South Korean actor Hyun Bin and his on-screen partner in the hit K-drama Crash Landing On You, Son Ye-jin, have been dating for eight months, their agencies confirmed on Jan 1.
"The two have become intimate as co-stars and have developed such intimacy into a romantic one as lovers after the series concluded," said VAST Entertainment, the management of Hyun Bin, in a statement.
The two, who also worked together in the 2019 action film The Negotiation, had repeatedly denied dating rumours.
Rumours had particularly intensified during their co-starring on Crash Landing On You, the hit rom-com TV series that launched in December 2019, even followed by reports that the two were arranging a wedding.
The acknowledgement also came from Son's agency, including the fact that the relationship began in March, a month after the conclusion of the TV show.
Hyun and Son, both born in 1982, achieved global fame on both the small and silver screens of various genres.
Hyun rose to stardom in 2003 via the sitcom Nonstop 4 and became an Asian heartthrob by starring in My Lovely Sam-soon.
Success of romantic TV series Worlds Within and Secret Garden made him a globally published star, in addition to his relatively recent works that include Memories Of The Alhambra and Crash Landing On You.
Son emerged as the nation's "first love icon" via the films Lover's Concerto and The Classic.
Son earned acclamation from movie lovers by perfecting her role in films A Moment To Remember and The Last Princess.
She earned her place as a rom-com queen through multiple hit TV shows, including Something In The Rain and Crash Landing On You. – The Korea Herald/Asia News Network