Actors Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon, who have been together as lovers for more than 4 years, will tie the knot in January next year.
The two had been close friends since their debut in the entertainment industry, then developed into lovers. Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon draw attention due to their “perfect chemistry” as they have so many things in common.
Let’s find out the similarities between these two.
1. Both were child actors who entered the entertainment industry at an early age.
Park Shin-hye entered the entertainment industry in 2003 at the age of 13 by appearing in the music video for singer Lee Seung-hwan’s “Flower”. Since then, she has been walking on the path as an actress and appearing in numerous works, starting with the child role of Han Jeong-seo (Choi Ji-woo) in SBS’s “Stairway to Heaven”.
Choi Tae-joon, who started acting at the age of 11, appeared as Lee Kyung-ho (Jo In-sung) during childhood days in SBS’s “Piano”. As such, the two debuted as child actors at a young age and walked on the same path, so it seems that they are able to share joys and sorrows with each other.
2. Both majored in theater and film at Chung-Ang University.
Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon graduated from the Department of Theater at Chung-Ang University, from which many celebrities had graduated. On campus, Park Shin-hye entered the university in 2008 and Choi Tae-joon in 2009. The two developed a senior-junior relationship.
Since the two are in the same department, they became close friends by taking classes together and hanging out as colleagues. They are expected to have the same friends. Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon, who became close after graduating from the same university, have since continued their relationship as friends.
3. Both love bowling.
Park Shin-hye used to express her extraordinary affection for bowling in an interview with a media outlet in the past. The actress said her parents liked bowling, and revealed, “There is always a bowling bag in my car.”
Choi Tae-joon is also known as a “bowling maniac” in the entertainment industry. He also has excellent bowling skills to the extent that he became a member of the celebrity bowling team led by Son Ho-young.
4. “Social butterflies” who like to hang out with people.
Park Shin-hye has such an out-going personality that she always maintains friendship with the actors she worked with in the past. In fact, Park Shin-hye boasted her friendships with many actors and actresses such as Lee Hong-ki, Ryu Joon-yeol, Lee Jong-suk, Kang Ha-neul, and Yuri.
5. The “cat butlers” couple who enjoy playing with cats on their days off.
One thing that Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon have in common is that the two are raising cats. Park Shin-hye often shows off her affection for her cats Haeri and Dal by revealing a lot of daily life moments with them through her SNS account. She always appeared with a happy smile in the videos and photos of her playing with cats.
Choi Tae-joon also posted photos of him doing the same pose as the cat’s on his SNS in the past, proving himself as a “cat butler”. Especially in the 2017 Singles pictorials interview, Choi Tae-joon also described his ideal type as a person who loves cats.
6. They are unstoppable pranksters.
Another similarity between Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon is that both enjoy playing pranks. Whenever Park Shin-hye filmed a drama or movie, she was always shown playing with other actors in the behind-the-scenes footage.
In particular, she even posted on her own Instagram a picture of her joking around with Cho Seung-woo when they were filming JTBC’s “Sisyphus: the myth“. On a broadcast of OBS’s “Unique Entertainment News” aired in 2014, Choi Tae-joon said, “I’m actually a prankster.” He said he was so playful that even all the staff had to acknowledge his unique personality, and he was not good at saying “I love you”.