Swift supposedly dined with.
And while the original rumors began as a potential project collaboration between the two, it quickly turned into abrupt dating rumors due to the alleged “coziness” between Gong Yoo and Taylor Swift—despite the singer’s ongoing 5 year relationship with actor, Joe Alwyn.
As the rumors took over the internet like wildfire, Taylor Swift’s current relationship status didn’t seem to matter to different media sites. Dozens of headlines began to pop up online regarding Gong Yoo’s alleged “lunch date” with the American singer.
What originally began as a potential collaboration rumor between Gong Yoo and Taylor Swift abruptly turned into a gossip tornado that spiraled out of control—and all it took was one photo by DeuxMoi.
And Management SOOP was absolutely done with it all. Not only were the dating rumors squashed, but it looks like a potential Gong Yoo feature in a Taylor Swift music video is also not happening. After wreaking absolute havoc online, the anonymous netizen responsible for the DeuxMoi tip has a whole lot of explaining to do.
In related news, Gong Yoo’s upcoming series The Silent Sea is set to make its grand premiere on Netflix, creating excitement in the K-Drama sphere. The series has a star studded cast, including Bae Doo Na, Lee Joon, Squid Game‘s Heo Sung Tae, and more. The highly anticipated sci-fi thriller will mark the Gong Yoo’s first small screen return since his 2016 work, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, adding onto the overall anticipation for the K-Drama.
The Silent Sea will be premiering its first episode on December 24, 2021 and it will only be available on Netflix. In the meantime, check out the trailer down below.