Lee Min Ho’s agency released a statement today denying rumors of his recent break up with a woman he reportedly dated for six months.

His agency said, “The break up is not true. They (local media) misquoted his joke and took it out of context. During the cited interview, Lee Min Ho’s close friend joked about Lee Min Ho’s dating rumors. Neither the dating nor break up part is true. Lee Min Ho is just good friends with the woman referred to in the interview.”

It added, “They met a couple times after meeting through a mutual friend. But it was never serious dating. ‘Date’ would be the wrong word to describe their relationship.”

Earlier today, Ilkan Sports reported that Lee Min Ho had recently split up with a college student a year younger than him. It said Lee Min Ho dated this woman for six months, right after MBC drama “Personal Taste” ended last year.

He was quoted as saying, “After ‘Personal Taste,’ I had some free time. And one day, while having lunch I met this girl who was not in the entertainment industry, and for some reason, I got really nervous. So I started dating her without even telling my agency. But after six months of dating, we broke up due to personal differences.”

Lee Min Ho finished his latest drama SBS “City Hunter” last month. Following the drama, he’s mainly been focusing on modeling. He’s flying to Australia for another photo shoot on August 8th.