The relationship between Hyun Bin and Kang So-ra
In December 2016, Hyun Bin and Kang So-ra stole the public’s attention when they were rumored to be dating. For once, a celebrity rumor turned out to be true!
These two famous lovebirds did indeed start dating in mid-December 2016. Unfortunately, in 2017, they reportedly broke up because they wanted to focus on their own activities.
And we thought it was true love. Even though it’s history at this point, let’s review the full story of Hyun Bin’s and Kang So-ra’s past. So, without further ado, let’s check this out!
Hyun Bin and Kang So-ra start dating
In mid-December 2016, it was confirmed that Hyun Bin and Kang So-ra went on a date. VAST, Hyun Bin’s agency, and Plum Entertainment, Kang So-ra’s agency, acknowledged the couple’s relationship through a press release.
Plum Entertainment revealed, “It has only been about half a month since the two started dating, so we’re very cautious about the reports.” It seemed the agencies wanted to be considerate and sensitive to the personal affairs of the two celebrities. The statement closed by asking fans to support the couple in this new relationship.
“Both celebrities met for the first time last October; please send them blessings,” read statements from both VAST Entertainment and Plum Entertainment. Once their respective agencies confirmed the news, Hyun Bin and Kang So-ra were not afraid to date the public.
Even though both of them were busy with film projects, they still made time to be together. In April 2017, for example, they attended a musical drama together. In fact, when Hyun Bin had any chance at all, he would spend time with Kang So-ra, even just for lunch.
So, why did Hyun Bin and Kang So-ra break up?
In December 2017, Hyun Bin and Kang So-ra’s relationship again caught the public’s attention because they were reported to have broken up. We didn’t want to believe it but realized it must be true when their agencies immediately confirmed the break-up news. Plum Actors stated, “We spoke with Kang So-ra, and she has confirmed that she and Hyun Bin ended their relationship recently.”
VAST Entertainment also released an official statement that read, “We have confirmed that Hyun Bin and Kang So-ra recently broke up after drifting apart due to their busy schedules. They ended the relationship on good terms and will continue to support each other as fellow actors.”
Sources from their closest friends reported, “The two are very reserved and don’t talk much, so they don’t really bring each other up in public events, but all of their friends know that they’ve broken up.”
Hyun Bin was last seen in The Swindler, which was released in November 2017 in South Korea. He previously dated Song Hye-kyo, who is now married to Song Joong-ki.
Even when Hyun Bin and Kang So-ra were dating, Song Hye-kyo prayed for their relationship to go well and become serious enough for them to consider getting married, just like what happened to her and Song Joong-ki. Unfortunately, Hyun Bin and Kang So-ra’s relationship only lasted for one year.
Even though Hyun Bin and Kang So-ra have broken up, it is reported that they are both still good friends. Well, let’s pray the best for Hyun Bin and Kang So-ra.
Information about Kang So-ra’s dating rumors
Kang So-ra has previously announced that she would get married on August 29th, 2020, though it had to be canceled due to COVID-19. She said she would get married to her boyfriend, who comes from a non-celebrity community.
Through an online page Bling, Kang Sora professed to have discovered a decent man in her life. Before officially delivering her marriage announcement, Kang Sora had been caught up in several dating rumors with celebrities other than Hyun Bin.
Down below, we have listed two men who were rumored to have dated Kang So-ra in the past.
Kang So-ra with Im Joo Hwan
On June 5th, 2013, the SBS drama Ugly Alert team uncovered a photograph of Im Joo Hwan and Kang So-ra that was taken during the shooting. In the photograph, Im Joo Hwan is blocking the sun with his hand for Kang So-ra, who is busy reading her script.
Even though Im Joo Hwan is getting the entirety of the glaring sun on him, he is still demonstrating extraordinary care for Kang So-ra. Many K-Netz found this indicative of good responses for his good conduct. Also, after showcasing many romantic scenes in the drama, there were questions concerning Kang So-ra and Im Joo Hwan’s state of relationships.
