Some K-dramas fans may be startled to hear that some of their favorite on-screen couples have actually dated or married.
Fans may wonder if the obvious connection, sensual kisses, and romance seen in popular K-dramas are all for the cameras. In reality, filming kissing scenes, emotional moments, and romance for hours on end with a co-star may make the heart flutter in real life.
Fans of K-dramas and Korean society, in general, are aware that when two celebrities are dating, their relationship is usually kept under wraps and their relationship is rarely made public. As a result, some viewers may be astonished to learn that the prominent couples in popular dramas actually dated in real life. These on-screen lovers have dated off-screen and are now married in certain circumstances.
10: Ji Sung & Lee Bo-Young (Save The Last Dance For Me)
Ji Sung and Lee Bo-Young portrayed Kang Hyun-Woo and Yoon Soo-Jin, respectively, in the 2004 drama Save the Last Dance For Me. Soo-Jin, played by Bo-Young, is Hyun-soon-to-be Woo’s fiancée, but her heart is taken by the main female character.
In the drama, Soo-Jin and Hyun-Woo do not end up together, but the real-life actors do. In 2007, Ji Sung and Bo-Young confirmed their love, which was followed by their engagement in 2013. On September 27, 2013, the couple married, and their first child was born in 2015. They are still married, and their second kid was born in 2019.
9: Ahn Jae-Hyun & Goo Hye-Sun (Blood)
There are a few popular K-dramas about vampires, with Blood from 2015 being one of the most well-known. The story revolves around a gifted doctor who hides his vampire identity but falls in love with another doctor. Park Ji-Sang is played by Ahn Jae-Hyun, and Lee Jae-Wook, his love interest, is played by Ku Hye-Sun.
After the show’s launch, the on-screen couple disclosed that they had been dating for a year. The two actors married in a private ceremony in 2016. Only a year later, in 2019, it was stated that the two were divorcing and that the separation was a surprise to Hye-Sun, according to scmp.com.
8: Lee Min-Ho & Park Min-Young (City Hunter)
Lee Min-Ho and Park Min-Youn are two of the most well-known K-drama performers in the industry. Min-Young is well known for her parts in a few of K-dramas about “falling in love with the boss.” Min-Ho is known for his roles in the films Heirs and The King: Eternal Monarch.
Both actors starred in City Hunter, a 2011 action/romance drama. While on filming, the actors developed a love for one another, and they decided to pursue a relationship after the show concluded. But, according to Soompi, the pair split up a year later owing to scheduling conflicts.
7: Kim-Bum & Moon Geun-Young (Goddess Of Fire)
Goddess Of Fire is a historical K-romance starring Kim-Bum and Moon Geun-Young that was released in 2013. During the Joseon Dynasty, a talented artist falls in love with a royal, and the drama revolves around her. Kim-Bum is in a love triangle with Moon Geun-character Young’s in one of the key roles. After they were photographed vacationing together in Europe in 2013, fans assumed that Kim-Bum and Geun-Young were dating.
Both of their agencies afterward acknowledged that they were dating. The couple ended their romance after about seven months, as confirmed by their agency and told to Soompi, however they are still coworkers and friends.
6: Park Si-Eun & Jin Tae-Hyun (Hold My Hand)
Park Si-Eun and Jin Tae-Hyun first met as co-stars on the set of Pure Pumpkin Flower in 2010. Three years later, the performers would reunite on Hold My Hand, a drama/romance soap opera. The couple began dating in 2013 and married in 2015.
The couple adopted a college-aged daughter in 2019 and shared their touching story on social media, which Soompi shared. The couple went to an orphanage on their honeymoon in 2015 and fell in love with a young girl who was in high school at the time. After some deliberation, the pair chose to take on the role of her parents rather than her aunt and uncle.
5: Ki Tae-Young & Eugene (Creating Destiny)
One of the must-see K-dramas from the early 2000s is Creating Destiny. It’s well-known for the comical and romantic story of Han Sang-Eun and Kim Yeo-Joo, played by Eugene and Ki Tae-Young, respectively. Eugene, the idol-turned-actor, and her co-star Tae-Young forged a friendship on set in real life.
The pair has two young girls and married in 2011. The actors are well-known in Korea, having featured in one of the country’s most famous variety/reality shows, The Return of Superman. Eugene is now being praised for her great performance in the TV show Penthouse. As seen on Soompi.com, this lovey-dovey pair is the pinnacle of romanticism and isn’t ashamed to flaunt it.
4: Nam Joo-Hyuk & Lee Sung-Kyung (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo)
In real life, the adorable and adoring couple from the teen K-drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo dated. The outstanding humorous scenes in the 2016 K-drama made it a hit. Above all, audiences liked the lighthearted and endearing connection between Lee Sung-Kyung and Nam Joo-characters Hyuk’s Kim Bok-Joo and Jung Joon-Hyung.
Joo-Hyuk and Sung-Kyung had been friends for years, dating back to their modeling days. Their sentiments deepened and turned into something serious off-screen as they worked on the drama. The couple broke up in 2017, but according to current reports from 2021, as published by Channel-Korea.com, they only recently called it quits.
3:Lee Hye-Ri & Ryu Jun-Yeol (Reply 1988)
When it comes to romance and the infamous “second-lead syndrome,” Reply 1988 is one of the most popular K-dramas. The two show characters, Sung Duk-Seon and Kim Jung-Hwan, played by actresses Lee Hye-Ri and Ryu Jeon-Yeol, do not end up together in the drama, therefore this couple is a bit of a cheat.
Jung-Hwan, on the other hand, was in love with Duk-Seon but was always a second late. While Duk-Seon selected someone else, Hye-Ri chose her co-star, Jeon-Yeol, in real life. In 2017, the two stars met for the first time and confirmed their romance. Rumors circulated on Cosmo.ph in 2021 that the pair had broken up, however, they were afterward sighted on a covert date.
2:Song Joong-Ki & Song Hye-Kyo (Descendants Of The Sun)
After starring as Vincenzo Cassano in the popular Netflix original K-Drama Vincenzo, actor Song Joon-ki is suddenly the talk of the town. In 2016, the actor sparked a rumor that he was dating Song Hye-Kyo, his Descendants of the Sun co-star and love interest. Many fans adored the couple and coined the term “SongSong couple” to describe them.
Rumors about their romance circulated until the actors surprised everyone with a wedding announcement in 2017, and they married. However, in 2019, rumors broke that the pair were divorcing, with the couple claiming that they simply drifted apart and had different personalities. According to scmp.com, both actors are busy with their personal lives and careers.
1:Hyun-Bin And Son Ye-Jin (Crash Landing On You)
When fans learned that Crash Landing On You’s fascinating on-screen pair had become a real-life romance, they were overjoyed. According to Soompi, Hyun-Bin, and Son Ye-respective Jin’s agencies revealed that the two stars are dating in 2021 as a New Year’s treat.
Fans of Korean dramas were ecstatic to learn that the two had developed affections for one other while filming. They decided to start dating after the drama was gone, and they even bonded over golf. CLOY wasn’t the first time the two actors collaborated; they also acted in The Negotiation, a thriller released in 2018.