These couples have shown us their chemistry on-screen, who would’ve thought that the romance goes on even after the shoot is done. Even though these couples are now broken-up, they have left a mark in their fans’ hearts.
Here are the Korean drama couples that became real-life lovers:
1. Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo
Everyone is familiar with the love story of between Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo also known as the SongSong couple. From being a love team turning into real-life couple increased the fan feels to a whole new level. Before the couple started filming their hit drama Descendants of the Sunway back 2015, Joong Ki was already declaring of being a fan of Hye Kyo’s talent and beauty.
He was able to meet her on the set of “That Winter, the Wind Blows in 2012” where he surprised his close friend Jo In Sung, who starred alongside her. In an interview with Hye Kyo, she reminisced their first meeting and shared how Joong Ki greeted her as his “sunbae” which is a Korean term for older workmates or colleagues. She also shared that they occasionally bumping into each other by coincidence at cafés right after.
Both the couple’s onscreen chemistry pushed the international popularity of their drama “Descendants of the Sun.” Their love team made the fans and viewers wish for them both to be a real-life couple since their chemistry is really over the top. Then the fans’ wish came true, not disappointing them, the couple broke the news of their relationship and engagement in July 2017.
Soon after the announcement of their relationship, Joong Ki and Hye Kyo got married on October 31, 2017. Their wedding was a splendid, star-studded event that gained worldwide attention.
Sad to say that just when the world was waiting for news of a SongSong baby, the couple broke the heart of their fans when Joong Ki filed for divorce in June 2017. And the actress’ agency responded to news of the divorce right after by sharing that differences in personality were the main reason behind the sad news. By July 22, the Seoul Family Court approved the couple’s divorce.
Although we can only think about theories on what went wrong, we cannot deny that both were in love.
2. Ahn Jae Hyun and Ku Hye Sun
The member of Boys Over Flowers Ku Hye Sun and the Cinderella with Four Knights star Ahn Jae Hyun met in the year 2015 while filming their K-drama series titled “Blood.” This medical-fantasy drama which was the first leading role of the actor made the viewers heart race over their onscreen chemistry in which the two stars portrayed doctors that were drawn to each other by fate.
After developing their feelings for each other while doing the project and dating for a year, the couple tied the knot in 2016. Showing how kind-hearted they are, the couple shocked the world with their generosity by donating a significant amount to the pediatric ward of Severance Hospital in Seoul instead of spending it on a big and grand wedding.
Now, the couple is already living their separate lives and are busy with each of their projects. Just recently Hye Sun released a novel about love and relationships entitled, Tears Are Heart-Shaped, while Jae Hyun has an ongoing drama “People With Flaws.”
3. Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young
When Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young admitted that they were in a relationship after the action K-drama City Hunter aired in 2011, fans were not shocked at all since it was shown how their eye flames when looking at each other in the drama series. It was very evident that they like each other. Statements from both their agencies released how both actors developed feelings for each other during the drama.
After 5 months of dating and being together they couple called it quits and their agencies shared the reason that busy schedules and the pressure made by paparazzi following them wherever they go were the main reasons for the split.