The South Korean entertainment grand dating train of 2013 continues unabated, and with a little over one month left I’m dying to have it go out with a giant bang. What other fantasy pairings might be able to shock and awe? Long time bachelor Song Seung Heon secretly dating Park Min Young since they did Dr. Jin hence her acting hiatus? His BFF So Ji Sub making The Master’s Sun fan dreams come true by romancing Gong Hyo Jin? Lee Jun Ki perhaps finding love with former co-star Lee Da Hae because both are so active in China? Kang Ji Hwan and Yoon Eun Hye admitting a long time relationship? Ahahaha, okay, that one is my own personal pipe dream. Putting aside all my random pairings above, today comes real dating news in actress Han Ye Seul dating YG Entertainment music producer Teddy (Teddy Park nee Park Hong Jun). Teddy and Leslie are dating? Diamond Bar High and Cerritos High have created a powerhouse Korean Entertainment couple? LOL, this is pretty kosher with me since it’s clear their Korean-American backgrounds figured heavily into the development of their relationship with so much in common. The news was broken by a woman’s magazine that claimed the couple were introduced by mutual friends and have been dating for the last 6 months. Once reached for comment, both YG Entertainment and Han Ye Seul’s agency confirmed the relationship rather quickly and candidly, probably since the way has been massively paved for them with all the dating reveals in this year alone. Teddy is a big name in the K-pop industry being the primary producer behind Big Bang and 2NE1 albums coming out of YG. Han Ye Seul has been completely out of the acting arena for two years since the major Spy Myung Wol filming debacle of the Summer of 2011. I lived through it since I was live watching and recapping what was a truly horrendous drama, where the lack of quality was overshadowed by the filming stress that got to Han Ye Seul and she basically quit the drama midway by hopping on a plane for LA. She returned less than 24-hours later but it was one of the craziest drama filming situations in the industry. She didn’t leave the industry and instead has been working steadily in CF gigs, attending events, and generally being a starlet. She’s rumored to be making her acting comeback in early 2014 with a drama called Shooting Star (Meteor), though nothing is confirmed yet.
I have nothing more to say about this couple other than congrats, and thanks for adding to the 2013 dating count. Teddy is three-years older than Leslie so its a good age difference, and like I said before they have very similar Korean-American backgrounds growing up on SoCal. I’m wondering if any year will ever top this one. Probably not if I throw Chinese entertainment dating reveals into the mix.