Everyone loves fairy tale romance. And when this romance transcends towards K-drama celebrities, fans can’t help but rejoice with happiness. Well with Valentine’s being this close, Son-Ye-Jin and Hyun Bin, two of the most loved South Korean actors announced an important milestone in their fairy tale romance.
Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin announced their engagement on Instagram on Thursday. The couple aired on South Korean television and Netflix in 2019. The two appeared in the worldwide successful K-drama Crash Landing on You, which became one of the country’s most-watched drama series.
Son portrayed Yoon Se-ri, a trendy heiress and entrepreneur who appears out of nowhere in the life of Hyun’s character, Ri Jeong Hyeok, a dedicated North Korean military soldier and the son of a high-ranking official. The two meet on the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which divides the two Koreas, after a fortunate paragliding accident, and eventually fall in love.
The couple’s connection spilled over into real life, to the pleasure of the show’s fans, and they are now ready to marry soon after going public with their love in early 2021.
Son took to Instagram to announce the news
“I thought long and hard about how to convey this tale since it’s an important one,” Son wrote alongside a photo of a petite ivory-white bridal gown on Instagram (translated from Korean). She wrote that she had met someone she wanted to spend the rest of her life with without mentioning Hyun’s name. “Yes, it’s him… It happened so naturally… But, isn’t that destiny?” “Please help us celebrate the beginning of our future,” she added.
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Hyun sent a statement through his agency, VAST Entertainment & Media, an hour later. “Jeong Hyeok and Se-ri, who worked together in a show, are about to take their first step together,” Hyun said in the Instagram post, referring to their characters’ names.
“Some might have guessed it already. Yes, I have made an important decision to get married, and am about to carefully step into the second phase of my life.
“She always makes me smile and I promised her that we’d spend time together in the days ahead,” he added, posting a close-up picture of the two holding hands and a handwritten version of what appeared in the accompanying caption.
Son and Hyun have a fanbase across the globe
Son and Hyun are two of South Korea’s most well-known performers, with worldwide power among luxury businesses seeking to enter rich Asian markets. Hyun was named brand ambassador for Swiss watchmaker Omega and Tom Ford Beauty, while Son worked in advertisements for Italian fashion label Valentino.