Lee Seung Gi and Yoona of SNSD Confirmed to be Dating

Last year on New Year’s day of 2013, K-ent was rocked with the stunning and out-of-nowhere news that Hallyu superstar and abtastic Rain was dating brainy A-list actress Kim Tae Hee. It really was a WTF moment to hear the news, not that I wasn’t happy for them but the general “where the heck did this come from” confusion. I didn’t want to make the same mistake again and went to sleep last night ready for whatever craziness to come this New Year’s day of 2014 and K-ent did not disappoint in the least. Tabloid newspaper Dispatch broke the news in the dawn hours that Nation’s Favorite Son Lee Seung Gi is dating SNSD‘s leggy Yoona. Excuse me for a minute to compose myself, even fortified to withstand any dating bombshell news this one is such a nuclear explosion I still feel the ricochet. Dispatch first caught them together in October after Seung Gi came back from a concert in Japan – he picked her up and they had a date the Han River for an hour or so before he dropped her off again and she left carrying a bag containing a present he brought back for her. Since then Dispatch has reportedly snapped them on dates a few times in November as well. I’ve said before that celebs are dating left and right and even the so-called breaking news leaks are coordinated with the tabloids, and in this case it was clear both of them got the all-clear for this to go public because within hours both agencies confirmed the news. They have been dating since September and it’s a very new relationship so the agencies have asked the fans to look upon them warmly as they start the tentative steps of a beginning romance. I think the arrival of Prime Minister and I was meant to change me on so many levels, with a rom-com I love, an onscreen couple I’m rabid for, and making me go from meh-to-adore with respect to Yoona because otherwise I’d be flipping tables right now hearing that my Seung Gi is dating her if I didn’t like her as an actress. Seung Gi has said in interviews in the past that Yoona is his ideal type but then so have a lot of other male stars. Looks like my boy’s got his wish and he’s actually dating the girl of his dreams. Congrats to them both and what a way to start of 2014. Be happy kids!

I won’t bother decoding the paparazzi photos since they confirmed the dating but let me say what a scandal that Korea’s King is dating the Prime Minister’s wife. XD


Lee Seung Gi and Yoona of SNSD Confirmed to be Dating — 106 Comments

  1. Althought I am happy with this news, I must say that I am slightly disappointed with LSG. Not really a LSG fangirl but being one of the smartest K entertainers who has had a proper education and obtained a International commerce degree and is very talented in pretty much everything, I had hoped that he’d be more into the more intellectual ladies or girls with VERY solid talents…someone like Jung Ryeo Won who is also very smart?

    Don’t get me wrong, I love Yoona and thinks that she is very pretty and I also love her as an actress,so I am still very happy for the two despite my disappointment. Hope their relationship goes well under all the scrutiny and outrage from fangirls and congrats to seunggi for finally getting the girl~ πŸ™‚

    • Maybe Yoona has some nice qualities that trump simple braininess or ‘talent’ (whatever that means). We should never make the mistake of thinking that what we see on screen in any way approaches the real person behind the entertainer.

    • Yoona’s hardly stupid though?? She’s at university atm majoring in theater (she goes to the same university that LSG went to). So she currently is pursuing a ‘proper education’ while juggling her job. I know she’s most famous for her looks, but there is more to Yoona than that imo. I think they’re very well matched :’).

    • Jung Ryeo Won is 6 years older than LSG, it is more common for guys to date girls in their generation rather than have a noona romance, especially intellectual guys who like to be in the driver’s seat of the relationship and like to lead rather than follow.

      Plus it’s Yoona… Possibly the hottest, prettiest and more desired female star in Korea. The “all girls want to be her, all guys want to be with her” star. Even if he doesn’t marry her, all the guys will be jealous and respect LSG for being the guy who dated Yoona(similar response of male netizens to YJH marrying Han Ga In).

      Same for Yoona, LSG is regarded as an Uhm Chin Ah and noona/ajumma’s favourite, it’s a very low risk relationship of it doesn’t work out, her popularity will not be affected, might even increase.

    • You make no sense. We don’t really know how they are as people in real life. LSG must be attracted some other qualities about Yoona that we don’t know, it’s not as simple as brainy people love brainy people and dumb people love dumb people.

    • Dang, some comments that people post on here make me want to go on a slapping spree. Imagine if you were doing well for yourself and found a guy you really liked and someone said this sort of crap about you. Are you his mother or something that you suddenly know what is best for someone you have never even met or talked to once in your life. GTFOuttahere. Oh and I say this as someone who is a very casual fan of both.

