Gong Yoo’s Rumored Girlfriends, Wedding Rumors, and Love Life
Gong Yoo has been in the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. He has achieved a string of successful projects in recent years. Combined with the growing global mass appeal of South Korean popular culture, his fame has propelled across Asia and beyond. But, how come we haven’t heard about his love story yet? “Who’s his girlfriend?” or “Who were his past lovers?”. These questions are famous from the actor’s fans, and in this article, you may learn more about his rumored past romantic relationships.
Gong Yoo’s Rumored Past Lovers
Gong Yoo is known to be private when it comes to his personal life, especially his love life. He is well-known among fans as a bachelor who has no ‘real’ dating rumors surrounding him, so it is possible that he still has no girlfriend. However, according to several reports, Gong Yoo had some ex-girlfriends whom he met and developed feelings for while filming. The rumored girls are none other than Im Soo Jung and Yoo Eun Hye. Both of the girls were paired together for several projects with Gong Yoo before.
As for Im Soo Jung, they belonged to the same agency company. In a Korean magazine, pictures of Gong Yoo and Im Soo Jung wearing the same cap and walking happily somewhere on Jeju Island have been published which caused their romance rumors. “I’m lucky to have had Gong Yoo as my first romantic scandal. He is like a colleague to me and I’ve been getting along well with him for a long time”, Im Soo Jung reportedly said, stressing they are just friends.
Meanwhile, Yoon Eun Hye and Gong Yoo sparked dating rumors after they shared passionate, romantic, and lusty kissing scenes in dramas. Adding fuel to the fire, Yoon Eun Hye even said that the kisses she shared with Gong Yoo were the best in her life. A photo of them kissing was reportedly leaked on the Internet, but the two denied the rumors through their agency.
Gong Yoo’s Wedding Rumors
There were ridiculous rumors that started spreading that Gong Yoo and Jung Yoo Mi rented a hotel wedding hall and would be getting married. An internet post even specified a date and place of their wedding. The two are from the same label and were on Train to Busan together. However, their label denied the rumors and said, “The rumors that they’re getting married are completely false”.
Gong Yoo’s Ideal Types and Perspective on Marriage
Since he is a confirmed bachelor, there’s no doubt that most people who adore him wonder what characteristics he is looking for in a girl. In a TV interview, he revealed his ideal type of woman is different compared to what he liked when he was younger. “I used to like a woman who has her own unique style but now I prefer an ordinary woman”, he said. He also added that he probably cannot control anymore the kind of woman he will like. He further said that he likes someone who is a bit of a tomboy and not those innocent women as he finds them a bit boring.
Some fans also pointed out that Gong Yoo might have a crush on his Goblin leading lady, Kim Go Eun, as years before they worked together in the drama. In an interview, he mentioned he is interested in acting alongside the actress. Moreover, during their press conference, the actor had nothing but good praises for the young actress. “There are a lot of charming people. Kim Go Eun is charming. Maybe I’m getting old, but it makes me happy when I see people make their first appearances at Chungmuro (film festival) and take center stage. It makes me feel good,” the actor said. But, there was no further news about their romantic relationship because these are only some of the fans’ theories and speculations.
On the other hand, according to Insight Korea, Gong Yoo has admitted in the past that he was putting aside thoughts of marriage. However, in later interviews, Gong Yoo confessed that he kinda wanted to get married by the age of 40 and said, “I think it is important to have a life with a woman whom I love as an actor and also as a man. But, I have no fantasies about marriage. Married life is going to be hard at times, but I want to feel everything no matter how hard it is. I also wonder what it is like to see my baby who resembles me stare at me”.
And, in an interview for Train to Busan, he explained, “Someday, I will marry and become a father, but I should’ve already had 2 kids considering my current age. In fact, my friends are parents of elementary students, but despite my age, I am still very young (mentally). Just by what I see from others around me, I can tell that getting married, creating a family, and having kids are extremely difficult. I think that’s also why my younger, married friends seem more like brothers to me.”
Gong Yoo’s Advertisement List
Gong Yoo has been working as a brand model for various companies, including coffee, clothing brands, cosmetics, cars, and much more. But, according to an advertising industry insider, since his appearance in Goblin, advertisers started chasing him the moment his drama aired. The insider reports that just over the weekend since the airing, about 50 advertisers expressed their interest in the actor. After the second episode aired, even more advertisers called, which means approximately 60-65 brands contacted Gong Yoo.
