Ah, K-Dramaland, a place where we can imagine ourselves going on all sorts of romantic escapades with our fictional boyfriends—whether it be walking under the rain (sharing one umbrella, of course) or having an intimate ramyeon date! But we're reminded every now and then that these characters are just that and the actors portraying them are real people with (gasps) real lives. You're probably all familiar with the protocol in the Hallyu world when it comes to announcing celebrity relationships, but we can't help but feel surprised every time a couple goes public. So as a refresher, here's a rundown of some of our fave K-drama actors who've chosen the married life (because they have every right to be happy, okay?!):
Married to: Kim Tae Hee
Idol-slash-actor Rain and K-drama queen Kim Tae Hee were one of the most popular couples of their generation when they first started dating in 2013. They then had the Hallyu wedding when they tied the knot in January 2017. Even if the couple remains very much public figures, they keep their personal lives—especially since they have two young daughters—as private and low-key as they can.
2. So Ji Sub
Married to: Jo Eun Jung
The My Secret Terrius actor went public with his relationship with TV presenter Jo Eun Jung in May 2019. On April 7, 2020, he announced that they were married in a quiet and intimate ceremony. Not much is known about the couple, but we do know they had an encounter in 2018 when Eun Jung got the chance to interview Ji Sub for an SBS program.
3. Ji Sung
Married to: Lee Bo Young
K-drama A-listers Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young's love story started all the way back in 2004. They both starred in the drama Save The Last Dance For Me and fell in love shortly after the show ended. But it took them three years to confirm their romance in 2007. They eventually got married in 2013 and now have two children: a girl and a boy!
4. Jo Jung Suk
Married to: Gummy
Versatile actor Jo Jung Suk and singer Gummy first met through an acquaintance and started dating in 2013. But it was only in 2015 that they went public with their relationship. The couple tied the knot in October 2018 and are currently expecting their first child.
5. Joo Sang Wook
Married to: Cha Ye Ryun
I got to be honest, these two are one of the sweetest couples ever! Like a lot of other Hallyu stars, Joo Sang Wook and Cha Ye Ryun met on the set of the 2015 drama Glamorous Temptation. They got into a relationship after their drama ended in 2016, tied the knot in May 2017, and now have a daughter. But what makes them different from other Korean celeb couples is that they actually post cute couple pics online! Case in point: San Wook's IG post above!
BONUS: Song Joong Ki
Previously married to: Song Hye Kyo
For some couples, marriage just doesn't work out for them and they end up parting ways. The wildly popular Song-Song couple made our hearts flutter on the top-rating 2016 drama Descendants Of The Sun. In October 2017, they fulfilled our fangirl fantasies and got married to each other. But in June 2019, Song Joong Ki filed for divorce from Song Hye Kyo. Shortly after the announcement was made public, Hye Kyo stated that the reason for their divorce is "differences in personality." The Song-Song divorce was finalized in July 2019.
* This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.