K-drama couples that maintain a close relationship long after their shared works
Some K-drama couples look heart-fluttering on the screen but aren’t really friends in real life. However, these duos stay tight for years after their shared works.
Compared to what we often see on the screen, Korean actors and actresses may be too chummy in real life, either because they want to avoid dating rumors or because they just want to maintain a professional relationship. However, there are still some exceptions like below, where co-stars freely interact, support, and even appear together long after finishing filming.
Moon Ga Young – Kim Dong Wook
They recently appeared as cameos in the 2022 series “Shooting Stars”.
Moon Ga Young and Kim Dong Wook co-starred in the 2020 fantasy romance K-drama “Find Me In Your Memory”, and boasted super convincing chemistry at the time. After their series ended, the couple still mentioned each other frequently in their conversations and interviews. They even appeared as cameos together in the newly-released series “Shooting Stars”.
Even more interestingly, in “Shooting Stars”, Moon Ga Young and Kim Dong Wook recreated their previous characters. This makes the couple’s appearance an easter egg for those who enjoyed “Find Me In Your Memory”, showing that after the series ended, the characters are still relishing in their happily ever after.
Song Joong Ki – Kim Tae Ri
Song Joong Ki and Kim Tae Ri, along with other main cast members of “Space Sweepers”
Contrary to Moon Ga Young and Kim Dong Wook, Song Joong Ki and Kim Tae Ri have never been on-screen lovers, and were only friends and teammates in their shared project “Space Sweepers”. They two got on like a house on fire, and totally dismissed all dating rumors to freely interact with each other.
After “Space Sweepers”, Song Joong Ki and Kim Tae Ri have both moved on to new projects and new co-stars, but their friendship seems to last for life. Recently, Song Joong Ki even posted on Instagram a photo of him watching Kim Tae Ri’s vlog, all smiling. The relationship between the cast of “Space Sweepers” is truly the cutest there is.
Lee Jun Ho – Lee Se Young
“The Red Sleeve”, with its massive success, is hailed to be the “revival of the Korean historical genre, and here, Lee Jun Ho and Lee Se Young both brought their characters to life. Every gesture and feeling between their characters moved the audience to tears, making “The Red Sleeve” a heart-breaking masterpiece.
Throughout the filming process, it was obvious that Lee Jun Ho and Lee Se Young had a lot of fun together. Even after the filming ended, the couple still appeared on the same show, and talked about their kissing scenes and feelings like true buddies. In fact, the two are so chummy together, that fans are questioning why there haven’t been any dating rumors.
Lee Min Ho – Park Shin Hye
Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye probably made one of the most legendary couples on the Korean small screen. Despite their shared work “The Heirs” airing way back in 2013, and them never mentioning each other, Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye remain close friends.
An obvious evidence to this relationship happened around Park Shin Hye’s wedding earlier this year. In particular, Lee Min Ho was invited as Kim Tan, his character in “The Heirs”, and he even wished Cha Eun Sang, or Park Shin Hye’s character a happy wedding in return.
Hyun Bin – Son Ye Jin
Finally is a special entry, as this couple’s relationship is a tad different from others in the list. From “The Negotiation” to “Crash Landing On You”, to real life, Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin were so close, they recently tied the knot.
Even before officially announcing their relationship, Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin acted super close, and never hesitated to boast their chemistry in interviews and shared commercial films. Fans firmly shipped the two, and went mad excited when the couple announced their marriage. The BinJin couple obviously couldn’t get more real.
Watching actors and actresses’ interaction after their projects is truly a delight, as it shows that they were not mere co-workers on the set. And their off-screen relationships don’t necessarily need to be romantic to get fans squealing.