One of the trending topics always being talked about on the web, more particularly with the Korean audience, is when your favorite Korean celebrity starts dating someone! In just a minute, everyone would voice out their reactions through the internet. If it is your favorite Korean actor and known for being single for a long time, and he’s impeccably gorgeous, your whole world just falls apart and it could leave you a broken heart. Ouch! Well, maybe that’s an exaggerated reaction from a die-hard fan.
Though not all are pleased and many are surprised hearing these kinds of news, most of them are still supportive. However, Korean celebrities don’t have as much freedom as the celebrities in Hollywood do. It seems that these celebrities’ careers are way too valuable and will likely be compromised once they get into a relationship. Tough, huh? So, when a Korean celebrity, especially the Hallyu stars, starts dating, it becomes an issue or worse, a huge controversy. They are often get caught dating even before they confirm it. Thanks to the paparazzi photos that spread out all over the internet before these celebrities even knew it.
In the past years, popular Korean celebrity couples have concluded their romance with marriage but some don’t – only a broken heart. Still, many popular couples have revealed their relationship in public and have shaken the whole internet with their romance! And controversies, as well. Want to know who they are? Don’t stop scrolling!
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Top 10 Celebrity Korean Couples in 2016
10. Kang Hye Jung and TABLO
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Many have known this couple as one of the inspiring couples in Korea. Actress Kang Hye Jung ang Epik High singer Tablo got married in 2009 while Kang Hye Jung was 3 months pregnant with their daughter. Though some issues came out regarding their relationship, the couple’s relationship could never been stronger and they have been happily married until today. Fans also witnessed their strong and happy marriage when they were broadcasted in the reality show, Return of Superman, together with their adorable daughter, Haru.
9. Won Bin and Lee Na Young
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If you’re truly a fan of the Korean entertainment industry, then you surely know about these two. Undeniably, Won Bin and Lee Na Young are some of the hottest celebrities in Korea and one of the hottest couples ever! It was confirmed that they were dating back in 2013. Well, actually at first they denied these rumors stating that it was just like brother-sister relationship. But then, eventually, they confirmed their relationship and in May last year, the couple concluded their relationship with marriage in a secret wedding. Well, isn’t that a happy ending story? Not quite actually. The couple’s marriage became a controversy when December last year, Lee Na Young gave birth to their first child – they had just been married for 7 months. A lot of speculations came out from the netizens saying that it was a shotgun wedding. Looks like a normal issue in Hollywood, doesn’t it? But in Korea, NO.
8. Ga In and Joon Ji Hoon
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Taking the 9th place is the couple Ga In and Joon Ji Hoon. When they confirmed their relationship, there had been jumbled reactions from the netizens. Everyone was like “Noooooo!”, “It should be Yoon Eun Hye and Ji Hoon!”, “Hoping for the best for them!”, “I don’t like Ga In for Ji Hoon!”. Quite shocking for the others because Ga In’s the member of the popular Korean group Brown Eyed Girls and Ji Hoon’s also one of the top celebrities in Korea. The couple’s still dating and actually had been into rumors recently regarding the release of some explicit photos in the web which were speculated to be them. However, both agencies of these celebrities strongly denied the accusation.
7. Lee Dong Gun and Jiyeon
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The 13-year gap is already an issue but these lovebirds are truly and madly in love and no one can stop them! Ji Yeon, 22, is a member of the popular Korean girl group T- Ara while actor Lee Dong Gun, 35, gained his popularity from various projects such as dramas and movies. The couple confirmed their relationship in July 2015. The two started their romance while filming for the Korean-Chinese production titled as “Encounter”.
The news about their relationship broke out when paparazzi photos were released throughout the internet where they were seen dating on a restaurant and were affectionate toward each other. After the photos were released, both parties gave out their statements confirming their relationship. Lee Dong Gun stated, “People will probably see our relationship with different perceptions, but what is clear is that I will not be shaken by other people’s words. I will protect her.” Earlier that month, Ji Yeon also shared her side through an interview saying, “Fans have always been a source of strength for me. Since we are in the early stages of our relationship, I would be thankful if people viewed us positively and I will work hard.”
6. Jo Jung Suk and Gummy
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One of the most amazing facts about Korean celebrities who are dating is how they are good at keeping their relationships in secret and Jo Jung Suk and Gummy’s been experts at this! It was just last year when their relationship was confirmed. However, it was more surprising when it was revealed that they actually have been dating for 2 years! And we can’t even get some traces or photos of these two together. Both agencies confirmed their relationship and hoped for the best to the couple.
