A Look At Co-stars Who Have Dated in Real Life

Every time there is a sparkling, sizzling, scorching new onscreen pairing, drama viewers of various persuasions suddenly feel this uncontrollable urge to scream at the screen: Just Date Already! I’ve been there, done that. It’s often exhilarating, but mostly painful since the number of co-stars who ended up dating is a tiny fraction of the amount of acting couplings out there. And the number that end up walking down the line I can count on one hand.

Just for fun, I’ve compiled a list of various co-stars who have admitted to publicly dating in the last decade. What we all hope for is that all our favorite shippy couples end up like Eugene and Ki Tae Young.

Co-stars who ended up publicly dating:

Lee Byung Hun and Song Hye Kyo in All In

Onscreen chemistry: middling (great from him, okay from her – likely due to the acting ability disparity between them since Lee Byung Hun is just a much much better actor than Song Hye Kyo when they filmed All In).

Offscreen chemistry: sizzling

Status: Kaput after 2 years.

Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young in Save the Last Dance for Me:

Onscreen chemistry: evident but couldn’t be developed because Lee Bo Young played the crazy insane psycho second female lead and not Ji Sung’s OTP (who was played by Eugene)

Offscreen chemistry: low-key

Status: Still going strong after 6 years.

Jang Dong Gun and Ko So Young in the movie Love Wind Love Song

Onscreen chemistry: N/A – didn’t watch the movie

Offscreen chemistry: mellow bliss

Status: married with baby!

Lee Chun Hee and Jeon Hye Jin in Smile, You

Onscreen chemistry: sweet

Offscreen chemistry: sizzling

Status: Married and expecting baby

Song Hye Kyo and Hyun Bin in The World They Live in

Onscreen chemistry: sizzling

Offscreen chemistry: very little since they rarely appeared in public together after they started dating.

Status: Wah wah wah after 2 years.

Lee Sang Yoon and Nam Sang Mi in Life is Beautiful

Onscreen chemistry: lovely

Offscreen chemistry: just as lovely

Status: Dating

Eugene and Ki Tae Young in Creating Destiny

Onscreen chemistry: perfect match

Offscreen chemistry: ditto as above

Status: Engaged to be married

Lee Seo Jin and Kim Jung Eun in Lovers

Onscreen chemistry: burned a hole through my screen

Offscreen chemistry: burned a hole through my screen, but likely fizzled because it was so intense

Status: Teary breakup after 2 years

Lee Dong Gun and Han Ji Hye in Sweet 18

Onscreen chemistry: SO. CUTE.

Offscreen chemistry: Just as cute, but didn’t seem like the type to last forever

Status: Amicable split after 2 years

Oh Man Seok and Jo Ahn in Everybody Cha Cha Cha/Jolly Widows

Onscreen chemistry: N/A, I didn’t watch the drama

Offscreen chemistry: Low-key and mature

Status: Still dating. Yay.

Jung Woo Sung and Lee Ji Ah in Athena: Goddess of War

Onscreen chemistry: Good, not great

Offscreen chemistry: *no comment*

Status: Got blown up within 2 months of dating by one of the biggest K-ent scandals ever.

Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu in Meteor Garden 1 and 2 and Mars

Onscreen chemistry: Soul-searching

Offscreen chemistry: So in love, but couldn’t make it work. Makes me sad.

Status: Ended after 2 years, and Barbie is now married to a chaebol heir

Co-stars heavily rumored to have dated but never publicly confirmed it:

Lee Da Hae and Lee Dong Wook after My Girl

Wu Zun and Ella after HanaKimi

Mark Chou and Janine Chang after Black & White

Koala’s two real life shippy holy grails:

My GeunGeun Babies FTW!

The Undeniable Power HwanHye Couple 4ever!

My Thoughts:

So there you have it. To be honest, there are certain actors that viewers tend to ship them a lot with their co-stars, and both Kang Ji Hwan and Yoon Eun Hye are that type of actor.

There is a sizeable group that ship Eun Hye with Joo Ji Hoon back when they did Goong, and Eun Hye with Gong Yoo when they did Coffee Prince. Along the same lines, lovers of Capital Scandal claim Ji Hwan and Han Ji Min would make a cute couple, and there were some real life shipping of Ji Hwan and Sung Yuri from Hong Gil Dong (she gave him a puppy for his birthday, he named her Yi Nok, after Yuri’s character’s name in HGD, so adorbs).

