There have been some big big name Korean entertainment dating reveals this past twelve months, and today we add another newly minted power couple to the mix. Jo In Sung, fresh off his well-received turn as a fake brother con artist in That Winter, the Wind Blows, is dating actress Kim Min Hee. Say what? If anyone claims to have shipped those two in real life, I challenge you to take a leap of faith to verify that you are not telling a fib. This seriously came as far out of left field as when news first leaked that Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jung were secretly dating or when earlier this year Kim Tae Hee and Rain were caught out on a date and had to come clean. Poor Rain even got in trouble for leaving the base to go woo his girl, heh. This couple went public without any denials though a variety of factors played into it. Korean tabloid Dispatch snapped pictures of them out on a date so they clearly wanted to own up to the relationship without being outed. I also think they are older and more established actors so its probably expected by even their craziest fans that they should be pursuing long term relationship possibilities. Turns out Kim Min Hee and Jo In Sung did a clothing photoshoot over a decade ago when they both started out, so I posted a picture of young and fresh-faced them below for comparison. This is the first time in Jo In Sung’s career that he’s gone public with a girlfriend, but Kim Min Hee is no stranger to high profile relationships since she famously dated notorious bachelor Lee Jung Jae. Back then he was the A-list actor and she was a newbie model-actress, but I actually enjoy watching Kim Min Hee onscreen quite a lot. She’s in two dramas that I love (Goodbye Solo and Love, Marriage) but these last few years she’s been enjoying a very successful and diverse movie career. The relationship is in its early stages as they started dating at the start of this year and are taking it slow since both are so busy with work. Congrats to this very pretty new couple and I for one wouldn’t mind seeing them star in something together because this really is an unexpected pairing in real and reel life.
Kim Min Hee with her ex-boyfriend Lee Jung Jae.