    • Yoona is a smart girl, maybe not academic smart (we can’t really know that since she didn’t really pursue the “brainy” kind of study if you know what I mean), but at least she’s street smart, she knows how to place herself around, she’s a polite and well behaved girl (and a dork as well). What more to ask? I favour both Yoona (and all of SNSD girls, I say they’re a bunch of adorable little dorks with their respective “talents”) and Seunggi, watched their progress and steps since debut, adore Seunggi for being a smart adorable heodang. Talent and intellectual means nothing (for me at least) without a good personality and behaviour and manners, and I think it’s safe to say that Yoona and Seunggi has them, otherwise they won’t be loved by so many elders. Anyway, all the best for them both. Be good, kids!.

      • Sg has enough book smart brains for both of them (not saying she’s dumb or anything though), but he could use someone who is street smart since he’s the furthest thing from that. That’s nice to hear she is since he needs someone like that.


  2. They are too cute. I’m a fan and am happy for him. He’s all grown up. ;_; She’s a great person too. Awww. I love that they admitted it!

  3. OMG I’m so shocked I’m actually… lost for words.

    Back when I used to watch Strong Heart and even his other Kvariety shows he’d ALWAYS mention her being his ideal type. So I’m just… Wow. Didn’t think his wish would actually come true haha. Good thing I am now loving her in PM&I – best wishes to the two and way to kick start K-ent 2014!

  4. HOLY COW! That’s one dating news I didn’t expect to read today. I don’t know how to react. @_@ But whatever makes my Seung Gi happy.

    • I’m SO excited for him… them!! hahaaaaa

      I remember on SH both (I think!!) of them had said the other was their ideal type. Even on 1N2D for some task he had to ask SNSD members for help and he was SO awkward!

      My Seung-gi yaaaaa!! πŸ˜€

      • Really?! They’re both each other’s ideal type? Wow, that’s great! (I thought it was only SG) I’m just happy for them that they don’t have to hide when they go out on dates anymore.

        What a good-looking couple πŸ™‚

  5. Ooops,I posted for them in a wrong thread,Anw .Very good news,really happy for them,esp.Seuggi.Also,kudos to them confirming the news and not giving that 1st grader’s level explanation: “we are friends”.

  6. As Seung Gi’s fan, I’m happy for him, he worked hard for the past 10 years and deserves to date. I don’t know about Yoona to comment about her but Seung Gi chooses her for a reason, I trust and support him.

  7. I’m really shocked too. I love Lee Seung Gi. Although, I’m not such a big fan of Yoona, I’m glad they’re dating. She seems like a nice young woman who is smart to know what she wants in life. And she’s probably the only idol from SM to be confirmed. I bet all the other Girls Generation members are like, “I’m next! You better confirm me!” They probably did it because they approve of nation’s noona killer LSG and if they didn’t it would be hard for Yoona and LSG to date always hiding and being mysterious can break a relationship. So, Yay LSG and Yoona! I support you, Fighting!!

  8. Seems like since Moonie and Kim Bum took the step to honesty confirm their dating gaining many supporters. Other celebrities are following their footstep and also coming clean with their relationship.

    Congrats to all the new couples. I wish them all well, happiness and love.

    • I was thinking the same! SM Ent. And Seung Gi’s company were so fast to confirm it. Just like Moonie and Bummie. Also the respond was very similar. β€œThey just started… They’re getting to know each other… Please look kindly after them.”
      But I’m so happy!!! They are so cute together. Seriously if there’s another couple they should hurry and announce it while its still hot.

  9. OH-EM-GEE.
    As long time fan of Seunggi and a recently converted fan of Yoona (after watched PM&I), I AM SO HAPPY FOR THE BOTH OF THEM!
    Fangirl heart be still.
    I guess dreams (since she’s his ideal type) do come true.

    • PMAI is a god given gift for YoonA, because she suddenly got on my really good side. I feel like I would have reacted (a lot) more disfavorably without it. This is obviously not the right thing to do, but I can’t deny I wouldn’t have been too happy about it. I think it’s helping her with the netizens too.

      (Btw, why does everyone think YoonA is stupid? That’s a terrible assumption to make.)

