It’s a rare occasion that a drama shipping couple becomes a reality, much less the pairing consists of two actors I love, so forgive me if I keep spazzing over them for the foreseeable future. I’ll preface it all by saying I don’t care if they get married or break up down the road, the relationship is theirs to see where it ends up. With the fast breaking news cycle of Moon Geun Young and Kim Bum‘s rumored dating-to-confirmed relationship, Korean tabloid newspaper Dispatch obtained the first blurry pictures of the new couple in Prague. The pictures were snapped by a random tourist who recognized Moon Geun Young, despite her being shrouded in a hoodie and wearing what appears to be Kim Bum’s coat because its a good 2 sizes too big. The pictures show the back of GeunBum as they are walking, wearing casual clothes and each sporting an utilitarian backpack as a smart tourist would do, and what appears to be Kim Bum feeding Moon Geun Young. The tourist revealed to Dispatch that the pair appeared like any other tourist couple, holding hands while touring Old Town Prague and Wenceslas Square. They were seen sitting down for a meal having eyes only for each other, and occasionally feed each other very casually as if it was a comfortable habit already. A source close to the couple revealed to Dispatch that the trip will last for a good month and neither care that the news of their relationship has hit the Korean airwaves and is causing quite a stir.
There are no plans to cut short the trip, which will take them through Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, France, and finally to the UK where they reportedly have already booked their return ticket from Heathrow back to Incheon sometime in late November. I am still in a state of euphoric shock about their fast-developing relationship, which all signs point to being very serious very fast if they are already traveling together for a month. Their reps say the relationship started in early October, but with Goddess of Fire filming for the last six months since April, the two of them have spent a good amount of time getting to know each other prior. With 2013 on track to have the most K-dating reveals in the history of Hallyu, Kim Bum and Moon Geun Young are the youngest ones to go public and normally I don’t expect dating confirmations unless it’s from older actors or actresses in their 30s. I love that this couple wasn’t snapped out in a surreptitious date by Dispatch and had to come clean, such as Rain–Kim Tae Hee, Jo In Sung–Kim Min Hee, or Won Bin–Lee Na Young. Turns out they were openly dating from the get go, with eyewitnesses at Incheon revealing they arrived together without any attempt to be covert, and even walked to the counter to buy travel insurance like any other tourist would before leaving the country. I heart them so much. Hope they have a safe and fun rest of their well-earned European vacation.