The Ri-Ri couple from hit Korean series “Crash Landing on You” has turned their onscreen romance into a real-life relationship.
Korean entertainment website Dispatch revealed on Friday that lead stars Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin are dating months after their K-drama wrapped up — keeping the secret away from their fans for eight months now. This was confirmed by their agencies on New Year’s Day based on statements sent to websites Soompi and Koreaboo.
“Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin formed a relationship through work which developed into lovers with good feelings after their drama ended,” Hyun’s agency, VAST Entertainment, said.
The actress also made their relationship Instagram official, posting a photo of a bouquet while sharing news about her personal life for the first time. She said addressing their relationship on social media — to her 3.5 million followers — feels “awkward and strange.” She wrote that she is thankful to have met a good person in Hyun Bin and she will work hard to take care of their relationship.
Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin, both 38, starred in the 2018 film, “The Negotiation.” They reunited in 2019 for the now-beloved series “Crash Landing on You,” where Hyun played Captain Ri Jeong-hyeok and Son as wealthy business heiress Yoon Se-ri, who crash-landed in North Korea’s portion of the demilitarized zone.
Several keywords related to the show and its two beloved stars trended in the Philippines on the first day of 2021. “Crash Landing on You” was the most-searched K-drama on Google Philippines in 2020.