Unlike Hollywood celebrities, in general, South Korean celebrities are not always able to freely make love with anyone without worrying about being blasphemed by fans.
Many Korean celebrities hide their love stories, even if they are dating fellow celebrities or other famous people. The main reason is fear of being left by fans.
If it is already go public Even with their relationship, there are trials that hit Korean artist couples. Examples of some of the pairs below.
1. Shin Min-ah and Kim Woo-bin
The struggle of the two of them in a relationship is quite heavy, you know, Bela.
Starting with Woo-bin who is called too soon move on after breaking up with Dior model Yoo Ji-ah and confirming dating Min-ah in July 2015.
After that, two years after announcing their relationship, Woo-bin was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer. This he said made Min-ah decide to take a break from acting to take care of her lover. According to reportsKBIZoomMin-ah often accompanied Woo-bin to the hospital.
When the actor was declared cured of cancer, then Min-ah returned to acting and her latest project is Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha. Rumors are circulating that the two will soon get married this year.
2. Rain and Kim Tae Hee
Now, the two of them became one sweetheart couple whose relationship is made relationship goals by many fans. However, the beginning of their relationship can be said to be quite heavy.
The Korean celebrity couple, who started dating secretly in 2012 after filming a commercial together, received criticism from the public in 2013. The reason was that Tae Hee was spotted dating Rain while his lover was serving in the military. As a result, the K-pop star was sentenced to seven days in prison.
But after that, society seems to have started to forgive their actions and instead make them as idol couples of many people. Married in 2017, the two now have two children.
3. Big Bang’s Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin
Fans of Korean actors and actresses have nothing to do with fans of K-Pop idols. They can be very protective and many don’t want their idols to have a boyfriend. That’s why K-Pop idols don’t want to share their love life.
Well, that’s what happened with the love story between Taeyang and Hyo-rin who works as a model. “If I’m in a relationship with a non-celebrity, I think I can talk more about our relationship more openly. But, because he is an idol and loved by so many fans, I try to be more careful,Hyo-rin said as reported by KoreanBoo.
After a brief break-up, the two finally got married in February 2018 in a private ceremony. After that, Taeyang and Hyo-rin had to be in an LDR because of their husband who had been in the military for more than a year.
In December 2021, the two announced the birth of their first child, a boy. Congratulations!
4. Hyuna and Dawn
The artist couple who both work as Korean idols have just announced their engagement in early February 2022. But, that doesn’t mean the relationship between the two is as smooth as a toll road, you know.
When Hyuna announced her relationship with Dawn on Instagram in 2018, the K-Pop world was immediately excited. The reason is because there has never been a Korean idol couple who openly admits they are dating.
Not long after, Hyuna’s agency, Cube Entertainment, announced that the singer’s contract had been terminated. Dawn who at that time was still a rapper in the K-Pop group, Pentagon, was also fired from the same agency and left the group.
This equally eccentric couple is not discouraged. They keep trying to exist and finally in 2019, Hyuna and Dawn joined P Nation, Psy’s label. Apart from being a soloist, they recently released their first duet EP entitled “1+1=1“. Recently, Hyuna and Dawn announced their engagement.
5. Jung Suk-won and Baek Ji-young
For this one couple, their love story is full of struggles from the beginning of dating until after marriage.
Actor Jung Suk-won and singer Baek Ji-young faced strong opposition when announcing their relationship in 2011 due to the large age difference of nine years. Suk-won was 26 years old at the time, while Ji-young was 35.
Those who oppose the relationship of this Korean celebrity couple are not only from fans, but also from their respective families. “My husband’s family was against it and so was my family. Due to our age difference, it is understandable that there will be a lot of oppositionsaid Ji-young.
Even so, after two years of dating the two finally got married and had a daughter born in 2017. Well, in 2018 another trial hit the couple, namely Suk-won was arrested on suspicion of using drugs, which he later admitted.
Despite facing various challenges, their relationship remains strong and has never been hit by bad news until now.
Those were 5 Korean celebrity couples who had a difficult love journey, but were able to face it together. A valuable relationship usually does face many challenges. Have you ever felt it, Bela?