Similarly, there are folks who ship Jang Geun Seok with his You’re Beautiful co-star Park Shin Hye and think I’m some interloper by shipping him with Moon Geun Young.

I think it’s just amusing to fanservice our favorite star together when it’s clear they have such sizzling chemistry. In the end, it’s their lives, and I’m just a happy viewer of their acting projects, wishing every one of them happiness with whomever they end up with.


A Look At Co-stars Who Have Dated in Real Life — 143 Comments

      • tried google but failed, Ok Wu Zun and Ella really isn’t this a publicity stunt for Hanakimi….? Happy for YEH I think that guy really likes her….and he’s hubby fabric!!!! hahaha…. 😉

    • It was a scandal between Seo Taiji & Lee Ji Ah mostly, but Jung Woo Sung got mixed in there as well because they were dating at the time. Check AKP if you want the full details on the scandal, coz it’s a complicated one.

      • Read d news this morning that joo and lee ji ah officially break up. He’s admidst recuperating from heartbreAk it was told.

  1. am i 1st? anyway…almost all of the couples here are so cute (especially KJH n YEH of course ^_^) thnks for sharing (=

  2. THIS POST MAKES ME HAPPY! (Even if most of these couples broke up.) BUT there is still hope for GeunGeun and HwanHye! *crosses fingers*

    And word on ZaiZai and Barbie. They were adorable.

    pssst, do I need to watch Lovers? For some reason that drama never appealed to me. IDK why.

  3. I love is post. This made me come out of my lurking. Love and appreciate the onscreen vs offscreen chem and the status… i’m such fangirl that I almost always (like 99%) shipping in real life the actors in my dramas. But I gotta say there a few that linger months after I see the last ep. (Hello, lee dong wook <3 lee da hae… ki tae young <3 eugene) And sometimes I ship them even if one is already married. (I know, I gotta have respect for the marriage covenant… so those OTPs will remain unnamed)

    All is to say thanks for is post. Hwan-Hye couple jjang!

  4. OMG Barbie got married?
    Dayum I been so out of my Tw-Circle that I didn’t even know she got married. I been waiting for her to get married already because I know she wanted to get married long time but her bfs never really got her that far. I was a fan of her &Blue Lan..they weren’t really costars but he did have a small role in MG.
    Well I’m happy for her. She’s finally married..

    Oh yes YEH i ship her with Ji Hoon big time because of Goong &I ship her with Eric even though they haven’t done anything yet but i love them from X-Man…but I am LOVING HWANHYE <3

  5. IIRC Han Ji Hye is now married to a ‘real’ prosecutor. Her smile in Sweet 18 is so sweet it could melt a glacier.

  6. I squealed all the way through the last picture. && I’d have to agree, Ji Hwan and Eun Hye make their on-screen OTPs so convincing, it’s hard to tell whether or not they’re dating in real life. But but but, having watched ALL of Eun Hye’s dramas, the HanHye couple is the one that affected me the most. LOL.


    && Have you any news about Song Seung Heun and Kim Tae Hee? :*

  7. I’m a die-hard YEH’s fan.
    It is very true that I shipped her with JJH then GY, but now I’m head over heel for her with KJH. I noticed that there is more intimacy and sexual tension between YEH and KJH, is like they made for each other.

    • I agree with u on this.I used to ship her with GY not JJH cause I think she prefer manly type bit more but then now as seeing HwanHye…I’m not containing on GY anymore together with after CP he is not even show up at her VIP MBMD.I think HwanHye made for each other.they can just confess bat their dating n stay low key is even fine with me..wishing

  8. I don’t think Zaizai and Barbie Hsu matched al all. Their characters just like the north and south pole. Sorry Ockoala, not following you on that one, I’m glad they’ve broken up (evil me). LOVE YEH and KJH.

  9. Yeap, I still firmly believe that Lee Dong Wook and Lee Da Hae had dated each other after My Girl. 😛

    Seeing how ppl are raving about KJH and YEH, I think I may have to pick up LTM again some day, one day. So far I think Kang Ji Hwan had the best chemistry with Han Ji Min in Capital Scandal, followed by Park Shi Yeon in Coffee House.

    May I add Dodo’s Choi Su Jong and Ha Hee Ra? DREAM COUPLE!

      • No idea, but no doubt LDW had really good chemistry with KHJ in Partners. They were so chummy and cozy with each other. <3

        The LDW-LDH rumors only persisted for about 2 yrs after MG ended. I personally think there's truth to that, but it's like over now hehehe..

