Park Ji-yeon, better known as simply Jiyeon, is a South Korean singer and actress. She rose to prominence as a member of the girl group T-ara and for appearing on several television shows.
In May 2015, Lee Dong Gun and Park Ji-yeon first met when they were cast to star in the Korea-China collaborative film Encounter, where the two play a couple. Their film roles eventually turned in to real life roles, as they got to know each other while working together. They found similarities in their interests in music and acting, and revealed their relationship to the public just a month after they ha started dating.