I’m finding 2014 a better year for K-dramas so far than 2013 was during the same period of time, but 2014 hasn’t yielded the bumper crop of K-celeb dating couples as 2013 did. One can argue 2014 made up for the lack of quantity with the increase in quality in the sense that it was more high profile stars finding love with each other, probably none more stunning than SNSD‘s Yoona dating actor-singer-variety veteran Lee Seung Gi. The songstress to actor coupling has continued with Yoona’s SNSD mate Sooyoung confirming her long rumored relationship with actor Jung Kyung Ho, and now we have another such pairing to join the mix. Brown Eyed Girls Gain is officially dating actor Joo Ji Hoon! Let me give all those remaining few Yoon Eun Hye-Joo Ji Hoon shippers from Goong a moment to compose themselves. Go ahead and cry in the corner, that ship may have been a long time ago but even I can’t deny how adorable they were as Chae Kyung and Prince Shin.
Back to this confirmed new relationship – as usual tabloid rag Sports Seoul broke the news by snapping pictures of them on a date. I feel like they have secret date pictures of every underground couple and publish whenever they feel like it. Inured by the spate of dating news, both Gain and Joo Ji Hoon’s respective agencies confirmed the new relationship pretty much immediately. Turns out these two have been friends for the last eight years but after Joo Ji Hoon starred in Gain’s MV for her last single “Fxxk U” the relationship took a turn for the romantic. I appreciated their agencies swift and candid acknowledgment of the relationship but it does deny us the amusement of sifting through the usual agency bullshit excuses for why the two stars could not possibly be dating and were simply out on a midnight stroll or something like that. Congrats to Joo Ji Hoon and Gain and may they enjoy every minute of their romance regardless of whether it leads to wedding bells down the road. For those who still haven’t seen the “Fxxk U” MV, check it out below for a glimpse of their ridiculous chemistry together.
Joo Ji Hoon for Gain’s “Fxxk U” (featuring Bumkey) Rated 19+ MV: