Reel to real: 5 K-drama couples that found love on set
Who here has found themselves gushing over a K-drama loveteam, wishing that they would continue off-screen and just date already in real life?
These South Korean actors may have been acting as each others' love interests, but because of their undeniable chemistry, they took their relationships beyond the television. To celebrate Valentine's day, we have listed some of the most memorable pairs who have fallen in love on set. Check it out below.
Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin
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RiRi, BinJin or whatever ship name you please, it doesn’t matter because Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin are officially together!
It was around 2017 when we first heard about the pairing; Hyun Bin and Ye Jin were set to star in a film called The Negotiation (2018). Dating rumors started to begin when the two were spotted grocery shopping together in the United States in early 2019 but their agencies claimed that the trip was purely coincidental and that they hung out with other acquaintances.
But in January 2021, it was finally announced that Hyun Bin and Ye Jin are dating. Reports say they started going out after wrapping Crash Landing on You sometime in March 2020.
Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung
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We instantly fell in love with Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung when they starred as childhood friends-turned-college lovers in the drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, and hearing the news that the two have fallen deeply in love off-screen is like music to the ears to fans. Unfortunately, the couple split in August 2017, just four months after they officially dated.
Lee Dong Gun and Jo Yoon Hee
When the finale of The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop aired in 2017, stars Lee Dong Gun and Jo Yoon Hee have revealed they have been dating in real-life. On That same year, the pair had filed marriage papers, announced a pregnancy, and have given birth to a baby girl.
Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young
The on-screen love affair of Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young in the K-drama City Hunter was too passionate that it made fans suspect it was something more. True enough, the pair admitted that they were in a relationship after their drama was aired.
Sadly, after five months as a couple, they called it quits. Their agencies shared that the cause of split is their conflicting schedules and pressure made by paparazzi.
Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo
Ah, the SongSong couple! News about Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki’s marriage in 2017 surprised fans all over the world, after all the speculations of the co-stars dating.
After the airing of Descendants of the Sun, SongSong was spotted together in New York, the US and Bali, Indoniesia. However, the relationship was denied by their agencies. But soon after, the couple announced a surprise engagement in July 2017. Three months later, they tied the knot at The Shilla hotel in Seoul.
But, much to the fans’ dismay, Joong Ki filed for divorce in June 2019. Hye Kyo’s camp cited differences in personality as the main reason for the split. The court approved the couple's divorce a few weeks later.