Footballer Lee Kang-in, actor Lee Na-eun 'may be' dating, report says

Footballer Lee Kang-in, left, and singer and actor Lee Na-eun [YONHAP, NEWS1]

Footballer Lee Kang-in and actor Lee Na-eun, also known as the now-disbanded girl group April's Naeun, may be dating, a media outlet said Tuesday.

The two were spotted together "several times" in the April singer's car and house after she visited the national football team's accommodation, a report by Korean news outlet The Fact said.

Lee Na-eun visited the national team's accommodation in Yeouido in western Seoul and met Lee Kang-in in her car on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15, the outlet said.

The two also met at the singer's house and spent time after the second game of the 2026 World Cup Asian qualifiers, according to the report.

Lee Na-eun's agency denied that they are dating, while the footballer's agency refused to comment.

"The two are just acquaintances," Lee Na-eun's agency Namoo Actors told reporters.

The actor only visited the footballer to get tickets to a match, the agency said.

Lee Na-eun debuted in 2015 as a member of girl group April under DSP Media. She has been active as an actor and is known for roles in the web series "A-Teen" (2018–19) and "Extraordinary You" (2019).

The group disbanded in January 2022 after its members faced allegations they bullied another member of the group.

Lee Na-eun signed an exclusive contract with Namoo Actors in June 2022 and is set to return to screens with the upcoming SBS series "Flex X Cop" on Jan. 26.

Lee Kang-in is a professional footballer playing for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. He is also a regular pick at the national team.