      • Lee Dong Wook looks like the guy who ripped my heart out, the first cut is the deepest and he ain’t Korean….shesh Lee Dong Wook’s face pains me….I don’t know I might end up like Julia Roberts in runaway bride!!!! :-p

      • i prefer LDW and LDH until now is my ideal couple….Kim Hyun Joo is too old for LDW
        YEH and KJH is my ideal couple too!

  10. Aw, I loved Lee Dong Gun and Han Ji Hye. They were so cute together and used to be one of my favorite celebrity couples. It’s too bad it didn’t work out.

  11. I’m die hard YEH’s fan and i watched all YEH drama, but this is the first time i’m shipping her with her co-star-KJH….i wish YEH-KJH….irl get marry…..

      • thanks, is this means we have to wait 2yrs for HB and YEH act together and see their chemistry hot or not??..I still go with KJH for now, their chemistry so real…

      • OMG Kim Jung Hoon YES I SO CRUSH THIS GUY!!!! I LIKE SMART SOPHISTICATED MEN AND THIS GUY IS PRE-MED RIGHT!!!! OMO OMO OMG MAXIFUL SUPREMEMO!!!!! But I’m not compatible with Aquarius….YEH is a Libra wow….I’m so surrounded by LIBRA FRIENDS!!!! I’m Taurus so I don’t get it???? scratching my head dumbly…..shucks!!!!

    • This is another pairing i’ve been most curious of . I’ve seen their encounters in the xman shows in one of Ockoalas posts and there seemed to be something there. Though their flirtings could be scripted it would be difficult to carry it out unless there is genuine chemistry. He is manly and she is gurly – sweet… sweet …. sweet>>>>>

    • Girl me too
      I’m still waiting for my Eric &Eun Hye to get their chance at exploring how deep their on screen chem is but I love her w.KJH too.

  12. Thanks for posting this as I had always wondered. I’m really enjoying your site and this is my first posting. I look forward to reading it daily from now on.

  13. Love your post Koala!!!! Till now YEH’s love life still a mystery for me…she success but not in love life…so I’m hoping she falling for KJH because they look good together n very cuuuttteeeeee!!!

  14. Song Hye Gyo use to date Lee Byong Heon? Wow, im totallyu impressed. She seems lie a go getter. I dont really know about her, but now I think i’m impressed. I mean, How do you find your OTP if you dont take risk to go after them? She looks like she didnt shy away because of “celeb logic” and got her guys. So thats cool. Lee Byong Heon and Hyun Bin? She’s a G.

  15. Eugene and Ki Tae Young made me feel like I was in Kdrama heaven when news went out that they’re engaged!!!! Their chemistry was what made me watch Creating Destiny again… well technically just skipping through the scenes with both of them.

    Lee Chun Hee and Jeon Hye Jin was a surprise. Though I thought they looked cute in Smile, You.

    When I saw the cuteness and closeness between Moon Geun Young and Jang Geun Seuk during the KBS Awards night, that’s when I started to believe that there is more to the cuteness there is in Mary Stayed Out All Night, or so I wish…

    I’ve been shipping Yoon Eun Hye with Joon Ji Hoon when I was watching Goong, then with Gong Yoo during Coffee Prince and now with Kang Ji Hwan in Lie To Me… her chemistry with her co-stars are just so… indescribable.

    • i did the same thing when i watch Creating Destiny…fast-fwd to the couple’s scenes. when they announced their engagement, i sat for a CD marathon all over again. sure hope more on-screen OTP come out with happy news like them *YEH_KJH!

  16. Let me just say this:


    They are my ultimate OTP since high school and I have a big poster of them in my room that stayed there for 5 years. Gawd. Reading this made me remember all those hair-pulling and tantrum days when I heard they broke up.

    • I’m evil and I want Barbie to get a divorce and go back to Zai Zai’s arms.

      *evil laugh*

      another lurker who came out because of this post. \m/

      • Then let me be evil with you! ;p

        Barbie and Vic was THE definition of off-screen romance celebrity romance for me back in the days of Mars and MG. Thought it was a dream come true after I shipped their characters in MG.

      • It was hard being Team Hua Ze Lei in MG but we had our moment in Mars! It really was a dream come true when they became a real-life couple. *Sigh*. Those were the days.

  17. ‘Honestly, I never ship celebrity couples together: the divorce rate for a two-celebrity marriage is 90%. I’d much rather that a celebrity find a nice, sensible nobody who just loves them and stays out of the rat-race and makes a nice, life-long marriage.