      • How can a girl with so much activity like singing, dancing, acting but still never get mess and has proper and decent attitude is stupid? Even an expert ever say that she is one of smart idol cz she still can manage herself with so much activity and still continue her study at univ
        When im on k-drama thread, seunggi has bigger positive prevew
        but when im on k-pop thread, yoona has bigger positive preview
        all i can say is they deserve each other and lucky to get each other

  10. WHAT?!! HAHAHAHA..I’m laughing because I just knew this year was gonna go out with a bang whn it comes to K-ent…I can’t wait see their respective fandoms explodig…2013 sure has been a fun year

    • Lol!!! You definitely have a point there! I’m personally just glad that more celebrities are deciding to live honestly and proudly, come what may.
      The public can be brutal but there are more and more people that just want everyone to love and live well and could care less who they’re dating.

  11. what the…
    I get shock upon read this news…but congrats for them and wish them the best..
    What are they doing in the han river anyway? Isn’t that the place for the bad guys in k dramas to meet and plan something evil? Hehehe..don’t mind me.. I am just still confused..

    • HAHA, I think I heard about how the Han river is ‘cursed’ in dramas, being the place of bad things, like break up and plot evil schemes etc, but guess it’s not like that here, phew! πŸ™‚

      • On a warm April evening, I was strolling by the Han river for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Right there before my eyes, I spotted 3 couples on a staircase; one to the right at the bottom, one to the left in the center and another one to the right up the stairs, leaving each couple their own intimacy. That was so cute. So this comes as no surprise that even celebs get to date in the area.

  12. I’m sooo happy for him! I like Yoona, she’s a nice girl. And they would make a cute couple!

    omg my Seunggi yaaaaaaa! Now I need a cameo in PMI! or them on stage together!

  13. T_T nooooooooooooooo

    I mean….. Im a confusion of emotions right now. Happy that SG has finally found love but unsure if I should be happy it had to be with Yoona. Devastated because now SG is taken from my fantasy T_T i wish my 2014 have to begin this way.

    All the best Seung Gi-ya and may Yoona prove to be the right one for you.

    *cries walking away

    • Oh god my response is similar to yours….oppa I’m happy for you but wae πŸ™ you deserve it but…I love you (sighs and crying on my pillow)
      You worked so hard and I know you were lonely and I want you to be happy…;(
      Yoona, you better keep my oppa happy!!!

    • If there is someone lucky? It’s both of them! LSG is lucky because he gets to get the girl in his dream whom is also known as the goddess of korea. A lot of men liked SNSD Yoona because of her pleasing personality, looks and talent. On the other hand, Yoona is lucky because she gets a worthy and trustful man. Don’t speak about Money because both of them earns A LOT! Yoona makes the most in SNSD, And LSG makes a lot too because of Dramas , CF’s, MC’s, and concerts like yoona. Sones! Fighting!

    • haha same here!

      And now that the news is confirmed, we have a new-generation power couple to match Rain and Kim Tae-hee. (think about it, it’s the nation’s favourite sun with the It-girl and most popular member of the Nation’s Girl Group). I’m thrilled, personally.

  14. OMG!!!!!!!!!!
    I’m so shocked! They are the last 2 ppl I thought would date but it kinda makes sense since they are both Korea’s beloved son and unni so they both conscious of their image. I wish them all the. Best
    wishes to them and their relationship.

  15. This one totally came out of left field for me. I thought SNSD girls have some sort of ban on not dating (or maybe not get caught dating/confirming that they’re dating?)? Not too sure about that… Bet this will break a lot of fanboys’ and fangirls’ hearts! Haha, but I always thought LSG would go for an older woman, but that’s because of his song, but still, really really surprised!

  16. Don’t mind me the cynist, but I think all these celebrities date way before they make it public.
    Just like Miss Koala said, even the breakups are all staged.

    I think they’ve probably been dating for longer than the dates they are giving us.
    I understand all the “staging” though, it all has to do with protecting their images and careers.

    Good luck to them!

  17. What? I mean, huh? Oh. Boy! Woohoo!!! That last paragraph cracked me up! The Nation’s King and the Prime Minister’s Wife ha ha ha! Love it!!!

  18. LOL @ Korea’s king dating the Prime Minister’s wife. I literally just finished The King 2 Hearts today, so my head’s already chock-full of enough LSG to last me weeks. And then… this? I’m speechlessly shell-shocked.

    Best wishes to the new couple! I’ve been meaning to tune into Prime Minister and I; maybe this’ll be the impetus. :’)

  19. I said in one of my earlier posts that I really wanted a huge dating outing in the last day of 2013 just to go out full circle. In my part of the world, it’s still December 31, so this is like fate playing some awesome game with me LOL.

