It’s well-known that Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jong Kook are good friends. That’s why when Cha Tae Hyun jokingly speculated that Kim Jong Kook has a girlfriend in America, the comment had some weight to it.
In a recent interview with KBS’s Entertainment Weekly, Kim Jong Kook was asked about Cha Tae Hyun’s comments. He responded lightheartedly and jokingly, calling Cha Tae Hyun a Dol+I, or an idiot.
Entertainment Weekly: Do you really have a girlfriend in America aㄴ Cha Tae Hyun speculated?
Kim Jong Kook: I’m not sure if I should say this but, Cha Tae Hyun is a bit of a Dol+I.
He went on to talk about related Cha Tae Hyun “speculation” anecdotes and made everyone laugh.
“Out of nowhere, he was saying, “You know why Jong Kook went to the States with his mom? He has his children over there.” In this scenarios, I had kids! Because we are such good friends, people are starting to believe his stories.
I think I’ll have to sue him sometime soon.”
— Kim Jong Kook
The interview went onto joke about a hypothetical situation where Kim Jong Kook was dating someone.
Entertainment Weekly: If you were dating someone, would you date publicly or in secret?
Kim Jong Kook: I personally think that an unofficial relationship is better until you are sure of marriage. I’ve always been like this. Even when I had a girlfriend, I’d say I don’t.
Entertainment Weekly: Oh, so you are saying that you have a girlfriend now but you are just denying it.
Kim Jong Kook: I wouldn’t tell you.
Entertainment Weekly: In America?
Kim Jong Kook: No, no, no not in America.