The most recent episode of MBN’s “Furnace” was a special episode focusing on Gong Yoo, discussing rumors, unknown facts, and other stories about the famous actor.
One of the more interesting topics that came up is that Gong Yoo is related by marriage to fellow actor Kang Dong Won.
An interview that Kang Dong Won did back in 2007 was referenced as he had said, “Gong Yoo and I are related by marriage, and our families are quite close. Our grandfathers were friends from a young age, and they brought our families together.” It is said that being close friends, the two grandfathers decided their children should get married to each other, leading to this connection between the two actors.
Gong Yoo has also mentioned the familial ties in the past. On the day that Kang Dong Won enlisted in the military, Gong Yoo was holding an interview for his movie “Finding Mr. Destiny.” During the event, the actor stated, “He called me recently to tell me that he’s enlisting. I didn’t know the specific date, so I had no idea he was enlisting today. I feel bad that I didn’t buy him a meal before he left.”
The two are said to have learned of their family connections in 2004, and have since casually brought up the fact at various public events.
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