As we enter the fanciful season of spring, love has bloomed along with the flowers. There are dating rumors flying all over the place and quite a few official announcements as well. Here are just a few!
Han Jae-suk & Park Sol-mi
We just wailed about poor Han Jae-suk never getting the girl, but no more! Han Jae-suk and Park Sol-mi met while filming Merchant Kim Man-deok and fell in love for realsies. There was a wave of reports at the end of last year that the two had broken up, and Park’s agency even admitted that it was true. Han’s agency quickly denied that allegation, stating that the two were still happily together. Uh, maybe check with your actor/actress before making any press releases? In any case, the two announced a while back that they were getting married in April. With their wedding right around their corner, they released several loooovely photos from their wedding photoshoot. *swoon*
Yoon Kye-sang & Honey Lee
Now this one was a bit of a surprise, because I can’t recall the two ever doing any project together… but everyone knows everyone and is friends with friends of everyone in the entertainment industry – and especially in the small K-ent world – so I suppose nothing should ever be a “surprise.” (Just one of their mutual friends: Gong Hyo-jin, whom you recall did Pasta with Honey Lee and Best Love with Yoon Kye-sang.) I still remember when Honey Lee first hit the news with her Miss Korea/Universe run – an auntie (mom’s friend) called to tell my mom that the girl in the news was their friend’s daughter. LOL. Happy dating!
Jung Suk-won & Baek Ji-young
Sorry, whitecarrot, your faceless bod man is gonna be off the market come June. The two just announced today that they are getting married after two years together. There was a lot of talk towards the end of last year about the two breaking up, and Baek Ji-young recently said on talk show Thank You that she had no thoughts of marriage – the two were on different paths. A lot of the rumors had to do with Jung Suk-won not discussing his relationship, but he recently opened up in a TV interview about his continued respect and love for her. Baek Ji-young, for her part, sent an adorable video message to her physically and mentally drained boyfriend, who was doing a stint on the Survivor-like show Law of the Jungle. She has gone through some really tough times, all glaringly documented by the media, and I’m happy for her that she found a man willing to look past those things. Cougar town rawr!
Seo Ji-suk & Mystery Bride-to-be
And we bid goodbye to another one. Seo Ji-suk is getting married in May to his girlfriend of 1 year, who is a florist and not fair game for the K-ent world. He was everyone’s beloved Chief Park in Pure 19 (or Sweet 19 or Pure Love 19 or whatever translation you can devise) with the adorable Goo Hye-sun. Congratulations!
Yoo Eun-sung & Kim Jung-hwa
CCM (contemporary Christian music) singer Yoo Eun-sung is marrying actress Kim Jung-hwa this fall. I still remember Kim Jung-hwa in her adooorable role as Ma Young-hee in Snow White. Oh good times. The two met while working on Hello, Agnes, a book about Kim Jung-hwa’s trip to visit her ‘daughter’ Agnes, a young African girl who has AIDS. Yoo and Kim are also both ambassadors for KHFI, an organization dedicated to fighting hunger. Wishing this sweet, heartwarming couple much happiness.