The Korean entertainment scene saw the birth of a new couple yesterday, after actor Lee Joon Gi confirmed that he is dating actress Jeon Hye Bin. But it’s not uncommon for K-actors to be dating their fellow celebrities. Over the years, numerous actors and actresses have tied the knot to their industry colleagues, from Lee Min Jung and Lee Byung Hun, to the recent marriage of Kim Tae Hee and Rain.
And we can see why – they spend most of their time with people in the industry, and sometimes, it takes a celebrity to understand another, especially when it comes to reaching a compromise due to their hectic schedules or relating to similar problems and challenges.
Which is why, over the years, a handful of K-actors have admitted to be dating their fellow celebs. Here are those who have been revealed to be in a relationship.
Lee Joon Gi and Jeon Hye Bin
Although Lee Joon Gi and Jeon Hye Bin have been rumoured to be dating since 2015, it wasn’t until two days ago when Korean media outlet Dispatch released photos of them out on a date that they finally commented on their relationship status. Their agency, Namoo Actors, confirmed that the two were indeed in a relationship. However, the agency claimed that the pair only started dating in 2016.
Images: Alexander Ow/CLEO, Jeon Hye Bin’s Instagram
Hyun Bin and Kang Sora
When news broke that the actor and actress were dating, Hyun Bin’s agency claimed that they had only been dating for a few days then (although Sora’s agency said it was half a month). But it seems their relationship is still going on strong. However, Hyun Bin clarified that he went public with the relationship not because he wanted to reveal his private life, but because it was the truth.
Images: TPG/Click Photos, Kang Sora’s Instagram
Suzy and Lee Minho
These two had fans green with envy when they confirmed they were dating. After all, they are two of the top actors in South Korea! Although there were rumours of them breaking up last year, both camps refuted the claims. Recently, reports have it that they threw a party to commemorate their second anniversary. However, Suzy’s agency, JYP Entertainment, declined to comment.
Kim Woo Bin and Shin Min Ah
Another couple that made fans envious, Kim Woo Bin and Shin Min Ah were first confirmed to be dating in 2015. Although they are not as public about their relationship compared to other celebrities, the two proved they were a sweet couple after Min Ah arranged a buffet for the cast and crew of Woo Bin’s drama, Uncontrollably Fond last year. Awww…
Images: Shin Minah’s Instagram, Hidayah Idris/CLEO
Honey Lee And Yoon Kye Sang
Interestingly, the couple started dating only after rumours of them dating broke out. In January 2013, Korean media outlets reported that the pair was dating after they went to Bali on the same day, but they denied it and claimed they went with their respective families. However, the scandal brought them closer and they soon started dating.
Jung Kyung Ho and Sooyoung
The actor and the Girls’ Generation member have reportedly been dating since 2012. However, when news broke out three years ago, both their agencies claimed they only started dating in 2013. They’ve been low-key about their relationship, and only briefly addressed their status recently.
Images: TPG/Click Photos, Sooyoung’s Instagram
Jo Jung Seok and Gummy
Actor Jo Jung Seok and singer Gummy confirmed their relationship in 2015, and have proved themselves to be #couplegoals on numerous occasions. On a reality TV show, Gummy was seen speaking to Jung Seok on the phone in a soft, aegyo-filled tone. The actor said in a previous interview that Gummy doesn’t get jealous over his love scenes, as she understands that it’s just acting.
Images: TPG/Click Photos