Kim Jong Kook has been involved in several love lines while in Running Man, with his most famous ones being with Song Ji Hyo and Hong Jin Young.
Despite him constantly stating that he’s not dating either of them, he still gets teased often about these love lines. During an episode of My Little Old Boy, Haha and Yang Se Chan visited Kim Jong Kook’s home. While they were there, they had a conversation regarding these rumors, and Yang Se Chan said that Kim Jong Kook would make a nice couple with Hong Jin Young.
Kim Jong Kook then complimented Hong Jin Young, saying that she has a great personality.
However, Haha believed that Kim Jong Kook would look better with Song Ji Hyo.
Kim Jong Kook then talked about how he considers Song Ji Hyo more like family, and that people often mistake that they’re dating due to their close relationship.
Haha then decided to ask Kim Jong Kook to choose between Song Ji Hyo and Hong Jin Young.
While Kim Jong Kook hesitated at first, he said that if he had to choose one of the two, he would choose Hong Jin Young.