It’s ladies dating week as K-ent gets a double dose of good news with its established leading actresses. Chae Rim, who has a successful career in both Korea and China, will be tying the knot with her Chinese actor boyfriend Gao Zi Qi. They first met on the set of the sprawling epic period 2012 C-drama Li’s Family Courtyard playing a married couple. It was a long shoot and the romance blossomed on set with the younger Gao Zi Qi making the first move in pursuing the older by two-years Chae Rim. She joked afterwards that she had four no’s when it came to a romantic partner – no to someone of a different nationality, no to someone younger, no to someone with a B blood type, and no to someone who is an actor – and Gao Zi Qi fit every one of her no’s but she couldn’t help it and fell for him. They’ went public with their relationship earlier this year and things moved fast as both sides met with each other’s families and gotten their blessings. Gao Zi Qi joked that he got lucky because he couldn’t communicate with Chae Rim’s parents at all so was under no pressure since Daddy Chae couldn’t grill him. LOL.
Chae Rim speaks fairly decent Chinese after working in China for the last decade so communication between them is doable though they do struggle with deep discussions which can take all night. But both confess that it makes them really work hard to understand and appreciate each other and that’s why the relationship is so special. Congrats to the happy couple and I’m genuinely thrilled that hardworking Chae Rim finally has her man to create a family with and continue growing both their careers together. Over on the Korean side, former Fin.K.L member and actress Sung Yuri is confirmed to be dating professional golfer Ahn Sung Hyun. The relationship is relatively new and if it goes all the way will make Sung Yuri the second Fin.K.L member to settle down after Lee Hyori got married to singer Lee Sang Soon. K-netizens are pointing out how Sung Yuri is the new MC of the variety show Healing Camp and is dating a professional athlete much like her predecessor. She took over for Han Hye Jin who got married to professional soccer player Ki Sung Yueng last year. I’m always happy for some positive relationship news as a notch in the romance column.