    • Reality check, I guess. Much as we want HWANHYE together, I think I’ll go for wishing happy lasting marriages for each of them with whoever they will marry.

  18. Sadly the couple i shipped in the list like Barbie and Vic, Han Ji Hye and Lee Dong Gun went Kaput after a few years of dating..just sad. But squeeeeeel for our GeunGeun babies Captain!!! and HwanYeh couple…i really think they have a potential to be a couple. I think they look good together. 🙂

  19. This is an awesome post. Thanks! I knew some but not all of these couples. I still hold out hope for HwanHye!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the only on screen coupling I’ve ever shipped for in real life. I don’t know what it is but them together is just love for me.

  20. Imagine YEH and KJH together, ow em gee!!!! Can possibly be Korea’s next powerful showbiz couple, they’re so good together.

  21. Have you read the translation from last nite Ji Hwan interview? The uber wonderful smr05 was kind enuff to translate the Hwan-Hye part on LTM soompi thread, and how Ji Hwan says that his type of gal was the younger one, has white complexion, has pretty feet and hands. Isnt that totally fit a bill of his latest costar? I dunno if he can be more obvious with throwing hints..

  22. “In the end, it’s their lives, and I’m just a happy viewer of their acting projects, wishing every one of them happiness with whomever they end up with.”

    Well said. 😀

  23. Thank yo Captain!
    This is a fun post. I think one of the happiest pictures are of Geun Geun Couple. I can compare them with Eugene and Ki Tae Young, the same comfort and happiness.

  24. all this pairing made me smile except for one , jgs … im bias with him pairing to anyone … and i dint watch mary stay all night , i cant bring myself to watch it together with cofee house even if i like jgs and kjw very munch …. but yeh are really great with all of her leading men …. but she is sizzling with kjw

  25. I’m still hoping that Yoon Eun Hye will be with Kim Jong Kook. Hahhahahaha. Way back in their X-man variety show days <3

    • LOL! I blame one of the video post of YEH, KJK & Eric in ockoala, i went thru most of xman eps on youtube. And yes! YEH & KJK, their antics were so cute in the show 🙂 I wonder abt the ring he gave her?! hmmm..

    • yessss! someone else who ships YEH/KJK!!

      X-man was my crack back then. In fact, it was that show that introduced me to A LOT of korean entertainers. I’ll always remember Kim Jong Min, Lee Seung Gi (who I’ll always be fond of in my heart not as the actor but as a k-variety entertainer), the “HaMyungGook” triumvirate , all the MCS particularly Kang Ho Dong, Ms. Shin, Shinwha and TVXQ appearances, Pattaya special etc…

      OMG. Nostalgia.

    • I remember an interview that YEH did where she alluded to having dated in the past but she never really talked about dating anyone ever. I know KJK definitely wanted to date YEH (saying so after she left XMan for Goong).

      Kim Hyun Joong has done an interview before saying how he had a huge crush (couldn’t stop thinking about her) on one of his variety show co-stars and there’s a lot of speculation that he meant YEH. He’s adorably shy around her during an interview they did together.

      So many guys adore our YEH unnie 🙂

  26. I could almost comment on every single couple you have there as cute.. adorable.. did they really? and so on..
    But I have to say something about Barbie Hsu and Vic, what happened? They look great.. I think you forgot Ariel and Joe in the last section..

    • ArJoe will never ever happen, for various reasons. The only one I can safely post in public is that Ariel is currently dating an older gentleman not in the entertainment world. She’s never announced it or denied it, but it’s pretty much silently confirmed.

  27. Among the above pairing which I really want to see them walking to the altar is Lee Seo Jin and Kim Jung Eun pairing. IMO they were perfect for each other. So I was really surprised and sad when they broke up. Now I don’t have any sympathy at all for LSJ after the way he treated KJE. He’s not a gentleman enough.
    It’s different with KJH. Many YEH fans was surprised and happy by the way he’s treating YEH (Looking at LTM’s BTSs). He looks so caring and attentive to her, and vice versa. I’m would be very happy if they end up to be a real life partner. But I’m also cool with it if it’s not. The important thing is they’re happy with whoever they choose.
    Anyways, thanks for the article Koala. I knew someday you will write this things 🙂

    • Precisely. KJH is indeed at different levels in terms of caring and paying attention to YEH compared with all her leading mens so far. That’s why I haven’t shipped her with any of her previous co-stars. They didn’t have THAT LOOK enough. Something was missing from them.

  28. I think you miss one couple, they are Kim so yeon and Park si hoo couple(sihoo/so yeon). I wish they will be real couple.

    • ?!? PSH-PSY are not dating. This is a post about co-stars who have dated. And my personal two fave sets of co-stars who I want to date. 🙂 I’m sure there are tons of RL shippy couples out there.

  29. Thanks for posting this! I’m surprised that SHK confirmed her relationships while most are afraid of losing their career n the privacy issue too. I wish Asian net could be like Hollywood so we’ll know and don’t have to wait til they get married or pregnant to find out.
    Quick question… I know you’re not a fan of Ella but what do you think of Jerry and Ella? After watching the bts for Down with Love , I’m just amazed of how comfortable Jthey are together I mean Ella had her legs over Jerry’s and everything!!! Lol

  30. You know for some reason I always thought Rain and Song Hye Kyo were confirmed to have dated before (but maybe I just heard it from my mom..)
    but anyway for Taiwan: I don’t think they were in anything together but Baron Chen (Dylan from Fated to love You) and Ella were confirmed to have dated before I believe
    I dunno if anything’s happened with her and Jerry though even though they were in the news a lot

    And yea agreed on the Joe and Ariel, don’t think that’ll ever happen..

    Also I just have to say Jung So Min seems like such a cute and sweet person, I really want to see her in another project soon! (hopefully a cute romantic comedy)

  31. I remembered being really sad when the news broke out about Barbie and Zai Zai and Lee Dong Gun and Han Ji Hye broke up. For me, those two couples had some of the greatest chemistry EVER onscreen.

    I will always ship Yoon Eun Hye with Kim Jong Kook =) To me, none of her kdrama romances ever held a torch against Young Girl Warrior and KJK. YEH will always always always be Young Girl Warrior to me. I think that’s why even if some of her recent dramas aren’t very good, I will always support her career. It’s too bad that most of the X-Man variety episodes have been deleted on youtube but if you watch those two together, then you can see why I’ll never abandon this ship.

    And speaking of never abandoning ships, the only other couple that I would ship would probably be Ariel and Joe. For me, ISWAK wins as my fave twdrama and fave chemistry of any twactors. I nearly cried tears of joy when it had a second season and the couple followed it up with that drama I shall not name…

    Koala, you say that ArJoe can never happen for a variety of reasons. I know that Ariel is dating someone else right now (and if I’m right, I think she or her management did confirm it) but I just thought that when you posted that there were other reasons. Care to share with this ArJoe fanatic haha?

  32. didnt YEH and KJK date irl?

    i was a diehard GYEH shipper but i think i might jump ship and go to YEHKJH 🙂
    what is their ship name? i like EunJi or JiHye

    • Suggest name for the shipper…H2O = HwanHye Obsess….because we are so obsess with this OTP…yup..I’m H2O ^.^

      • H2O means water..when we in the water we can’t breath just like when we see OTP together…we hold breath n even not breath LoL..n Cola is from water + soda….OhMiGad..I must be crazy right now….

  33. 🙂 I knew it…somewhere in your post koala, you will be featuring the Hwan-Hye ship! Well, their chemistry on LTM is off the charts…I seriously began watching K Dramas this year so I’m kind of marathon watching most of the frequently mentioned K Dramas. Kekeke I never shipped for any of the on screen couples…maybe a little for Song Seung Hun and Kim Tae Hee 🙂 But I am really shipping (and actively searching for news) on the Hwan-Hye ship! LOL

    A Fun post! Koala keep them coming!

  34. Sometimes I’m just way too practical for my own good. I virtually never ship any of my fave onscreen couples to be together cause almost always it ends up not working out. I do love Eugene & KTY and am glad that they are so happy together. I thought it was only natural for HB and SHK to be together – their onscreen chem was so real but sadly, it didn’t work out. Am happy that JS and LBY are still going strong – STLDFM is one of my fave kdramas, even though they weren’t the OTP. I absolutely love love the Hwanhye onscreen couple but I don’t know… I don’t really ship them in real life. Ok, well, if they actually did work out by some miracle, I’d be super happy but until then… I won’t hope 🙂

    ArJoe is my fave onscreen tw coupling, but I really just could not see them working out in real life. I just felt like Ariel needed someone older and more mature than him.