    I am SO effin shocked. This is the most unexpected news, what a bomb – what an explosion. Dispatch is just… ah~mazing haha. Loved them together in SH and in the many appearances they’ve done. They’re both so down to earth and sincere, and so A-listers in their own field – what a perfect couple!

    The netizens have been pouring praises and gushing about them everywhere in Nate. It’s also great to see SM accepting the fact rather than going the friends/sibling route. Says a lot about Seung-gi’s image that this is the first time they’ve ever accepted a dating ‘scandal’ for any of their girls. Congratulations to the new/old-ish couple lol. Hope they remain loyal and in-love for a really really long time!

    Happy new year everyone – 2014 is out with a bang! πŸ˜›

    • @Emil – I’m shocked, too, but in a good way – they couldn’t have chosen more perfectly, if they were going to out themselves as publicly dating for the first time ever. And SM must be ok with it, because normally they NEVER confirm their idols to be dating, I have no doubt that Seung-gi and Yoona’s respective popularity is what allowed them to do it.

      And I’ll join you in congratulating them, they will make a great new power couple indeed, and long may they date!

  20. How come we never hear ha ji win dating anyone? She is so gorgeous and has a great personality. Where are the eiligible bachelors?

  21. Well, i think it is a nice match. Did so much digging into her since i started PM & I. She seems to be conservative like him in personality, no scandal or whatsoever. She refused to do twitter or instagram despite the pressure from fans. She has the respect of entertainers due to her being humble and nice. She just gets a lot of bashing for being the face of SNSD. Didn’t LBS himself said that she is someone who has been brought up well ? I guess they both fit well. Its still at young stage. I hope it goes well for them. Btw, the dispatch article is cute. They never date pass 1 am and poor couple only date in a car as they live with their parents.


    What?! Finally?! I totally remember that Strong Heart episode when Seunggi was like yes I like Yoona and he was constantly teased for it. OMG OMGOSMGOSDNVs!!!!! I’m SO happy!!!!

  23. I was kind of rooting for Sandara and Seung GI but oh well you can’t be choosy plus they are a good couple…i’m starting to like Yoona anyway so this is kind of an awesome news to me. Congratulations to the new couple…may you guys have an awesome relationship today and in the future! Happy New Year to you all!!

  24. It is indeed a good news…What a great way to start the year…I am really happy to hear that these korean stars are courageous enough to tell the world that it is okay to fall in love and not hide it to people :)….I am just wondering who will be the next couple…..gd and dara maybe?

  25. I’m actually more surprised puppy is dating than the fact that he’s dating yoona. Both individually are clearly loved by the nation, so i hope there’s no backlash. No point in judging whether or not the two look or work good together, just that they’re both youngsters who are finally able to do normal things that normal people do on a daily basis. These entertainers always seem so dam busy i wonder how they find the time to date.
    I’m always up for actors in k-ent to date, because i’m open for them to experience love and growth — and i think often times that can be reflected in their acting. So date all ya want peeps, i’m just glad k-ent is (slowly but surely) starting to open up with their dating lives.

  26. happy for them, but hopefully i will read here soon about YEH dating now thats the news I’m hoping to read soon! And hopefully to one of those awesome good looking actors! Hyun Bin maybe? haissst just hoping and dreaming but it would be great though lol! or Kang Ji hwan?

  27. Wow. I bet all yoonas fanboys are all dying from jealousy towards seunggi because i remember back in strong heart days seunggi was just like other fanboy. what a lucky guy for getting his dream girl. I am happy for both of them.
    And regarding seunggi being smart, yoona is smart too and perseverance that leads her where she is today with her career. And you know maybe this smart guy can see through her true charm without her being too intellectual. And thats what make him fall for her.
    Imagine their babies guys, their babies would be beauty omg. Im not thinking too far but you know they both are so good looking!

  28. What a way to start New Year! Actually I’m pretty indifferent towards both of them so this is a surprise but not a nuclear bomb to me, haha! Congrats to them for being a happy couple.

  29. So shocked, oh myyy

    Well I’m really loving Yoona after PMAI, so I’m happy for both of them.

    It seems as though Korea are reacting EXTREMELY positively!

  30. The heart has reason that reason only knows. I think its being judgmental to base love on intelligence. We do lots of stupid things when we are in love. I think its great that those two people are dating and we should give them our support and understanding. Its a New Year after all. Love, love, love, people!!!!

