This year, ships have sailed—a number of Korean celebrity relationships were announced and you bet their fans were over the moon. From a K-drama loveteam turned real-life couple to musicians who developed feelings for each other after a collab, 2021 is indeed a kilig-filled year.
Here are the 2021 Korean celebrity couples that were *revealed*:
1. Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin
ICYDK, January 1 is an ~important~ date for Hallyu fans. This is when the Korean media outlet Dispatch announces a new celebrity pair and for 2021, it's none other than Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin. The two have worked on two projects so far: The 2018 blockbuster film The Negotiation and the hit 2020 K-drama Crash Landing On You. Following the announcement of their relationship, Ye Jin took to Instagram and adorably said that she's "thankful to have been able to meet a good person." For a detailed timeline of their love story, click here.
2. BIGBANG's G-Dragon and BLACKPINK's Jennie
Although they haven't formally ~admitted~ their dating status, Dispatch reported on February 24 that BLACKPINK's Jennie and BIGBANG's G-Dragon have been in a relationship for a year. The site claimed that they would go on dates at GD's penthouse and Jennie's mom knows that they're seeing each other. Both K-pop idols are under YG Entertainment and are also brand ambassadors of Chanel.
3. Lee Seung Gi and Lee Da In
On May 24, Sports Kyunghyang has revealed that Mouse actor Lee Seung Gi and Alice star Lee Da In have been dating since the end of 2020. They both love playing golf, which resulted in their romantic feelings for each other. While most of their fans are happy about their relationship, some are against it: They've been saying that Da In will ruin Seung Gi's image because of her family's background.
4. Red Velvet's Joy and Crush
Red Velvet's Joy is a fan of hip-hop artist Crush, so just imagine how happy their fans were when their relationship was announced on August 23! In 2020, they collaborated on the song "Mayday" and in a YouTube broadcast, Crush said that his first choice for the track has always been Joy. They remained in touch even after the project was over and reportedly went on dates with their dogs.
5. Honey Lee
After the success of her recent drama One The Woman, Honey Lee's agency has confirmed on November 8 that she's in a relationship with a non-celebrity. They met through an acquaintance and have similar interests and mindsets. (via Soompi)
6. Son Dam Bi and Lee Kyou Hyuk
Singer-turned-actress Son Dam Bi (you've seen her as Choi Hyang Mi in When The Camellia Blooms) is currently dating former speed skater Lee Kyou Hyuk! The happy news was relayed last week and before they started dating, the two were good friends. Like Seung Gi and Da In, Dam Bi and Kyou Hyuk enjoy golf as a hobby.
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