14 Real-life K-drama love stories
Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and love is in the air. While K-dramas are filled with romance on the screen, it's even more satisfying when that romance translates off the screen. From the giddy new romance to the happily married veterans, let's take a look (in no particular order) at 14 real-life K-drama romances!
1. Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jung
When the international action star married the Boys over Flowers actress in August 2013, it was the celebrity event of the year. After the wedding, the couple moved in with Lee Byung Hun's mother. Awwww.
2. Lee Chun Hee and Jun Hye Jin
This couple met on the set of Smile, You in 2009 and married in 2011. The couple now has a baby daughter. What makes this romance even better is that Gong Yoo acted as the emcee at their wedding!
3. Yoona and Lee Seung Gi
This one is a pretty recent development. Fans of Gu Family Book's Lee Seung Gi and The Prime Minister and I's Yoona were thrilled to hear that the two had decided to become an official couple earlier this year.
4. Lee Bum Soo and Lee Yoon Jin
If Yoona wants to see an example of a strong celebrity couple, she needs look no further than her Prime Minister and I costar, Lee Bum Soo. He married his English tutor (who has also tutored Rain), and the two have a daughter together. In a wonderful show of friendship, he and Lee Byung Hun were emcees at each other's weddings.
5. Yoo In Na and Ji Hyun Woo
In what might be the most adorable celebrity dating announcement of all time, Ji Hyun Woo admitted that he had developed feelings for Yoo In Na at a fan meeting during the filming of Queen In Hyun's Man in 2012, and after filming ended, the two turned on-screen chemistry into real-life chemistry. While the couple faced breakup rumors due to Ji Hyun Woo's army service, Yoo In Na's representatives recently confirmed that the two are still going strong.
6. Eugene and Ki Tae Young
This loving K-drama pair met on the set of Creating Destiny in 2009 and tied the knot in 2011. The two are known for their sweet love gestures, like when Ki Tae Young proposed using a song he wrote himself.
7. Jang Dong Gun and Go So Young
The Gentleman's Dignity star first met his wife in 1999, when they filmed Love Wind Love Song together, but they didn't start dating until they reconnected almost a decade later. These two married in 2010 and are currently expecting their second child.
8. Rain and Kim Tae Hee
These two megastars made waves when they announced their relationship just over a year ago. While the Full House and My Princess actors have difficulty meeting in person due to their mutually chaotic schedules, the love songs on Rain's new album "Rain Effect" had fans speculating that Tae Hee might be his inspiration.
9. Han Hye Jin and Ki Sung Yong
The actress recently returned to K-dramas with SBS drama Kind Words after her marriage to soccer player Ki Sung Yong. She said that her new husband is her biggest fan and supporter.
10. Kim Bum and Moon Geun Young
When these two met during last year's drama Goddess of Fire, fans of the two knew it was only a matter of time before they got together in real life. They're too adorable together not to root for them as a pair!
11. Yoo Ji Tae and Kim Hyo Jin
The Oldboy actor first met the Mary Stayed out all Night actress when the two consistently worked together in photo shoots. They began dating in 2006 and married in 2011, five years to the day after they started dating. This couple, now expecting their first child, is known for their humanitarian activity, like when they donated a portion of their wedding gifts to World Vision Korea in order to help build schools in Myanmar.
12. Han Ga In and Yun Jung Hoon
K-drama's sexy Vampire Prosecutor and the lovely star of The Moon that Embraces the Sun originally met in 2003 on the set of Yellow Handkerchief. The two married in 2005. Although they have been the subject of many breakup rumors over the years, the two insist that they are still going strong and would like to have a baby soon.
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13. Jin Tae Hyun and Park Shi Eun
These two have been dating since they met during Pure Pumpkin Flower in 2010. In 2013, the two were cast in the same drama again, this time in MBC's Take My Hand.
14. Lee Bo Young and Ji Sung
Last, but certainly not least, are Lee Bo Young and Ji Sung. 2013 was a successful year for both the I Hear Your Voice star and her husband, star of Secret and Protect the Boss. The power couple ranked first and second in a 2013 poll for "Best Actors of the Year." The two first met in 2004 while filming Save the Last Dance for Me. They confirmed their relationship in 2007 and finally wed in September 2013.
Who is your favorite Korean celebrity couple? Are there any actors you wish would end up dating in real life? Comment below!
Vivi is an unapologetic Korean drama addict and blogger. She blogs with her K-drama best friend Coco at Kdrama Fighting! In her free time, she likes to bring her commentary to the DramaFever crowd.
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