K-Netz continually asked Im Joo Hwan if he has a dating plan, and he bluntly answered, “Who would not like to date?” K-Netz then theorized that he might have Kang So-ra in mind. However, since he wanted to focus on acting, he said he might not have enough time to date.
Kang So-ra with Leeteuk
On September 17th, 2016, the MBC show We Got Married a Chuseok special, where the couples took an interest in a “couple survival” event and went up against one another through a few rounds. During the scene, Park Mi Sun and Leeteuk went about as MCs for the first-round game.
For the second round of cooking standoff, cooking master Lee Hye Jung joined the two MCs as a judge. While the caring couples cooked pleasantly together, MC Leeteuk watched them enviously. Before their dishes were assessed, he stated, “Sora, I miss you,” shouting to his other half of the “dimple couple” from when they were on the show until September 2012.
Meanwhile, Kang So-ra had also voiced her thanks toward her virtual spouse, Leeteuk, on the July 1st, 2012 broadcast of MBC’s Section TV Entertainment Relay. When asked if she had any thoughts regarding marriage, Kang Sora replied, “Leeteuk Oppa satisfies me 120 percent. He enjoys putting on surprise events at his concert,” demonstrating her satisfaction about her virtual marriage for MBC’s We Got Married.
She added, “I’ve never had a celebrity put on an event for me or flirt with me.” By then, K-Netz had started to speculate that their relationship went further than a mere friendship.
Information about Hyun Bin’s dating rumors
Hyun Bin has been caught in a lot of dating rumors. Obviously, it’s not new for him. The most followed rumor is the one that involves Song Hye Kyo.
Rumors of them reuniting have been catching the eye of many K-Netz since her agency said in an official statement that Song Hye Kyo was separating from her former husband, Song Joong Ki. However, aside from Song Hye Kyo and Kang So-ra, other women are rumored to be Hyun Bin’s past lovers.
Who are they? Let’s see the list down below.
Hyun Bin with Son Ye Jin
Korean drama Crash Landing on You has gotten very popular since the time it was broadcast in 2019. Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin’s lead roles and their sizzling chemistry make the drama even more interesting. Seeing their chemistry, K-Netz began speculating that they are dating in real life.
In 2019, during a public interview, when Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin were asked about the dating rumor, Hyun Bin said, “As should be obvious, we ignored it. It didn’t influence or burden me in performing my work. We cooperated, and we were friends on account of the work.”
While Son Ye Jin stated, “I agree. Hyun Bin explained everything correctly. I likewise needed to work with him in a good romantic drama or parody. I don’t have the foggiest idea whether the PD was stressed or not, I wasn’t by any means, and I thought it would be a good experience to work with Hyun Bin despite the rumors.”
However, both have denied the dating rumors that surrounded them through their respective agencies’ official statements.
Hyun Bin and Tang Wei
In 2012, a dating rumor began coasting on the internet that Tang Wei was engaged with Hyun Bin after purchasing a land property in Bundang. Since it was uncommon for a non-Korean artist to purchase property in Korea, it was reputed that she was seeing somebody.
However, it was denied by both parties. Hyun Bin’s supervisor in the Marine Corps was interviewed and said that the rumor was ridiculous because Hyun Bin was not actually seeing somebody. Concerning the claims that Tang Wei and Hyun Bin got together in April, the military man said that the rumor couldn’t be real because Hyun Bin never took additional breaks.
However, there was a twist to the rumor. Tang Wei was not in a relationship with her co-star, Hyun Bin, but rather with Kim Tae Yong’s film director. As per a magazine report, Tang Wei and the Token Mori director initially met when they worked together shooting Late Autumn in 2009.
So, that’s the brief rundown of Hyun Bin and Kang So-ra’s relationship. Since Kang So-ra is already set for marriage, how do you think Hyun Bin would react? Or, what do you think about these two not being able to get together? Channel-Korea will keep on providing you with more information about these two regardless. So, make sure to stay tuned for the latest updates on both Hyun Bin and Kang So-ra.