10 Korean celebrity couples who made their relationship official this year
A dozen Korean celebrity couples made their relationships official this year! Some of them were friends before lovers. Others were drama co-stars who fell in love on set before falling in real life. And there were a few musician couples and actor-model couples. Let's see which celebrity couples admitted to being romantically involved from January 1, 2016, to as late as today. Scroll down to reveal the full list!
1. JYJ’s Junsu and EXID’s Hani
JYJ’s Junsu and EXID’s Hani were the first celebrity couple of the year as per Dispatch tradition. When Dispatch reported their dating on January 1, their agencies were quick to confirm the news. Unfortunately, they have already split.
2. Lee Dong Hwi and Jung Ho Yeon
Answer Me 1988's Lee Dong Hwi and model Jung Ho Yeon confirmed dating in early January. According to sources, this made the Answer Me 1988 fans happy, because his character was the only boy in the series without his own loveline.
3. Namgoong Min and Jin Ah Reum
Thriller drama Remember's villain Namgoong Min and model Jin Ah Reum made their relationship official in February. They met through the short film, Light My Fire, which Namgoong Min produced and Jin Ah Reum starred. They started dating soon after and had been dating for seven months. We find it cute that they've been following each other on Instagram before the big news broke out!
4. Gu Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun
This is the couple who made us set so many #relationshipgoals this year. When Dispatch revealed Gu Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun on secret dates, fans couldn't get over how cute the Blood costars looked together in real life! According to the initial dating reports, Gu Hye Sun had moved to the same apartment complex as Ahn Jae Hyun's to be closer to him. Soon after the relationship news went viral, they got married!
5. Joo Sang Wook and Cha Ye Ryun
Glamorous Temptation costars Joo Sang Wook (Good Doctor, Birth of a Beauty) and Cha Ye Ryun confirmed dating after rumors spread about their golf date. The couple and other friends played golf the weekend after the drama had ended. Joo Sang Wook is a golf enthusiast, and his relationship with the beautiful actress has been an open secret among friends, sources revealed.
6. Oh Sang Jin and Kim So Young
My Love From Another Star's Oh Sang Jin and TV reporter Kim So Young were so discreet about their relationship that they have kept it a secret, even from their agencies, for a whole year. According to his agency, "They are in a serious relationship, but they do not have future plans together yet."
7. UEE and Lee Sang Yoon
UEE (Marriage Contract) and Lee Sang Yoon (Twenty Again) started dating soon after first meeting at Mnet Asian Music Awards 2015 in Hong Kong last December. They acknowledged the dating rumors in May. For this couple, it wasn't the reporters but the fans who had found about their relationship! Isn't that cute? Additionally, when Lee Sang Yoon was asked about a girlfriend during his fan meet before the dating news, he gave his fans an honest answer, saying, "I do (have a girlfriend)."
8. Kim Go Eun and Shin Ha Kyun
Cheese in the Trap's Kim Go Eun and Shin Ha Kyun (All About My Romance) admitted that they're romantically involved through their agency. Reports say they bonded over their skin scuba diving club, mutual acting careers and being in the same agency. They find time for dates despite busy schedules and, when they do, they eat good food and take walks together. Isn't that cute?
9. Lee Sang Woo and Kim So Yeon
Weekend drama Happy Home costars Lee Sang woo and Kim So Yeon became a couple after falling in love on the filming set. "Both Lee Sang Woo and Kim So Yeon are introverted and shy, but while their first impression might appear cold they are very warm and kind. They are well suited for one another," Sources from the drama team revealed. Though they take each other seriously, they're not thinking about marriage yet.
10. Wonder Girls’ Yeeun and 2AM’s Jinwoon
Wonder Girls' Yeeun and 2AM's Jinwoon make the latest star couple who acknowledged their relationship! Yeeun and Jinwoon's acknowledgement seems to excite the fans more than usual, because the fans have been wondering about their romance for a long time! According to sources, this musician couple has been dating for almost three years! They say they were able to stay undercover because they used to e in the same agency, and because they hung out with a group of people, never alone, during dates.
In addition to these 10 couples, EXO's Kai and f(x)'s Krystal acknowledged the dating rumors on April Fools Day. Also in spring, Chinese couple Wallace Huo and Ruby Lin confirmed that they're romantically involved. Not too long ago, My Girl's Lee Da Hae and Se7en said they're in love after a romantic getaway to Thailand.
And there are stars who revealed their relationship with a non-celebrity partner. Brown Eyed Girls' Narsha shared she's dating a fashion entrepreneur, her prospective husband. Today, reports say actor/singer Im Chang Jung has been dating a beautiful non-celebrity woman since May.
Lastly, though never acknowledged by the celebrity himself, it was found out that G-Dragon has been dating Japanese model Nana Komatsu when his private Instagram account got hacked and intimate photos of the two surfaced on the web.
Congratulations to all of the couples who found love this year! We wish all of them happiness and hope to see more of them in the future! If you're dying for more, here are the couples who admitted dating in 2015!
Which dating news surprised you the most? Tell us in the comments below!