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When we think of the South Korean entertainment industry, Lee Min Ho is one of the first names that pops up in our minds right away. The Korean superstar is undeniably very charming, and ladies all over the world are fans of his handsome look. Lee Min Ho has been in the South Korean showbiz since the 2000s and has ruled the hearts of many for over two decades now. He rose to fame with the K-drama, Boys Over Flowers, and has been in the leading role in some of the blockbuster dramas such as The Heirs, The King: Eternal Monarch, and The Legend Of The Blue Sea.
The 36-year-old actor’s fans are always eager to know about the love life of their ‘Oppa’. Being the most eligible bachelor in the South Korean showbiz, he surely does fuel romance rumours every now and then. Recently, there have been speculations that he might tie the knot with his The King: Eternal Monarch co-star, Kim Go Eun, but we don’t know for sure. What we do know is that the Hallyu heartthrob was able to steal the hearts of South Korea’s three most beautiful actresses, who are termed as ‘Nation’s first love’.
Bae Suzy, Son Ye Jin, and Jun Ji Hyun are the three leading actresses from Hallyu, who are often termed as the ‘Nation’s first love’. And why won’t they be? All three of them are some of the most beautiful and elegant ladies in the showbiz. And what’s more intriguing is that all three of them have a common link with the Hallyu superstar, Lee Min Ho. He was able to win the hearts of all three of them. But here’s a twist. As per a report by KBIZoom, while Bae Suzy and Lee Min Ho have dated in real life, the other two actresses, Son Ye Jin and Jun Ji Hyun hearts were captured by him on the screen.
On March 23, 2015, South Korean news outlet, Dispatch released a report stating that Lee Min Ho and Bae Suzy had been dating for almost two months. The report cited their similar flight patterns and revealed that they had gone to Europe together. Following the report, both Lee Min Ho's agency, Starhaus Entertainment, and Bae Suzy's agency, JYP Entertainment, confirmed their relationship. However, on November 16, 2017, JYP Entertainment announced that the couple had broken up after being together for three years, citing personal reasons. Despite their breakup, media outlets reported that they remained good friends.
Lee Min Ho and Son Ye Jin collaborated for the 2010 romcom, Personal Taste. Lee Min Ho played the lead male character, ‘Jeon Jin Ho’, who was not only handsome but also acted honourably with the people in his life, especially with Son Ye Jin's character, ‘Park Kae In’. This drama is refreshing and heart-fluttering, as Lee Min Ho's character is a no-nonsense guy who gradually falls in love with Son Ye Jin's character. At first, she plays a clumsy and simple-minded woman, but eventually, she matures with his help. Their on-screen chemistry is natural and warm, making them one of the most-love K-drama pair.
In the 2016 romcom, The Legend Of The Blue Sea, Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun starred in the leading roles. The story follows Jun Ji Hyun's character, a mermaid named ‘Shim Cheong’, who travels to Seoul in search of the human man she loves, ‘Heo Joon Jae’ played by Lee Min Ho. As she adapts to life on land, the two embark on a romantic journey filled with obstacles to overcome. The Legend Of The Blue Sea is a beautiful love story with a fantasy twist, showcasing elements of romance, humour, and drama. This drama was a huge success with soaring ratings.
As of now, the actresses, Son Ye Jin and Jun Ji Hyun are both living happy married lives. Son Ye Jin got married to Hyun Bin in March 2022, and they welcomed their first son at the end of the same year. Meanwhile, Jun Ji Hyun tied the knot with her non-celebrity husband, CEO Choi Joon Hyuk, in 2012 and they already have two sons. As for Bae Suzy, her current relationship status is assumed to be single.
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