2016 wasn’t exactly a good year for many reasons, but there was still a lot of love going around in K-entertainment. Let’s take a look at the different types of celebrity couples announced in 2016 that made us cheer, made us cry, and made us all a bit of a romantic.
1. The couples who had been dating for a while before the news broke this year
Wonder Girls’ Yeeun and 2AM’s Jeong Jinwoon starting dating in 2014 while they were in the same agency, finding mutual passion for music in each other.
2. The couples that just got started
Kang Sora and Hyun Bin’s relationship was revealed to the public only two weeks in.
3. The couples that broke up this year
AOA’s Seolhyun and Block B’s Zico’s relationship started and ended this year.
JYJ’s Junsu and EXID’s Hani broke up in the latter half of this year after their relationship was revealed on 2016’s New Year’s Day.
It was revealed in July that long-time couple – T-ara’s Soyeon and Oh Jong Hyuk – broke up after six years together. A couple of months later, Soyeon was reported to be in a relationship with Japanese athlete Shota Tezuka.
4. The couples that surprised the public with marriage reports first, skipping the dating news
Moon Hee Jun and Crayon Pop’s Soyul unexpectedly announced that they were getting married, and they were recently spotted in a wedding photo shoot.
5. The couples that tied the knot
Ku Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun have become #relationshipgoals for many after their love story became public this year with news of their romantic relationship and marriage.
Jung Woo and Kim Yoo Mi, who had been dating for some time, tied the knot early this year.
6. The couples…well, just the lovely couples
Ma Dong Seok and Ye Jung Hwa is often seen as the “Beauty and the Beast” couple for Ma Dong Seok’s tough image and Ye Jung Hwa’s beautiful looks.
Lee Dong Hwi and Jung Ho Yeon are known as a very stylish couple, with Jung Ho Yeon being a model and Lee Dong Hwi having particular affection for fashion.
FTISLAND’s Lee Hong Ki and Han Bo Reum have been close friends and became closer through their passion for bowling.
Shin Ha Kyun and Kim Go Eun already had a close relationship as colleagues, and the pair got closer through their skin scuba diving club.
Lee Sang Yoon and Uee started dating early this year after meeting one another at a group meeting.
7. The couples who went from long-time friends/colleagues to lovers
Se7en and Lee Da Hae are long-time friends who naturally became lovers as they became sources of strength for one another during difficult times.
miss A’s Min and G.Soul knew each other even before their respective debuts, and they became closer since they both experienced hardships going back and forth from Korea to the United States.
EXO’s Kai and f(x)’s Krystal have known each other for about 10 years, having met in 2007 as trainees in SM Entertainment, and their romantic relationship reportedly began this spring.
8. The couples that met on set
Namgoong Min and Jin Ah Reum first met as director and lead actress when they filmed the movie “Light My Fire” last year.
Joo Sang Wook and Cha Ye Ryun filmed the 50-episode “Glamorous Temptation” drama together and after the drama ended, they started seeing each other.
Kim Joo Hyuk and Lee Yoo Young first met while working on the movie “Yourself and Yours” and overcame their 17-years age difference to become lovers.
Lee Sang Woo and Kim So Yeon starred in MBC’s weekend drama “Happy Home” and became a real couple.
Kim Gook Jin and Kang Soo Ji fell in love while filming the variety show “Burning Youth.”
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