    As Okoala said… I too hope that each and every ones of these actors can find their own love and happiness with whoever they end up with and also, continued happiness for those who made it to the alter and got married. 🙂

  35. I never got the whole ‘they have great on-screen chemistry = they must be dating’ thing that drama fandom has going. On-screen chemistry has little to do with dating status and shipping actors comes close to RPF which always makes me uneasy. But mmv.

  36. Dear Captain

    Thank you so much for this wonderful post! Ive enjoyed reading everything!
    Thanks so much! 😉

    • Hi, Koreandramalover/kdl. I’m so happy to hear from you again. It’s been a while and I was wondering about your absence from The GeunGeun couple page… I miss your comments alot. 🙂

    • this sounds bit far fetched for now ‘cos Binnie is in ms but soon as he is out, would love him to collaborate with YEH. I seriously think they would sizzle quite a bit! Yum!

  37. I like this post. It is interesting.
    Hopefully, you will write next time our own true pair from kdrama fans’s choice couples Kim Hyun Joong and Jung So Min, Song Seung Hoen and Kim Tae Hee, I mean their fans want them to date in real life but there is no confirm after drama finished but fans still want them to be together.
    Please make a list of fan’s choice OTP/couples.
    We would like to read it please.

    • I am secretly hoping that SSH and KTH are dating big time. Even if they are discreet about it, that is fine… can imagine their offsprings… ooh la la!! pretty babies!!

  38. cola couple is kind of famous recently..but i am still hoping for HYOONIES ^^ , and the status will be, waiting for ji hoon discharge of military service, wkwkwkwk
    … i wish hyunhye (hyun bin+hye kyo) still together, coz i think its the justification for hye kyo not choosing uri Bi..hehehe..

  39. cola couple is kind of famous recently..but i am still hoping for HYOONIES ^^ , and the status will be, waiting for ji hoon discharge of military service, wkwkwkwk
    … i wish hyunhye (hyun bin+hye kyo) still together, coz i think its the justification for hye kyo not choosing uri Bi..hehehe..
    one more couple i love, SOEUL from BBF…cute couple…

  40. @person inside the troll

    Your point? That she is a bad actor? Pray elucidate further because you have barely touched upon that aspect! And you actually have time to waste on her because you don’t like an actor’s variety show persona? Now, really, are we that magnanimous?

    Now, I am totally apathetic towards another person’s likes or dislikes because that rarely affect my proclivities BUT what you are actually doing is deliberately, and with malignant intent, provoking an argument when none exists, on a public forum, hoping for a reaction, any reaction, that validates your existence. Harsh words? Honey, flaming is a two-way torch!

    A word of advice on public (and private) behaviour: Ignorantia manners non excusat! even when your dislike threatens to overwhelm you. Feel free to revert.

    I may or may not bother because I rarely hobnob with plebs. See how rude I am? I rest my case.

  41. HJH and LDG dated for more than 2 years. K-pop blog estimates vary–some say 3, others 4. Methinks they were dating since Sweet 18, which would make it closer to 5 years. They were so cute! From a news tidbit in Dramabeans, HJH hinted that her parents disapproved of him, so maybe the split wasn’t so amicable. But she did go to his brother’s wake. Kinda funny that she ended up marrying an actual prosecutor.

    The JDG-GSY chemistry in Love Wind, Love Song was nice. Not sizzling, but nice.

    I shipped YEH with Kim Jong-Kook (X-Man!!!) and KJH with Han Ji-Min, heh.

    Didn’t know that Barbie had gotten married. Too bad about her and ZaiZai.

    Weren’t there dating rumors about So Ji-Sub and Kim Hyun-Joo after Glass Slippers? When the rumor’s persistent, lasting long after the drama ends, I tend to go “hmm” (like with LDW and LDH).

    A few more reel/real couples:
    Cha In-Pyo and Shin Ae-Ra (In Your Loving Embrace). Married with kids.
    Kim Joo-Hyuk and Kim Ji-Soo (Flowing River). Kaput. (bummer)
    Lee Jung-Jae and Kim Min-Hee (Asako in Ruby Shoes). Kaput.
    Choi Ji-Woo and Lee Jin-Wook (Air City). Kaput.

    There’s also Kang Hye-Jung and Jo Seung-Woo (Love Phobia). When they were together they were one of the most high-profile couples in K-ent, but I guess they’re easy to overlook since they’re primarily film actors, the shipping isn’t as intense as in dramas. She seems pretty happy now with Tablo.

