Love is in the air for these Korean celebrities! When you’re a Korean star, your dating life becomes public fascination. So if you’re still reeling from the Song-Song couple split earlier this year, these Korean celeb couples may give you a bit of hope. Check out the Hallyu stars who are dating in 2019:
The leader of girl group TWICE and ex-member of boyband Wanna One are officially a couple! Both of their agencies have confirmed reports that they have been dating since the beginning of the year, saying, “They are currently meeting with interest in each other.”
The 22-year-old singers were spotted on a date in Hannam, Seoul, on August 1, when Jihyo drove to Kang Daniel’s home in her personal car. They were reportedly introduced to each other by veteran K-pop singer and actor Im Seulong.
On August 5, Kang Daniel posted a lengthy letter to his fans, thanking them for staying by his side all these years and apologising for the “sudden news” although he didn’t mention Jihyo or his dating life specifically. He wrote, “I’ve received so much from fans and I feel grateful. I’ll try to return more than that in the future. Tomorrow, I’ll become Kang Daniel who is better than today.”
Photo: @twicetagram and TPG News
Oh Chang Suk And Lee Chae Eun
In July 2019, the 37-year-old actor and 24-year-old model revealed that they are a real life couple after appearing on Taste of Love 2, a Korean romance reality TV show, where single celebrities are set up on blind dates with a partner who fits their ideal type.
They confirmed the news at a baseball game where they were first pitcher and batter. Before throwing the first pitch, Chang Suk said, “Lee Chae Eun and I have started dating”, to the surprise of everyone.
The MC clarified, “Do you mean in real life, or on broadcast?”, to which Oh Chang Suk replied with confidence,”We have decided to date officially.”
Kangnam And Lee Sang Hwa
The Korean-Japanese singer and television personality, 32, is now dating Korean speed skater Sang Hwa. The pair got to know each other on the set of SBS variety show “Law of the Jungle in Last Indian Ocean”, where they eventually started dating, confirms his agency.
Photos: @kangkangnam & @sanghwazz/Instagram
Hyejeong And Ryu Ui Hyun
The lead stars of romantic web drama series “Is Lovesickness Refundable?” have apparently been dating for about five months (or since December 2018). “They got to know each other while filming for their drama in December and have been seeing each other with positive feelings since early this year,” shares the actress’s agency, FNC Entertainment.
Photos: @ui_instagram & @dongdong810/Instagram
Lee Kwang Soo and Lee Sun-bin
The 33-year-old Running Man actor and the 24-year-old actress revealed on December 31, 2018, that they have been dating for five months. The pair first met on the set of Running Man back in 2016, which is when they started developing feelings for each other.
Hyun Woo and Pyo Ye Jin
Former co-stars Hyin Woo and Pyo Ye Jin have confirmed that they are dating. The couple released a statement through their agencies. According to reports by news outlet, OSEN, the couple have been dating for three months.
G-Dragon and his label, YG Entertainment, are usually quick to dismiss dating rumours so when they kept mum about the latest rumour regarding GD and Lee Joo-Yeon, fan’s tongues starting wagging.
The two were spotted going on fun vacations together to Jeju and Hawaii.
MBLAQ's G.O And Choi Ye Seul
MBLAQ’s G.O confirmed in an Instagram post in 2018 that he and actress Choi Ye Seul had started dating. The touching caption revealed that G.O has found it incredibly difficult to find someone who accepted him for who he was in the Korean entertainment industry but, after about 10 years in the industry, he’s managed to find love in Ye Seul. In January 2019, the pair announced that they’ve decided to move in to live together, after seeking permission from their parents.
In July 2019, they announced on Youtube that they’ve decided to officially tie the knot! It will be a small wedding ceremony in late September with family and close friends. Check out the video announcement below:
Jung So Min And Lee Joon
These co-stars met on the set of their show, Father Is Strange and romantically fell in love. According to their agency, Jellyfish Entertainment, the couple have been dating since October 2017 but have only decided to reveal their relationship in 2018.
Both K-drama actors confirmed their relationship via their agencies in March 2018, although the couple is said to have been dating since 2017. The rumour was sparked when videos were released of the pair on an overseas trip together as well as at a national park.
Han Areum and Lee Seung Jae
The former T-ara member took to Instagram to confirm that she’s dating actor Lee Seung Jae. She accompanied the photos with a sweet caption: “We met in 2017 with many rough times, and I also experienced a major life crisis. I didn’t have anywhere to lean on while filming, and although it was rough, thank you so much for giving me strength, getting angry for me, and being by my side eventually to the end.”
Minhwan and Yulhee
After confirming that they’re in a relationship back in Sep 2017, the couple got married a year later in October 2018. They’re now proud parents to a son, Jaeyul.
Although their agency Cube Entertainment denied it at first, the two Triple H members later admitted that they’ve been dating for two years. They have since been let go from their label after the relationship was confirmed.