The Korean Celebrity Couples That Are Absolute Relationship Goals
When those considered royalty in Korean entertainment find their happily ever after
‘Tis the season to get smitten! Diving into love month, we’ve already checked out anime for the hopeless romantic, paired you up with the TV or movie boyfriend perfect for you and gotten the scoop about what’s on some people’s V-Day wish lists. Now it’s time to turn our attention to something for fans of all things Korean: We’re looking into the distinct brand of kilig Korean entertainers so effortlessly provide (be it through their music, K-dramas and appearances together at press events). It only gets better for fans when music collaborations, stints co-starring in TV series and movies and other appearances together spark real-life romance!
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Choi Soo-jong and Ha Hee-ra
The pair is known as the star couple of the ‘90s and got to know each other on the sets of their shared movie projects. The actors tied the knot in 1993, are now proud parents of Choi Yoon-seo and Choi Min-seo and are going 25 years strong in 2018!
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Sean Noh and Jung Hye-young
Sean Noh, 1/2 of hip-hop duo Jinusean, continues to proclaim in his interviews that he fell in love with South Korean actress Jung Hye-young instantly and that it was love at first sight. “If someone starts to like someone, they ask for their phone number first, don't they? I'm the same,” said Sean in an interview. “When I first saw Hye Young, I thought, ‘I’ll ask for her number first and I'm going to marry her’.”
Shin-Soo Choo and Won Mi Ha
For South Korean native Shin-Soo Choo, becoming the Texas Rangers outfielder meant bringing family—and raising the kids—state-side. The pair have three children together. Shin-Soo Choo has his wife to thank for his recent turnaround performance, calling her his inspiration. “She is talking to me and she is saying that everybody’s life is like a building…She is telling me that you spend your life building this building. Some people build things very quickly and very tall, but it might not have a solid foundation. Some people might build their building on sand and when it shakes, it falls,” he told Fox Sports.
Choo Ja-hyun and Xiaoguang Yu
South Korean actress Choo Ja-hyun and Chinese actor Xiaoguang Yu are two reasons the Korean TV show Same Bed Different Dreams 2: You Are My Destiny drew a lot of attention (and they have their chemistry to thank). The two first met on the set of a 2012 Chinese drama, got married in 2017 and are currently expecting their first child.
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Lee Hyori and Lee Sang-soon
South Korean singer Lee Hyori and musician Lee Sang-soon send social media into a frenzy whenever their wedding anniversary comes around. The couple has made a tradition out of recreating their first anniversary photo: getting everything from location and attire down the same way every time. On the couple’s third anniversary, Hyori’s younger sister posted this tribute: “Hyori, who always takes annual photos in front of their Jeju Island home to document every wedding anniversary, has already celebrated her 1st… 2nd… and now 3rd anniversary. In every one of these photos, I can see that your face has become more and more angelic… congratulations. From each of the anniversary photos that you’ve sent over the last three years, the only things that seem to have changed is your hairstyle… and your relaxed expressions. You are just as beautiful as you’ve always been and the love that both of you have for one another hasn’t changed a bit. You’re always telling me how happy you are about having moved to Jeju… and so I wish you two a lifetime of happiness.”
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Min Hyo-rin and Taeyang
The two met on the set of K-pop star Taeyang’s music video for his single, “1AM,” began dating the following year and the rest is history: The Big Bang boy band member and South Korean actress Min Hyo-rin tied the knot earlier this month in what has to be the superstar wedding of the year. “To all the fans who always treated me as if I was family, to all of my Big Bang members, to all of my YG family, to everyone I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with and meet, I want to say THANK YOU,” Taeyang shared in a post. “I will continue to live my life with responsibility and humility. My hope is that you will continue to support us and give your blessings for our future ahead as a couple.” The two confirmed their relationship in 2015 and announced their engagement in December 2017.