    But my favoritest couple ever are Ryu Seung-Beom and Gong Hyo-Jin. Starred together in Wonderful Days in 2001, and have been on and off since (but mostly on the last couple of years yay~). They weren’t the OTP in Conduct Zero, but the chemistry was palpable. And they had the most agonizing post-breakup scene in Family Ties. Though I agree with leonardswench that celebrity marriages aren’t a good bet, I lamely admit that if RSB and GHJ split up for reals, my little fangirly heart would shatter into a million little fangirly pieces lol.

  42. Hay Miss Koala Unni, a la verdad que usted es increible!!! / Oh, Miss Koala Unni, the truth is you ARE amazing!!!

    Love the on/off screen couples!!! Hope they LOVE eachother so much, like they do on the screen, get married, have a bunch of cubs, and live happily ever after, after all they are humans too, and deserved to be love, like everybody else!!!

  43. Alright, I’ve been out for the entire freaking day running around and exhausting myself, and some folks have decided to turn a post NOT about either YEH or LDH into a comment war zone?

    DELETE. I don’t care if @Alexis started it all by being an immature, moronic, and hateful commenter dissing LDH. I would have deleted her post had I been around. So in the future, any such escalation gets your comment(s) deleted as well.

    Only comments I am keeping on this subject matter is from Monsieur Le Kitteh (because it’s a hella hilarious setdown that clearly is beyond the ability of any troll to comprehend, and because he is a wise mage) and Nimiwehy, because it’s so calm and thoughtful.

    Everyone else – this conversation is closed. Comprende?

    Shit, I need a hot bath and a cold brew. *shakes my head at the inanity*

  44. “Lee Chun Hee and Jeon Hye Jin in Smile, You”
    well apart from broken up couples this successful couple is my favorite and then as the second Creating Destiny couple:D
    well actually i dont know some of the couples listed but, all in all i am rooting for celebrity weddings:D and if it’s between most ‘shipping-approved-by-the-fans’ pairing, then that is epic:D

    and ,well i didn’t now that leads of Sweet 18 were dating before, so disappointed to their break up.

    BTW I am still rooting for Hyun Bin & Song Hye Kyo couple:D maybe a reunion!?

  45. Holy crap, I didn’t know it until you listed it that Barbie Hsu married! OMG! I actually kinda shipped her with Peter Ho a bit because of Summer’s Bubbles but not intensely. I hope she’s happy though. She seems like a cool actress.

    • yeah she is somewhat 9 year or so younger than him:D but their love was cute in Smile You:D he was so full of himself thinking that she is loving him:) but then it came true both in drama and in real life:D (well actually being she is pregnant, i hope it is not from a feeling of obligation) ^^

      Btw IMO smile you’s lead couple can be rooted for a real life couple as well:D

  46. Waaeee no PK couple? haha. seems just about everyone has moved on…back in the day (lol like six months ago) this blog was flooded with PKissers with their “boat show” fantasies haha. Me, I just can’t seem to get over MM and Joongie! Crap! I hate having OTPs…it makes you obsess about things that aren’t even real! Darn it!

  47. Ockoala unni! I was stunned for awhile there coming here with a new look! So nice (even the header is ha ha!)! I’d been out in the country to inhale some fresh air (and fresh muck mwa ha ha) but the connection was a bit dodgy over there. Miss this playground! Yup! Really hoping the Geun-Geuns and the ice cream-cola couple would end up for real!

  48. Hyun Bin has sizzling chemistry with just about every leading lady onscreen. Kim Sun Ah in MNIKSS, Song Hye Kyo in WWI and Ha Ji Won in SG. I think he really just sizzle. and that half-close eyes stare that he gives before, after and during a kiss is sufficient to make a girl shake.

    Same thing with Kim Sun Ah. She sizzle with Cha Seung Won in City Hall. That sizzle almost toast my laptop. If he is not married, I would have gladly let go of my claim and admit defeat to Kim Sun Ah.

    Speaking of Yoon Eun Hye, I think she also have great chemistry with Kim Jong Kook of the Xman (which you introduced to me thank you very much). I truly truly wish they dated and still dating.

  49. Oh, I just remembered Ji Sung and Park Sol-Mi dated too! Was the All In craft service putting something in the water? 😉 They lasted longer than LBH and SHG, but broke up while JS was in the army.

