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4 Korean Love Teams Who Became Real-Life Couples

It's every shipper's dream come true!

For every Korean drama fan who loves to root for their idols’ love life, nothing compares to the satisfying feeling of seeing your OTP (One True Pairing) become reel-to-real lovers. 

Throughout the years, many K-drama couples have definitely tugged our heartstrings. Maybe there’s something about being on a K-drama set that we don’t know about, but it seems like more and more Korean love teams are falling in love on the set these days. (Read: The Best Korean Dramas for You To Watch)

My Pope Philippines takes a look into the undeniable chemistry of some K-drama couples who made their fans’ wishes come true with their real-life romance!

Real-Life Korean Couples: Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin

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Photos from Netflix and Son Ye-jin Instagram

Just as we enter the new year, K-drama fans are met with good news as media outlets revealed that Crash Landing On You’s Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin are a couple. (Read: 3 Korean Dishes to Relive Your Best K-Drama Moments)

The news broke on the early morning of January 1, and has since been confirmed by the stars’ respective managements, MStream Entertainment and Vast Entertainment. Turns out, the K-drama idols, who are both aged 38, have been dating for almost eight months now. According to a source close to the two, their relationship started around March— months after wrapping up the filming of Crash Landing On You

Real-Life Korean Couples: Eugene and Ki Tae Young

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Photos from MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) / AsianWiki and Soompi

Eugene and Ki Tae Young started their relationship through the K-drama Seeking Love in 2010. And with their then-newfound love, the couple took things further by tying the knot in 2011. In April 2015, the couple gave birth to their first daughter, Rohee, who was followed by their second child, Ro Run, in August 2018.  

Real-Life Korean Couples: Lee Chun Hee and Jeon Hye Jin

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Photos from SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System) and Cosmopolitan Korea / KissAsian

Despite their nine-year age gap, actor Lee Chun Hee and actress Jeon Hye Jin proved that love triumphs everything. Their love story started in the set of the K-drama Smile, You in 2009, and got married while expecting a child in 2011. (Read: The Cast of ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ Where Are They Now?)

Real-Life Korean Couples: Yeon Jung Hoon & Han Ga In

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Photos from Kdramalove.com and Donga.com DB

Actor Yeon Jung Hoon and actress Han Ga In are one of the couples who can prove the magic behind K-drama sets— they are now married for 15 years! They began dating in 2003 when they met on the set of Yellow Handkerchief, got married in 2005, and had their first child in 2016. Now that’s a lovely couple!

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