Actor Park Min-young rumored to be dating wealthy entrepreneur


Actor Park Min-young is rumored to be dating a wealthy entrepreneur named Kang Jong-hyun.

According to local media outlet Dispatch on Thursday, Park is dating Kang, who is four years her senior.

The report highlighted Kang’s wealth. Kang is said to own a high-end apartment complex in Hannam-dong in central Seoul and multiple supercars. He is also known to be a superstar among nightclub owners and said to spend 100 million won per night in the clubs of Gangnam District, southern Seoul.

Dispatch said that Kang was able to accumulate his wealth because he is a major shareholder of Bithumb Holdings, which runs the Bithumb crypto exchange.

The report also said Kang claims he has ties to Kosdaq -listed companies Vidente and Bucket Studio and Kospi -listed Inbiogen. Dispatch reported that Kang hands out business cards which list him as the chairman, however, the official head of the companies is Kang’s younger sister, Kang Ji-yeon.

Kang issued a statement Thursday saying he is not the chairman of the aforementioned companies.

Park’s agency, Hook Entertainment, has not given a clear statement related to the matter.

“Park is filming [the drama series] so we’re still checking the facts,” it said. “We’d appreciate your understanding that we cannot give a prompt response to the matter.”

Park debuted as a model in a SK Telecom commercial in 2005. She rose to stardom through historical coming-of-age drama series “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” (2010) on KBS2 and starred in a number of hit television series such as “City Hunter” (2011) on SBS, “Healer” (2014-15) on KBS2, “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim” (2018), “Her Private Life” (2019) on tvN and “Forecasting Love and Weather” (2022) on JTBC.

She is currently starring in tvN drama series “Love in Contract” with her co-stars Go Kyung-pyo and Kim Jae-young. The series revolves around a woman who earns money by pretending to be the spouse of single men who need partners.