Years ago, Song Hye Kyo and Rain used to be called “the best couple of the Korean small screen”. But what is their actual relationship?
The massive success of K-drama “Full House” launched Song Hye Kyo and Rain to an admirable position. Aired in July 2004, “Full House” was a huge hit across Asia, with a classic rich guy – poor girl trope, hilarious writing, and a gorgeous cast. It was also remade by many nations around the world, and as the original male and female lead, Rain and Song Hye Kyo achieved great reputation through this series.
The iconic K-drama couple and their dating rumors
Winding back to 18 years ago, Rain was a famous singer and a spearhead of the Hallyu wave, while Song Hye Kyo at the time had earned the title of the “nation’s first love”. And their combination did not befall expectations.
It’s no exaggeration to say that “Full House” has brought Rain and Song Hye Kyo to the top of the entertainment industry. Their names not only became familiar to the Korean audiences, but also all around Asia.
Soon, the two were called Asia’ best drama couple, and many fans hoped that they would actually date in real life. Even after “Full House” ended, dating rumors still surround them.
It did not help that Song Hye Kyo and Rain both had a lot of compliments for each other. When Rain described his ideal woman as someone who didn’t need to have fiery curves or a sexy body, but someone a bit chubby and cute, netizens started to drag Song Hye Kyo into the conversation.
The famous actress also just broke up with Lee Byung Hun after a year of acting, which led to further suspicions that she was dating Rain. Chinese netizens even took it to the next level by spreading rumors that Song Hye Kyo was pregnant with Rain’s child. Of course, it was nonsense, and fans of the two were furious that the couple’s reputation suffered under this baseless claim.
The truth behind Rain and Song Hye Kyo’s relationship
It has been almost 20 years since “Full House” aired, but some are still curious about Rain and Song Hye Kyo’s true relationship. Many fans maintained that the two totally dated in the past, before Rain met Kim Tae Hee.
However, according to Song Hye Kyo herself, she and Rain have never developed anything deeper than mere colleagues.
The actress also shared that they, along with staff, would gather after filming since they were all comfortable with each other on the set. “We are all around the same age, with Rain a year younger than me, so we click really fast. After filming, I, Rain, the director, along with many others would dine together, and we were all good friends,” she said.
Rain also repeatedly denied rumors of him having a romantic relationship with Song Hye Kyo, saying they are nothing more than friends and co-stars.
Rain is living a happy life with his wife Kim Tae Hee and two children. Song Hye Kyo is currently assumed to be single after an unsuccessful marriage with Song Joong Ki. Almost two decades have passed since “Full House”, both Rain and Song Hye Kyo are still enjoying great popularity as the top stars of Korea’s entertainment industry.