Korean heartthrob Lee Seung-gi recently confirmed that he is dating actress Lee Da-in , the daughter of veteran actress Kyung Mi-ri. But some of his fans were not happy to hear the news. They believe that his relationship with Da-in – whose stepfather, businessman Lee Hong-heon, was put behind bars for three years for manipulating stock prices – may tarnish his “wholesome” image. That image stems from Seung-gi being one of the few scandal-free stars , beloved of people of all generations for his wholesomeness. Kim Tae-hee and Rain: the richest Korean celebrities in real estate? To express their dissatisfaction, on May 28, fans parked a truck near Lee Seung-gi’s house in northeastern Seoul, carrying a message that read: “It is OK that you didn’t know. But now you should know. They made so many people victims.” The message then urged him to “make a quick decision” before “ruining” his 17-year career. 5 things to know about Samsung heir Lee Boo-jin Rumours of a relationship surfaced on May 24, when a local media outlet reported that Seung-gi, 34, and Da-in, 28, were in a relationship after growing close through their mutual hobby, golf. Both of them later said that the report was true. “But please refrain from speculating,” Seung-gi’s new management company, Human Made said in a statement, presumably referring to a rumour that the couple was planning to get married. This announcement was news in itself as previously there had been speculation that he had left his former agency, Hook Entertainment, intending to set up his own agency . That proved to not be the case and he has instead joined Human Made. Da-in’s stepfather, Hong-heon, released on parole in 2014, was accused of stock price manipulation in another case in 2016. This time he was sentenced to four years in prison by a district court, but was then exonerated by an appellate court. Lee Da-in is the sister of actress Lee Yu-bi. Together the Lee sisters make up a celebrity family, with both their biological parents actors too. Their true father is Im Yeong-gyu, while their mother is Kyung Mi-ri, an actress and singer who is also popular for her cosmetic brand. Not just Seo Ye-ji: 7 more stars ‘cancelled’ after facing scandals More surprisingly, Seung-gi once starred in the drama Gu Family Book with Yu-bi. In the drama, Seung-gi played the lead Choi Kang-chi while Yu-bi portrayed his first love – though there was no happy ending, as the character played by CF Queen Bae Suzy was ultimately the one that Choi chose. Seung-gi debuted as a singer in 2004 and found fame with the hit, Because You’re My Woman (2004). He also starred in a number of popular TV series, such as My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (2010) and Vagabond (2019). Crash Landing star Son Ye-jin’s phenomenal 2021 so far Da-in made her acting debut in 2014 and has been featured in series such as Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016), My Golden Life (2017) and Alice (2020). This article originally appeared in the Korea Times . Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .