Celebrities And Idols You Didn’t Know Joined ‘We Got Married’

Shin Sung-rok & Kim Shin-young


South Korean actor Shin Sung-rok and female comedian Kim Shin-young appeared in MBC’s dating reality show We Got Married Season 1 as an on-screen married couple. The celebrity couple first appeared in Episode 42 that aired on January 25th, 2009. They had a total of 11 episodes on the dating variety program from episode 42, and 45 to episode 54 which aired from February 15th, 2009 to April 26th, 2009. Shin Sung-rok first met Kim Shin-young at a basketball court. The couples’ nickname was Shin Couple, as they both have the name ‘Shin’ in their name.


Through the popular variety show, the couple lived together and they did a lot of things together. After becoming her virtual husband, Shin Sung-rok came to Kim Shin-young’s house and they started decorating the house together. The couple also had their housewarming party. As other couples of the show, they were also given some missions to complete together. Besides being a fake married couple, they also supported each other in their respective real-life activities. For instance, Shin Sung-rok became a guest on Kim Shin-young’s radio live show, and in another time Kim Shin-young also watched one of Shin Sung-rok’s musical theater performances.

David Oh & Kwon Rise


Korean-American David Oh and Korean-Japanese Kwon Rise were also one of the virtual couples of the popular MBC dating program We Got Married Season 3. Before joining the reality show as a fake married couple, David Oh and Kwon Rise appeared on MBC’s singing survival show The Great Birth in 2010. The first episode of the couple was aired on June 18th, 2011, and their final episode was aired on September 19th, 2011.


In their first episode, David Oh and Kwon Rise met at a café in Gangnam and took the time to get to know each other before deciding upon their ‘fake marriage.’ What was quite surprising to the fans was that both David Oh and Kwon Rise had not debuted at the time they were paired up as a couple on We Got Married. Through the show, they successfully gained attention with their adorable and sweet interaction together.

In 2013, Kwon Rise debuted as a member of the South Korean girl group Ladies’ Code. On September 7th, 2014, three years after her appearance on We Got Married the bright and lovely Kwon Rise passed away at the age of 22 years old.

ZE:A’s Hwang Kwanghee & Secret’s Han Sunhwa


ZE:A’s Kwanghee and Secret’s Han Sunhwa appeared as a virtual couple in the fourth season of the MBC reality show We Got Married from episode 133 to episode 166. The first episode of the idol couple was aired on September 1st, 2012.

On their first meeting, Kwanghee set up a hidden camera joke on his virtual wife, Secret’s Han Sun Hwa by having his fellow member Siwan go out as if Siwan were her husband. However, Sunhwa had already heard beforehand that Kwanghee would be her partner on the reality show, and she was happy to believe Siwan would be her partner, not Kwanghee. She was surprised and caught off-guard when Kwanghee finally arrived and told her that he was her real husband on the show. Viewers enjoyed their quarrels and bickering with each other.


Through their fake marriage live show, fans could watch how the two idols interact with each other and build their relationship. The couple often had quarrels and bickered with each other but they also showed their sweet and adorable interaction. This couple’s interaction was really enjoyable to watch as they really showed their true self without a script. Han Sunhwa once said, “At first, as Kwanghee had shown a very honest and unruly image before on entertainment programs, we were both worried. But, now that I think about it, I think it is actually a relief we are partners. Kwanghee supports and accepts my unruliness well.”

Although the couple often bickered with each other, they also shared skinship. In one episode of the show, Han Sunhwa and Kwanghee went on a date in Myeong Dong, they were holding hands, Sunhwa said, “Should we hug here?” and she hugged Kwanghee. Kwanghee felt awkward and said, “people are looking!” Sunhwa then yelled at him, “Am I a bug? You have to do stuff like this where there are many people.” She then touched his stomach and said, “You have belly fat!” and embarrassed Kwanghee. This fake couple was really hilarious and adorable.