Who said men and women can’t be friends?
The following male celebrities flaunt their close friendships with members of the opposite sex, shrugging off the inevitable dating rumors that follow. Many of them aren’t even bothered by such rumors, having been friends so long that fans and reporters have accepted the nature of the relationship.
When it comes to male celebrities with tons of female friends, Super Junior’s Kim Heechul is the name of the game. Not only is he close with the women at his own agency, SM Entertainment (including but not limited to Red Velvet’s Yeri, Sulli, and Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon), he is also friends with female idols from all over like EXID’s Hani, TWICE’s Momo (they filmed a music video together with Min Kyung Hoon), AOA’s Seolhyun, and the members of GFRIEND (he also filmed a music video with Yerin).
He has a particularly close sibling-like relationship with Taeyeon and a friendship of 14 years with singer-turned-actress Son Dambi.
Lee Kwang Soo’s close friendships with many actresses makes him a frequent target for jokes on his longtime variety show “Running Man.” Despite his castmates joking about his penchant for falling in love too fast, in reality the actor doesn’t let complicated emotions like romance get in the way of true friendship. Some great examples come from “Running Man” itself, where he has a bicker/banter, brother/sister relationship with castmate Song Ji Hyo and a budding relationship with new member Jun So Min.
Despite his reputation as a playboy on “2 Days & 1 Night,” Jung Joon Young is friends with a lot of women in surprising places! Singer Lee Jung Hyun, despite being several years older than him, is so close with him to the point that she agreed to appear on the show with him during a female friends special. He is also close friends with the actress Go Eun Ah.
This actor, known for his good manners and kind personality, is pretty much friends with everyone no matter their gender. Despite his sky-high profile lately, which might make any other star cautious about appearing in public with friends of the opposite sex, Park Bo Gum is always open to snapping photos with his former co-stars and friends.
Although this star counts many women among his friends, this doesn’t stop the rumor mill from constantly linking him romantically with them. He is close with his fellow singers like IU (they collaborated together on “Palette”), Suzy, the former members of 2NE1, and BLACKPINK’s Jennie, while also counting actors Kim Hee Sun, Angelababy, and Lily Rose among his friends.
What other male celebrities are known for being social butterflies?