  31. Congrats! Not a fan of either one but am happy for them nonetheless πŸ™‚

    So who’s up next? Maybe they will give us triple news like happened in c-ent. Hope YEH getting married πŸ™‚ anything can happen.

  32. Same goes to me, if the news broke about one year ago, I might be ranting. But seeing her broken her shell as an actress may change me now, I’m okay with them now. Now dear Yoona, make our smileboy happy!!

  33. For once, I am VERY surprised that SM even confirmed this relationship. I guess they liked SeungGi and the fact that he’s so well mannered and liked by the public, it helped. I’m very happy for them. I think GeumBum couple really open up the radar for other young couples in the K-entertainment industry to be more open and for agencies not to deny anything. But man, how do they manage to “date”!? Their schedule is effing crazy…I’m happy that they’re able to pull it off!

  34. Just be happy for both of them :-).both succeed in their career,so they are perfectly compatible..they have a long way to go though.LSG is 27 now and haven’t go to MS yet n Yoona is 24 n still with SNSD.Maybe they will have to wait for 8 yrs to get married??he..he.,hope it will be sooner than that πŸ˜‰ same goes to MGY n KB…..

  35. As much as I am a diehard Yoona fan, it is safe to say that had not Yoona improved acting wise, we’d see the occasional ‘How can an actor date an idol with crappy acting?” comment. I was really surprised as I never pegged Yoona to even date until SNSD disbands, but well, everyone needs love, eh? And Seung Gi is such a sweetie too.

  36. OMG! I’m soooo happy for both of them! What a cute, cute couple. Booksmart heodang Seunggi and streetsmart quick-witted Yoona. Seunggi has been saying she’s his ideal type for freaking FOUR years, it’s really nice to know that he’s finally dating his dream girl. As for Yoona, I’m happy she gets such a perfect catch lol.

    Also, the bit about their “Cinderella Date” is so precious. No wonder even hard-to-please k-netizens give this couple their blessing! Last long and be happy for a long long time, you two~!

    /brb watching all those Strong Heart episodes where everyone teased Seunggi-Yoona to hook up already

  37. this was clever “What a scandal Korea’s King Dating The Prime Ministers Wife” LMAO!!!

    in regards to them dating… thumbs up for me… but i worry about their fans… some fangirls are…. (shuts my mouth/fingers)….

  38. I’ve just started watch King 2 Heart like a week ago, started to be a LSG fan, and then this news came.
    OMG, it really makes me shocked.
    But what can I say? I love Yoona, she’s a gorgeous girl.
    And it’s really difficult to deny that they do look good together.
    Congratulation for LSG and Yoona, I wish the best for your happiness.

    • From soompi:

      After completing his recent drama, β€œGu Family Book,” Lee Seung Gi was asked about his enlistment plans during an interview, to which he answered, β€œI am definitely going.”

      He said, β€œThe reason why I keep holding back on talking about this matter is because, even though I keep thinking that I should go soon, there are many problems such as advertisement contracts and others.”

      Lee Seung Gi continued, β€œSo when all of those things get organized, I will pinpoint an exact date and that’s when I want to tell everyone. It’s a bit difficult to tell you the exact time right now,” and β€œI will definitely go as a full-time active service soldier.”

  39. god… this might make me a horrible person but i hope this ends soon… or else i might just literally die inside… my yoona, my goddess has been swept up by the one guy who has repeatedly confessed his love for her

  40. This is scary. I was watching hanbam today and there was a cut scene from last year’s interview where he named her “again” as his ideal girl. That is like 4 years in a row and he finally got the girl. I mean that is persistent but also scary.

    • he actually changed his ideal type to Ha Jiwon for awhile and then didn’t mention any names. He’s not stalking her or something lol. Yoona (and him too) have been ideal for a lot of people. I never thought much of it because they are safe choices, but I guess he was honest in his answer.

      • and for the record, she’s picked him as well and over taecyeon once on strong heart.

  41. Congrats to yoona and lee seung gi. Cute couple indeed. hope they last for long time. But surprised the blogger said Kim tae here is “A-list” actress. LOL she aint there yet. people in her korea always criticizing her for mediocre/bad acting.

  42. Hi, I am new here. I just finished The King 2 Hearts and ended to like HJW and LSG. Even, my crazy thought hope they can date for a real. However, LSG has just loved and dated Yoona…chukae.

    For Ockoala, I always read your thought on the king 2 hearts recap. I like it. Thanks and sorry if I disturb.

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