I loved Answer Me 1988 but was never in the shipping wars, nor did I become a rabid Ryu Jun Yeol fan afterwards as many folks I know did. He did a fantastic job playing a truly well written role but I didn’t parlay that beyond the drama, but many of his fans got to continue getting to know him as he segued from AM1988 into reality show Youth Over Flowers. The cast had three AM1988 male leads including Park Bo Gum and Go Kyung Pyo, and one particular off hand remark has additional subtext now in light of Ryu Jun Yeol’s confirmation that he’s dating AM1988 female lead Hyeri. When the cast landed in Africa, Ryu Jun Yeol went to buy sim cards for Go Kyung Pyo and Ahn Jae Hong, and when asked if he shouldn’t also buy one for Park Bo Gum, Ryu Jun Yeol replied “He even stole my wife, so I have to also buy his sim card for him?” That comment might have seemed like rubbing salt in the wounds of Ryu Jun Yeol fans who shipped him with Hyeri’s character in the drama but now feels like he lost the battle but won the war. So happy for the young lovebirds!