Being a celebrity means personal relationships can and usually do impact the professional side of life. The K-pundits have been keeping a close eye on the star power of recently confirmed K-ent celebrity couple Lee Min Ho and Suzy to see what happens in the wake of a bombshell new relationship. With it being nearly two months since the public learned about their budding new love, the stats are out and it’s all looking roses for the pretty young lovers. Neither Lee Min Ho nor Suzy’s CF rates have gone down, and their bookings remain steady if not increasingly slightly.
Suzy is one of the top CF stars in Korea while Lee Min Ho’s foothold as a CF king is over in China moreso than domestically. The media is labeling this a sure sign of the Korean netizens growing acceptance of stars dating, but I actually think it might be limited to Suzy and Lee Min Ho dating each other and not the K-netz being cool with any stars dating. A way to test the correlation out would be if Kim Soo Hyun went public with a star relationship and see if that has any impact on his popularity widespread CF portfolio. Who knows, maybe K-netz really are lightening up these days.