K-Drama Throwback: Lee Sung-kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk’s Sweet Moments in ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo’

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Meet The Lovey-Dovey Couple: Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo!

Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung’s appearance in the drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo gained a lot of attention, since their roles as a couple seemed so naturally romantic, thanks to their great chemistry! Moreover, they also brought that romance into their real lives, even though it was already over.

In this article, Channel Korea will give you a beautiful throwback to Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung’s sweet moments in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, so stay tuned!

Lee Sung-kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk’s Sweet Moments in ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo

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This drama first started airing in November 16, 2016, and had 16 episodes. It was directed by Oh Hyun-jong and Nam Sung-woo. The series became really popular, since it had a light story line, and a sweet romance, as well.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo told a story about the daily life in a school for athletes which offered several kind sport, including swimming, weight lifting, gymnastics, and many more. Kim Bok-joo (Lee Sung-kyung) was a weight lifter who was well-known for her magical power. Meanwhile, Jung Joon-hyun (Nam Joo-hyuk) was a swimmer with an arrogant personality. Their relationship began with misunderstanding, until Jung Joon-hyun realized that Kim Bok-joo was his childhood friend, and their love-hate relationship began. Eventually, they fell in love with each other!

Here’s the drama poster for Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo:

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Their Relationship

In this drama, Nam Joo-hyuk was cast as Jung Joon-hyung, a swimmer. He is known as a potential athlete, however, he has an arrogant personality which means he only has a few friends. He had a trauma in the past which also affected his focus during a swimming match.

Meanwhile, Lee Sung-kyung was cast as Kim Bok-joo, a weight lifter. Moreover, she was really good at it and received a lot of medals in competitions. Even though she was great, she still sometimes felt insecure.

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Since both of them were athletes, they were at the same athletes’ school, along with a number of other students. Eventually, they find out they used to be childhood friends! Even though they argued often, they ultimately fell in love with each other. Kim Bok-joo was always there to cheer him up, and vice versa. They had a light love relationship, which seemed sweet and delightful.

Kissing Scenes

Let’s get nostalgic over Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung’s kissing scenes and other romantic scenes in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo!

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Lee Sung-kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk’s Off-screen Moments

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Even when they were off-screen, Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung still looked happy together! They were seen joking around behind the scenes, laughing, and rehearsing scenes together.

Behind The Scenes

During one of the behind the scenes moments, Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung looked like they were having a good time laughing and joking around during their scenes! The crew had them do some adlibbing, which prompted a hilarious moment when they were playfully kicking each other.

Here’s another time when Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung were showing their cute chemistry! In this scene, Nam Joo-hyuk was bragging that Lee Sung-kyung was his girlfriend, and they made crew laugh along with them!

Press Conference

The two of them appeared together during the press conference for the drama. Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung looked great together, and showed their natural chemistry, as well!

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Lee Sung-kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk’s Relationship After the Drama Ended

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In April 2017, it came out that Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung were dating. The report also confirmed by YG Entertainment, their agency at the time. Their fans were really excited about the news since they used to wish that Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung would date in real life! The fans started calling them the ‘YG Swag Couple.’

Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung had known each other since their appearances together in Cheese in The Trap, and they were reunited for Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo. As time went by, their friendship shifted into something more romantic. Dispatch even caught pictures of them on a secret date.

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Unfortunately, their relationship didn’t last long. After dating for several months, they broke up in August 2017. The main reason cited for their separation was that their lives to too busy to have much time to spend together. Their separation disappointed many of their fans, since they were supporting Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung’s relationship even before it became publicly known the couple was dating.

Even though it’s been a few years sine they broke up, some fans have speculated that they might really still be a couple. Not long ago, some fans thought they saw a little supporting evidence in some of the couple’s latest interactions. There was a picture that showed Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung went to drinking together in June 2018. The picture has since been deleted by the account’s owner, even though the owner also followed Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung in Instagram.

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That was all for our throwback session about Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung’s sweet moments during Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo! Even though the drama is over, we can still enjoy our memories of their sweet chemistry. Let’s always support Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung in their careers!

Comment down below about one of your favorite romantic moments from Nam Joo-hyuk and Lee Sung-kyung!