Once you fall into the K-drama hole, there’s simply no going back! Every episode brings out the hopeless romantic in each of us, hence we sometimes can’t help but wish for our favorite actors and actresses to end up together IRL. But just so you know, it’s not exactly an impossible feat—here, we list down five real-life couples who were plucked straight out of K-dramas. All in-demand endorsers and famous stars in their own right, each dreamy pair will make you want to step up your beauty game! (We can only imagine how gorgeous their children would be, tbh.)
Lee Min Ho and Suzy Bae
IMAGE The Face Shop, Innisfree
Lee Min Ho and Suzy Bae have been confirmed to be dating since 2015—in fact, marriage rumors are already floating around! In case you didn’t know, they’re not only popular K-drama stars (don’t tell us you haven’t watched Legend of the Blue Sea and Uncontrollably Fond yet), they’re also two of Korea’s most bankable faces that can make products fly off the shelves, especially for beauty brands. Suzy has been an endorser for The Face Shop for more than four years now, and Min Ho has recently appeared on Innisfree’s latest campaign images before his military enlistment.
Ahn Jae Hyun and Ku Hye Sun
The bubbly leading lady of Boys Over Flowers and the playboy plutocrat of Cinderella and Four Knights have an off-screen love story that will knock your socks off—the couple fell in love while working together on Blood, confirmed dating rumors shortly after, and then got married a year later. But before they became famous, both kicked off their respective careers by catching the industry’s attention as pretty faces: Hye Sun first gained popularity on the internet as an “ulzzang,” a Korean term which literally translates to “best face” or “good-looking” in English; Jae Hyun, on the other hand, started off as a fashion model and got a lot of traction for playing the "handsome delivery man" on a cable variety show.
Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung
IMAGE MBC/Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Speaking of couples who fell in love while filming a drama together, Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung are absolute #relationshipgoals! The stars of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo had their fans screaming their lungs out when the two confirmed they we’re dating two months ago. We’re betting they both love Messi (LOL), but apart from all the many things they have in common, they also both started out as models and made an acting debut as a supporting character before landing a lead role—we’re just glad they’re finally getting their well-deserved spots in the limelight!
Kim Woo Bin and Shin Min Ah
Kim Woo Bin and Shin Min Ah are no strangers in the K-drama land—both are certified Hallyu stars in their own right (The Heirs and Oh My Venus, anyone?). But even in the modeling industry, they are considered two of the most in-demand and highest paid commercial endorsers. In fact, it was during their shoot for a Giordano campaign where they first met and eventually fell in love. What a dreamy pair these two make!
Rain and Kim Tae Hee
True-blue K-drama fans would recognize this couple even from a thousand miles away—Rain is a successfully established international star and Kim Tae Hee is one of the most sought-after faces in the TV commercial industry (she’s known as Korea’s “CF Queen”). Not to mention, Full House and Stairway to Heaven will forever be our classic K-drama favorites! Who would have thought they’d eventually star in their own real-life love story? The two were dating for five years before getting married last January, and now they’re already expecting their first child.