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Korea's Beauty and the Beast Couple, Kim Hye-soo and Yoo Hae-jin

2017/09/01 | Permalink | Source

One of the most popular and celebrated celebrity couples in South Korea was actress Kim Hye-soo and actor Yoo Hae-jin. They earned the nickname of "Beauty and the Beast Couple" couple in Korea and many people still wish for them to get back together after their 2011 breakup. Today, let's take a look at the time line of their relaitonship from meeting, to dating, to after their break-up based on a Sports Chosun article.

The two stars met in the movie, "Kick the Moon" back in 2001. Fast forward to five years later when they reunited in the legendary movie, "Tazza: The High Rollers". Their relationship escalated rather quickly. According to one entertainment reporter, they got close becaue they shared same interest - pets. Actress Kim Hye-soo had six puppies at the time and actor Yoo Hae-jin had a cat. As they talked about their animal friends, they got very close.

Also, Yoo Hae-jin has a great interest in art, and Kim Hye-soo was very much into painting at that time. Yoo Hae-jin helped and advised her in art here and there, which led to the couple falling in love.

Then, around 2007, a scandal rumor arose. There were many witnesses saying they saw Kim Hye-soo near Yoo Hae-jin's house or that they saw Kim Hye-soo showing up to Yoo Hae-jin's shooting set and so on. There was even a rumor circulated that the two would marry.

Finally, on January 1st, 2010, a date was captured by paparazzi. According to one source, their dates were all very secretive. Soon, they both moved within five minutes driving distance from each other and Yoo Hae-jin started to join in Kim Hye-soo's family gatherings.

One of the entertainment section reporter stated, "I actually saw them once. I had gotten a call that they were watching a movie together, so I snuck to the movie theater and waited for them to come out. When the movie was finished, Yoo Hae-jin came out first, in casual t-shirt and jeans. However, Kim Hye-soo's style was on whole another level with her white one-piece dress matched with an army jacket, radiating sexiness. They exited about five minutes apart from each other, probably trying not to be noticed".

The news of the birth of Korea's Beauty and the Beast couple at first made everyone confused and curious. Public sentiment was that they were an odd couple, but people were happy for them and decided that they suited each other with their classy mindsets.

The two broke up in 2011, ending their three-year relationship. There were many rumors behind their break up as some talked about how Kim Hye-soo was all for a marriage but Yoo Hae-jin wasn't ready for a marriage, or their personalities were too different; Kim Hye-soo seems very extroverted whereas Yoo Hae-jin seems quite introverted. The official statement released by the press read that they weren't spending much time together because of their busy schedules and that their relationship ended naturally.

We will never know the true reason behind their break-up, but it was surely a sad moment for all when we heard the news. Even after their break-up, they are still one of the most popular celebrity couple of all time in South Korea because of their classy, adult ways. It is said that even though their relationship ended, they still support and care for each other as best friends and there are many instances of their friendly encounters.

One of those would be Kim Hye-soo attending the VIP premiere showing for Yoo Hae-jin's new movie, "A Taxi Driver", on the 25th of last month to support him.

Also in the tvN awards in the beginning of this year, the two exchanged a friendly greetings as Kim Hye-soo put her hand on Yoo Hae-jin's shoulder when she saw him and Yoo Hae-jin placed his hand on hers. When the moment was sighted, the audience at the awards and the internet went a little wild at how cute they still are.

When an interviewer at one Blue Dragon Film Awards asked Yoo Hae-jin who was the most beautiful actress of the night, he immediately answered, "Kim Hye-soo, of course".

It is truly a beautiful relationship these two have, especially considering how most of the couples who have broken up tend to be angry at or avoid each other. Personally, I'm still waiting for this beautiful couple to get back together one day, but even if that does not happen, my wish is for them to find happiness in their lives that they both deserve.

By Lily Lee

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