In 2016, according to the analysis of The Korea Institute of Corporate Reputation, the highest brand worth for the period of July 11 to August 12 is Gong Yoo! Also in 2017, according to the Korea Corporate Reputation Research Center, the results of the male advertising model brand reputation survey indicated that Gong Yoo was the most sought out celebrity to represent several brands. In second place was Song Joong Ki, and in third place was Lee Sang Min.
|Year||Name of Company||Product Name||Kind||Co-Starring||Remarks|
|1999||태승트레이딩 (Taesung Trading)||스톰 (Storm)||Clothing|
|대현 (Daehyun)||스푼 (Spoon)||Clothing|
|유겐트어패럴 (Jugend Apparel)||ONG||Clothing|
|라미화장품 (Lamy Cosmetics)||라미 ZIO (Lamy ZIO)||Cosmetics|
|2001||새마을금고 (Saemaul’s Safe)||새마을금고 (Saemaul’s Safe)||Finance|
|OB 맥주 (OB Beer)||카스 (Cass)||Beverage|
|SK텔레콤 (SK Telecom)||SK 텔레콤 (SK Telecom)||Mobile Communication|
|2001-2002||크라운제과 (Crown Confectionery)||죠리퐁 (Jorifon)||Food|
|LG패션 (LG Fashion)||티피코시 (Tippi Koshi)||Clothing|
|2002||한국코카콜라 (Korea Coca Cola)||환타 (Fanta)||Beverage|
|2003||농심 (Nongshim)||신라면 큰사발 (Shinramyun Large Bowl)||Cup Ramen|
|네오위즈 (Neowiz)||세이클럽 (Sei Club)||Internet Site||Internet Drama (연출: 용이 / Directing: Easy)|
|2003-2004||KT||국제전화 001블루 (International phone 001 Blue)||Communication|
|제일모직 (Cheil Industries)||로가디스 (Rogadis)||Clothing|
|2004||신원 (Shinwon)||쿨하스 (Koolhaas)||Clothing|
|2005||하나로통신 (Hanaro Communication)||하나포스 (Hana Force)||Internet Service||Lee Wan, Kim Sun Ah|
|동아오츠카 (East Otsuka)||데미소다 (Demi Soda)||Beverage|
|2006||콘에어코리아 (Con Air Korea)||비달사순 (Vidal Sassoon)||Hair Care|
|2007||행텐코리아 (Hulten Korea)||행텐 (Haengten)||Clothing||Lee Ha Na|
|롯데칠성 (Lotte Chilsung)||칸타타 (Cantata)||Cans of Coffee|
|LG생활건강 (LG Household & Health Care)||오휘 포맨 (Oh Foamman)||Cosmetics|
|2008||IBK 기업은행 (IBK Industrial Bank)||IBK 알파카드 (IBK Alpha Card)||Finance|
|2009-2014||베이직하우스 (Basic House)||마인드브릿지 (Mind Bridge)||Clothing||Lee Min Jung (2009-2012) &
Go Jun Hee (2013-2014)
|2010||LG전자 (LG Electronics)||옵티머스Q (Optimus Q)||Handphone||Sulli|
|옵티머스Z (Optimus Z)|
|웅진식품 (Woongjin Foods)||하늘보리 (Sky Barley)||Beverage|
|2011||케이에이치컴퍼니 (KH Co., Ltd.)||망고식스 (Mango Six)||Franchise Cafe|
|티켓몬스터 (Ticket Monster)||티켓몬스터 (Ticket Monster)||Social Commerce|
|2011-2012||OB 맥주 (OB Beer)||OB 골든라거 (OB Golden Lager)||Alcohol|
|2011-current||동서식품 (Dongseo Food)||맥심 카누 (Maxim Canoe)||Instant Coffee||Jo Yun Hee (2012), Yoo Hee Yeol (2014), Park Hye Soo (2016) & Seo Ji Hye (2017)|
|2012-2014||삼성화재 (Samsung Fire)||삼성화재 수퍼플러스 (Samsung Fire Super Plus)||Fire Insurance|
|2012||르노삼성자동차 (Renault Samsung Motors)||NEW SM3||Car|
|2012-current||F&F||디스커버리 익스페디션 (Discovery Experience)||Outdoor|
|2013-2014||한국도미노피자 (Korean Domino Pizza)||도미노피자 (Domino Pizza)||Pizza||Suzy|
|2014-current||일룸 (Daily Room)||일룸 (Daily Room)||Furniture|
|2015||폭스바겐 (Volkswagen)||골프 R (Golf R)||Car|
|2015-2016||동서식품 (Dongseo Food)||맥심 커피 (Maxim Coffee)||Instant Coffee|
|2015-current||맥심 화이트골드 커피믹스 (Maxim White Gold Coffee Mix)||Kim Yu Na||Voice Appearance|
|더바디샵 (The Body Shop)||더바디샵 (The Body Shop)||Cosmetics|
|신세계그룹 (Shinsegae Group)||SSG닷컴 (SSG Dot Com)||Online Shopping Mall||Gong Hyo Jin|
|2016-current||BC카드 (BC Card)||BC카드 (BC Card)||Finance|
|SK||SK브로드밴드 Giga (SK Broadband Giga)||Internet Service|
|B tv UHD|
|기아자동차 (Kia Motors)||K7||Car|
|코오롱인더스트리 (Kolon Industries)||에피그램 (Epigram)||Clothing|
|2017-current||코웨이 (Coway)||코웨이 공기청정기 (Coway Air Purifier)||Home Appliances|
|코웨이 정수기 (Coway Water Purifier)|
|LVMH||루이비통 땅부르 호라이즌 (Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon)||Smartwatch||Bae Doo Na|
|ASUS||ZenFone4||Smart Phone||Saphira Tatjana (Indonesia)||Asia|