Actor and singer Jo Jung Suk and singer Gummy sparked their romance through a mutual friend who introduced them to each other. The two grew even much closer because of their interest in music.
5. Taeyang and Min Hyo Rin
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If you’re a HUGE fan of BigBang (Like me!), you probably were shocked as well when you heard about Taeyang dating!
Last year, in June, Taeyang and Min Hyo Rin confirmed their relationship in public. Everyone was astounded about this news knowing that Taeyang is from the most popular male group in Korea, Big Bang. Taeyang as a singer, is also known with his breathtaking dance moves which had probably captured the actress’ heart. Min Hyo Rin actually appeared in one of Taeyang’s music video. However, on an interview, Min Hyo Rin admitted that they didn’t know each other until the filming of the video. She said that the filming gave them a chance to get to know each other better. How sweet! But, since keeping a relationship in the entertainment industry is quite difficult, the couple broke up for a while. But, eventually, got back together.
Recently, Taeyang and Min Hyo Rin were spotted together holding hands in spring this year. To keep their date discreet, the two were seen wearing face masks. Well, they didn’t seem to have successfully hide from the paparazzis! But still, it’s good to know that they are spending quality time with each other! Awww!
4. Kim Tae Hee and Rain
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Who wouldn’t know Rain and Kim Tae Hee? These top celebrities in Korea brought the web on fire when they confirmed they were dating!
It was back in 2013 when their relationship was revealed in public. Prior to the confirmation, Rain and Kim Tae Hee had secretly been dating for three months even when Rain was still in the military for his enlistment. After the photos of them dating were released, their agencies released a statement and confirmed their relationship. Through the years, the couple’s been into a roller coaster ride as there had been a lot of rumors about them breaking up. However, Rain and Kim Tae Hee denied the rumors and until today, their relationship’s never been better.
Kim Tae Hee and Rain first met on a commercial shoot in 2011. On an interview, Kim Tae Hee admitted that their first meeting was awkward and felt timid toward each other. But, since then, Rain would visit her and see her almost every day which could have led to their close friendship and eventually, as lovers.
3. Kai and Krystal
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Kai and Krystal surprised the netizens with their relationship in March just this year! The news came out on the 31st of March but if it came out the next day, April fool’s day, it could’ve been so much interesting. But, no, it didn’t. The news just left every EXO and FX fan a broken heart. Too bad!
Well, the “Kaistal” couple is one of the hottest items right now in the Korean entertainment industry. Knowing that they both are from the same agency, SM Entertainment, which is known for its very strict management with their talents (more particularly when it comes to getting into relationships), Kai and Krystal were able to pursue their friendship to the next level. Surprisingly, SM Entertainment released a statement and confirmed that the two were dating. Prior to the confirmation, the two were seen dating in Japan.
Kai and Krystal has actually known each other for a long time. They had worked together as trainees back in 2007. No wonder their friendship had grown into something much deeper. Congratulations Kai and Krystal!
2. Ahn Jae Hyun and Goo Hye Sun
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They must be the cutest couple now!
Ahn Jae Hyun and Goo Hye Sun definitely deserve our second spot! They both appeared in the 2015 Korean drama “Blood” as the lead characters. Many loved their on-screen love team but when they confirmed their relationship, fans and supporters couldn’t be happier! And they just can’t take their eyes off of them! Photos were released, again from the source Dispatch, of Ahn Jae Hyun and Goo Hye Sun dating which really proved their love for each other. They are too cute! Though many were surprised because the couple dated only for a year just right after the drama, then became engaged. However, many shared their greetings for the couple!
On an interview, Ahn Jae Hyun expressed his side regarding the issues going around. He said, “We are not in a situation that requires us to rush to get married. It’s just that I liked this girl so much that I couldn’t wait to live the newlywed life with her.” Isn’t he so romantic? The model and actor has also been expressive through his official account on Instagram. He even posted a video of his proposal to the actress and recently, their trip together in Japan. Their relationship seemed like a happy ending as they concluded their relationship with marriage. They got married on May 21, 2016 on a private wedding with their families and closest friends. What’s more inspiring about the couple is they opted to donate money to the Severance Hospital instead of spending it on a lavish wedding. Such a lovely couple!
1. Kim Woo Bin and SHin Min Ah
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And the first spot goes to the hottest couple this year – Kim Woo Bin and Shin Min Ah!
These Hallyu stars are really making the Korean entertainment burning hot! They seemed like the perfect couple because of their outstanding looks and successful careers. They are both endorsers of the clothing brand Giordano and it was just last year, February, when the couple sparked their romance. Their mutual friends also stated that they had gotten closer since their shoot in that month but they officially started their relationship in May last year. Then again, confirmation was not announced yet when their photos going out together, were released. According to sources, Kim Woo Bin seemed very caring toward his girlfriend, Shin Min Ah.
Rumors about marriage started whirling when the couple expressed their positive perspectives on marriage. On the other hand, speculations also started about them breaking up but the couple proved that the rumors were wrong. Recently, the couple was again spotted dating. And just last month, Shin Min Ah even sent a food truck on the set of Kim Woo Bin’s latest drama Uncontrollably Fond. Their closest friends said that the couple’s relationship have gotten much stronger. How sweet!
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Top 10 Celebrity Couples in South Korea in 2015
There are many real life celebrity couples in the Korean entertainment industry. This number has been growing and these real life star couples are publicly revealing their special persons and their relationship. Against this backdrop, The Korea Herald has summed up the top 10 celebrity couples that draw keen attention from fans Korea and other countries. So now let see this top 10 celebrity couples in South Korea
1.Lee Byung-hun & Lee Min-jung:
Actors Lee Byung-hun and Lee Min-jung are knotted together in August. Breaking up in 2006, but they reunited and have been together since last year. Lee Byung-hun is the first Asian to place his hand and footprint in the forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Actress Lee Min-jung gained her popularity from the drama “Boys Over Flowers” and she recently acted as a politician in the drama “All About My Romance”.
2.Han Hye-jin & Ki Sung-yueng:
Actress Han Hye-jin and Swansea City football player Ki Sung-yueng are engaged. This couple has been dating since earlier when they met each other on TV Show SBS “Healing Camp” as host and guest. Ki Sung-yueng is eight years younger than Han Hye-jin.
3.Seo Tai-ji & Lee Eun-sung:
This couple met each other first in 2008 when Lee Eun-sung appeared in a music video for Seo Tai-ji’s eight album, “Bermuda Triangle”. After remaining as friends for a year, they began dating in 2009. They are already living together with Seo’s parents. Seo Tai-ji is marrying Lee Eun-sung soon but no concrete plans for the wedding ceremony have been announced yet.
4.Baek Ji-young & Jung Suk-won:
Baek Ji-young recently married Jang Suk-won on 2nd, June after dating for more than 3 years. Jang Suk-won is nine years younger than Baek Ji-young. They’re expecting to have their first child in the coming fall.
Actor Shin Hyun-joon just tied the knot with a Korean-American woman 12 years his junior last month. According to Shin Hyun-joon, he ran into her wife on the street and fell in love with her at first sight.
Wonder Girls leader Sun-ye married Korean-Canadian missionary James Park in January. This couple met during a missionary trip to Haiti in 2011. After the wedding, Sun-ye moved to Canada where her husband’s family lives. She is expecting her first child soon.
7.Haha & Byul:
Haha and Byul joined hands in matrimony after an eight-month relationship. Originally friends, they gradually became closer through Haha’s consistent effort. The couple is expecting to have a child due to the summer.
Actress Jun Ji-hyun married an old friend in 2012. The couple was neighbors before officially dating. Her husband name is Choi Jun-hyuk. He is a banker whose grandmother is renowned hanbok designer Lee Young-hee.
9.Jung Jun-ho & Lee Ha-jung:
Actor Jung Jun-ho married Lee HA-jung in 2011. They met each other in 2010 when Lee Ha-jung interviewed Jung Jun-ho on the set of his drama, “Queen of Reversals”. Jung Jun-ho has been active in dramas such as “Iris” and “The Last Scandal of My Life”. He also organized “Love Food Car”, a volunteer organization which prepares free meals for the unprivileged.
10.Jang Dong-gun & Ko So-young:
Top star couple Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young tied the knot in 2010 after a two-year relationship. They have been friends since they met each other on the set of “Love Wind Love Song” in 1999. This couple already has a son, he is 4 year-old now.