THE SHIP HAS SAILED — Fans are having mixed reactions over the news released by different media outlets such as Soompi and KoreaBoo that “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” actors Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk are finally dating in real life.
Because of their on-screen chemistry, fans wanted the two to really date each other. Hence, dating rumors started as they were seen together multiple times even after the series.
But the rumors have gotten way out of control when Lee Sung Kyung accidentally posted a photo of a man whose with her during Coldplay’s concert in Seoul, Korea.
Many believed that, based on the man’s clothes, it was Nam Joo Hyuk. This caused uproar online which resulted to the actress deleting the photo. But the fans who were in the venue assured that the #SwagCouple were really together.
According to Soompi, some reports claim that the pair have been dating for approximately five months after getting closer through filming MBC’s “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo.” Then, the two reportedly became a couple after filming ended.
The pair have not yet released their comments about the issue but their label YG Entertainment has published a statement addressing the dating rumors. “We will give out an official statement after we check what the actors say regarding the dating rumors,” they told the media.
However, Dispatch Korea released photos revealing and ‘confirming’ that Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk are on dates as early as 2016. And, to say the least, the crowd went wild.
“Lee Sung Kyung (26) and Nam Joo Hyuk (23) are current in a relationship. From being really close actor friends, they have now become a couple. We, Dispatch, discovered them on a date.”
— Dispatch (via KoreaBoo)
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Despite their super thick disguises and their faces hidden in photos, the very distinct feature that leads to the two actors are their long legs and same bucket hats.
On April 24, YG Entertainment confirmed the relationship of the two despite the existing “dating ban” in the company.
“We have checked with Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk, and we were told that the two, who were close friends since their modeling days, recently started seeing each other with good feelings.”
— YG Entertainment (via Allkpop.com)
The models-turned-actors recently starred in MBC’s “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” which ended last January. Prior to that, they were also co-stars in tvN’s “Cheese in the Trap” as well.
You can watch “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” soon on ABS-CBN.
Congratulations to the swag couple!