  50. Eugene & KTY are awesome! I’m so glad they found each other!
    I didn’t now Lee Chun Hee got married to her =D I’m so happy bec I loved him in Family Outing as well.
    It would’ve been nice to see Playful Kiss couple dating in real life.

  51. umm… i pair Lee Min Jung and Kim Hyun Joong LOL random but to me, awesomeness. 😛 LOL

    (and of course, SSANGCHU!!! cause i just gave my sister a heart attack with my random-ass ship)

  52. I didnt know that Oh mansuk and jo ahn is dating in real life..i now watch Jolly widows in KBSW and they’re super cute…no wonder the way he look at her so sweet and the way she spoiled him so real…
    i was shipping Barbie-Vic as well, too bad they didnt worked out..
    and also Lee dong gun – HJH..is it me or she took the chance to get married while he’s in the army so that he doesnt have to suffer seeing her married ?? i always think that LDG just like Vic, cant let go of their lover easily…
    Eugene and KTY is also cute..we can see how they’re in love in the perscon..their smile looks so bright and happy…

    oh..and i hate Lee seojin..how can he treated KJE like that..i am not even her fans, but i hate LSJ now …
    And CJW…i wish she end up with someone the same age as her..not 6 years younger who still establish his career…

  53. Don’t forget choi ji woo, sometime there’s ever coupling with lee byeong hoon right? and now is still pairing with someone who was co staring her at air city…(can’t remember his name precisely, he was just out from military duty)

  54. GeunGeun Couple .. Calling all the Gods in heaven and Olympus. Including all the saints.. I want them to be Couple For real and public so that I can see them always together very proud in each other’s arms.

  55. I’m really a late-bloomer. Just finished watching “You’re Beautiful” since it was aired almost 3 years ago and I love the drama to pieces. Having said that, I totally love the pairing of “Jang Geun Suk and Park Shin Hye”. Adorable and cute and I super want them to date in real life though I seriously want Geun Suk for myself.

  56. i feel that Jang Geun-suk and Park Shin Hye is the best couple because they are not just good looking but they exude strong chemistry on screen and the girl is well-liked by the guy’s mother.Isn’t it a good sign? And I learned that the two are currently pursuing their studies.Wow! They should be a couple for real.

  57. love ji sung and lee bo young
    they are so match together!and very beautiful couple
    i want to see their wedding ceremony!!!!!

  58. Geun Geun – never gonna happen. MGY too much of an old soul.

    HwanHye – this, I pray for. True, they always make their co-stars look good, but how can anyone make such a drama-fail interesting just by sheer chemistry alone?

  59. The actors give the public what they want, love interests are the going thing. People need distractions and the people who are in all branches of the entertainment field, know this to be the case. I personally don’t care who these actors couple with, I just want to watch good dramas with good actors. There are many out there.

  60. FOREVER and EVER…

    Yoon Eun Hye & Joo Ji Hoon…(Goong/Princess Hours)
    Lee Da Hae & Lee Dong Wook…(My Girl)
    Song Hye Kyo & Rain…(Full House)
    Suzy & Kim Soo Hyun…(Dream High)
    Jiyeon & Jinwoon…(Dream High 2)
    Park Yoochun & Han Ji Min…(Rooftop Prince)

    they may ended up or not I will love these couples FOREVER IN MY HEART…

    • Totally agree..GYEH forever..to GY,there’s nothing wrong to date your co-cast onscreen..brangelina make a perfect one too..sarah jessica parker and partner..and many more..

      • Brangelina ? yeah right except the fact that he cheated on his wife, humiliated her in front of millions of people and that she stole someone else’s husband they are the perfect couple indeed…
        they can adopt 10 more kids and do as much charity events that they want, it won’t change the truth.

  61. Just now i have finished watching princess hours…yearly im watching it.but im so sad.will it be possible for them to appear again in part 2..princess hours part two please.when it will happen again..please send me a message on my email if it would happen soon..

  62. YOON EUN HYE and GONG YOO <3

    And my underdog ship would be SONG HYE KYO and WON BIN. Hehehehe. I just love their chemistry in Autumn Tale. :)))

  63. Koala any plans to update and republish this article. Some of those u mentioned above have married or broken up and married someone else. Then theres also alot of new couples too. Regarding Wu zhun. That was more of rumour and publicity. The guy has been married for ages even before he got famous.

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  65. I wish in the end,Gong yoo and Eun hye,,perfect chemistry and perfect couple in real life,,…pls.reunite both for kdrama or movie,,one more yime,just try again,,..no other compare GYEH…

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