After seemingly endless dating rumors, actress Son Ye Jin and actor Hyun Bin confirmed reports that they are dating, making the couple from the drama Crash Landing On You a reality.
For Dispatch’s new year tradition of revealing couples, they reported on the pair.
On January 1, Dispatch published a report claiming that the two stars have been dating for the past eight months—and that their relationship began after the conclusion of their hit drama “Crash Landing on You.” According to Dispatch, when the co-stars denied dating rumors multiple times in the past, they were telling the truth and were not, in fact, romantically involved at the time. However, a source close to Hyun Bin reportedly stated that around March 2020, the two developed romantic feelings for one another. The anonymous source commented, “I think that after the drama ended and they spent time apart, they began to miss each other.” Dispatch claimed that Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin met up several times to hang out with fellow actors following the end of “Crash Landing on You,” and during these get-togethers, they realized just how well-suited they were as a couple. They also reportedly bonded over their mutual love of golf. Along with its report, Dispatch published photos of Son Ye Jin getting into Hyun Bin’s car.
The best/worst part of this is the possibility that shippers/reporters actually sorta made them consider dating. Best because they’re together and worst cause now shipper delusions are fulfilled.
After their agencies said they’d check on the reports, VAST Entertainment and MS Team Entertainment both confirmed reports.
On January 1, Hyun Bin’s agency VAST Entertainment stated, “Actors Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin met through their projects, and after the end of their drama, their positive feelings towards one another developed into a romantic relationship.” The agency added, “We ask that you look warmly upon their relationship and cheer them on in the future.” Son Ye Jin’s agency MS Team Entertainment similarly confirmed, “The two of them got to know each other through their acting projects, and after the end of their drama, they developed an interest in each other and ended up dating.”
Hey, that’s cool for fans of the drama and the couple, and obviously they’re both gorgeous and all that. Just hope it ends better than Song-Song.
Still, I don’t think that’s the reason a lot of people are surprised, as it was kind of common to believe Son Ye Jin was gay. There was a relatively notorious blind item from 2013 that had a lesbian love triangle situation, then there was a 2015 quote she gave about having a ‘homosexual disposition’ that sure read like her hinting at it. Then the fact that she is 38 and never had a public relationship before, and the rumors kinda snowballed from there.
Granted, this relationship doesn’t necessarily prove anything as bisexuality is a thing and I doubt she could feel comfortable in Korea being an out celebrity. But certainly my first reaction was surprise that she was in a public relationship and that it was with a man. Well, regardless, no reason to not just take it at face value.
Either way, Son Ye Jin later confirmed it personally on Instagram.
It’s a new year.
Appearing in front of all of you with news about my personal life rather than work-related news for the first time, I wonder why I feel so embarrassed..
Yes, that’s how it turned out..^.^
I’m not sure what I should say, but I thought I should at least say something to all of you..
It feels very awkward and strange..^^;
I’m thankful to have been able to meet a good person, and I’ll work hard to tend [the relationship] with care…
The love and support that all of you give me, I’m always keeping it in my heart.. I hope there will be many good things in the new year. Be healthy. Ppyong.
Best of luck to the couple.