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K-drama Couples: From Reel to Real

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Charlette is a certified K-drama addict and joined the club last 2019.

When a K-drama becomes a hit, people get hooked to them. Not just because the story plot is good, but also because they see visually good-looking pairs that portray the roles as if in real life they are real couples too. Some of them eventually will become an item because as they become closer in the drama or the movies, they will also get to know each other while seeing each other for how many months.

But before that, let us talk about what a Korean drama or K-drama is. Korean dramas are Korean television series. They are now all the rage worldwide because of the K-pop culture (Korean popular culture the "Korean wave") and because they are also available through streaming services like Netflix.

I listed some of the reel couples who became real couples according to the most recent.

1. Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin

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Hyun Bin and Son Ye-Jin. Both just recently announced that they are already officially dating. The two met on the set of the movie The Negotiation in 2017. In August 2018, they modeled for Vogue Korea. Many rumors about them dating surface because Hyun Bin is often in Ye-jin's Instagram posts. They were also once seen doing grocery in LA, but both denied they were alone. They always deny that they were dating. Hyun Bin also mentioned in interviews that he was open to working with Ye-jin again on another project as he wants to get to know her better. Then in 2020, they were both casts as the lead of the series Crash Landing On You. People can see they have chemistry, and again they were rumored to be dating. Fans call their loveteam as BinJin. It was not after the show ended and wrapped up that the rumor subsided until the first week of January 2021, when both confirmed that they are a couple already.

2. Lee Joon and Jung So Min

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Lee Joon and Jong So Min. The celebrities starred as a couple in the said series. Their love story not only evolved in the show but also in real life. The South Korean Actress Jong So-min was born on March 16 in Seoul, South Korea. So she will be turning 32 years old in a couple of weeks. Lee Joon is a South Korean actor, singer, and DJ. He was born on February 7, 1988, so that makes him 33 years old. Their relationship started in October 2017, and they only went public about it after several months. Unfortunately, they already broke up after three years of dating due to time apart, citing that both were busy with their projects.

3. Song Jong-ki and Song Hye-kyo

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If you watched Descendants of The Sun, then you will know who Captain Yoo Si-jin and Dr. Kang Mo-yeon are. They are the soldier and the doctor who fell in love with each other while on a mission. Like their characters in the series, Song Jong-ki, who played Captain Yoo Si-jin, and Song Hye-kyo, who played Dr. Kang Mo-yeon, also fell in love in real life. They also denied their relationship at first, like the BinJin couple, and everybody was surprised when they suddenly announce their marriage. But before they were married, Hye-kyo dated famous South Korean actors too. Like Lee Byung-hun (Rush Hour 4, Red 2, Terminator Genisys), the international actor whose now the husband of South Korean actress Lee Min-jung. The other one is Hyun Bin, who worked with her in The World They Live In. Unfortunately, things didn't work out with the Song-Song couple, as their fans call them, and they announce their break-up after two years of being married.

4. Ryu Jun Yeol and Hyeri

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This couple worked in Reply 1988, but their characters were not a couple there. Jun Yeol's part in the drama has an unrequited love for the role of Hyeri, but in real life, he won the Girl's Day member's heart. They became close friends after the drama, and later on, their relationship blossomed into something more. The drama aired in 2015-2016. They started dating in 2016, but their agencies announced their relationship in 2017. They are one of those celebrity couples whose relationship is still going strong.

5. Ahn Jae-hyun and Ku Hye-sun

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They were once the sweetest and most in-love couple before their controversial divorce. Ahn Jae-hyun and Koo Hye-sun met while filming Blood in 2015 and tied the knot in 2016. Three years after, the pair went into a blame game, she said, he said posts on Instagram. Hye-sun was the first to insinuate that their marriage is on the rocks by posting and revealing her husband wants to divorce her.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Charlette

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