Brief Introduction to Namgoong Min and Jin Ah Reum
Namgoong Min is an actor, director, and screenwriter, who was born on March 12, 1978. He began his career in a film called Bungee Jumping of Their Own in 2001, where he played as the protagonist’s best friend. He started to gain recognition by playing in the neo-noir film, A Dirty Carnival, that was released in 2006, Namgoong Min also drew widespread attention for his performance in the melodrama Listen to My Heart in 2011.
After the series was complete, Namgoong Min decided he would only accept lead roles, going forward, due to his new-found popularity and recognition, and started turning down any offers for supporting roles. That leads to him taking an unwanted two-year break from acting.
He returned to acting with a changed mindset and newly found determination. Namgoong Min took a role in The Girl Who Sees Smell in 2015, as the serial killer, and from there, his efforts paid off by getting him a lot of recognition. Namgoong Min then got his break-out role, playing in the hit comedy-drama Good Manager in 2017, where he played as the main protagonist. In the drama, he was praised for his “perfect amalgamation of character creation and acting”, which also contributed to the success of the drama.
Jin Ah Reum was a Korean Actress and Model who was born in Seoul on November 9, 1989. She started her career as a model in 2008 before shifting her focus to acting by playing in a movie called Troubleshooter in 2010, where she played as a female jogger. Her most recent movie was Planck Constant in 2015, where she played a female cafe worker.
Then, in 2016, she was cast on a drama series called Vampire Detective, which was aired by OCN, in a supporting role.
Confirmed to be Dating
Namgoong Min and Jin Ah Reum Are Officially in a Relationship!
On February 25, 2016, another new couple confirmed their relationship!
An insider news outlet, Sport Chosun, revealed that actor Namgoong Min and model Jin Ah Reum were dating. The source explained that they first met each other as director and lead actress when they were filming a movie called Light My Fire during the summer of 2016. Their relationship started to shift from friends to sweethearts, and they became a couple who makes everyone around them jealous.
They started dating last August and continue to shower each other with love and affection, according to the source. Namgoong Min even prepared a special romantic event for the birthday ceremony of Jin Ah Reum in November. The couple is also known for their 11-year age difference! Age sure isn’t a problem in love, right?
A couple of hours after the report came out, Namgoong Min and Jin Ah Reum’s relationship was confirmed by the agency after checking with the actor and model themselves. The agency stated “We were just in contact with Namgong Min. He and Jin Ah Reum are dating. We’re that you support their relationship, which has just started.”
Namgoong Min Shares the Story of How He Met Jin Ah Reum
On an episode of MBC’s Radio Star, Namgoong Min made his appearance as one of the guests, and thanked his fellow actor, Yang Joo Ho, for helping him meet his precious girlfriend on March 30, 2016.
When he was asked how he met his girlfriend, Namgoong Min commented “My friend Yang Joo Ho is the acting instructor for my girlfriend’s agency. He was instrumental in setting up dinners with her and that’s how we exchange our numbers. He generally has a good feeling about things and has a good network of friends.”
“I didn’t have to say anything, but he’d call and say ‘Ahreum is coming to my class today. Do you want to have dinner with us?’ I’m grateful to him.” Namgoong Min added.
While talking about his girlfriend, who is also the lead in his movie, he expressed his love towards Jin Ah Reum, saying, “She’s patient and mature. This is the first time i’m dating someone openly, but there are many advantages. I recently put an event together for her birthday.”
Here’s the video of Namgoong Min’s appearance on Radio Star, below:
Jin Ah Reum Talks About Her Relationship With Namgoong Min
Jin Ah Reum recently did an interview and photoshoot with International bnt, where she opened up about living a healthy lifestyle, and also her romantic life.
When the interviewer asked about her boyfriend, her eyes grew wider and she smiled shyly, saying “We’re doing quite well.” The interviewer continued by asking what about Namgoong Min had attracted her, and Ahreum responded, “I was drawn to his gentle and warm characteristic, he didn’t seem like a celebrity. He is someone i can learn a lot from and also work together to fill in what we each lack.
Jin Ah Reum Was Being Grilled About Her Relationship With Namgoong Min on Hello Counselor!
Not just in the bnt interview, Jin Ah Reum has fielded other questions about her current relationship with Namgoong Min.
Around August 29, 2016, she appeared as a guest on the KBS 2 TV television program Hello Counselor. During the show Lee Young Ja, one of the MCs on the show, grilled Jin Ah Reum about her relationship with Namgoong Min. Lee Young Ja asked, “Are you doing well with Namgoong Min?” Jin Ahreum answered by saying, “Yes, of course. We are meeting each other well.”
“Can i ask something like this? It’s totally in my self-interest, but when was your last kiss [with Namgoong Min]?” Lee Young Ja asked. Jin Ah Reum wrapped her hands around her face, shyly, and answered, “No comment.” Lee Young Ja wouldn’t give up, and started to ask again, “How about your last skinship?” Ah Reum answered, while laughing awkwardly, “I don’t remember.”
Another MC, Jung Chan Woo, asked her, “When is the last time you guys met?” Jin Ah Reum answered, “Uh…the day before yesterday.” Chanwoo then laughed and said, “So it was that day.”
Here are the recent updates for both Namgoong Min and Jin Ah Reum’s official accounts. Check it out!
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Latest News and Activity for Namgoong Min and Jin Ah Reum
A Small, Warm Reunion With “Dear Fairy Lady Kong Shim” Cast
It’s always touching when the cast of a drama series becomes really close, and the same goes to the cast of the 2016 SBS drama series Dear Fairy Lady Kong Shim, who have kept in touch over the past few years.
On Joo Wan shared a photo of a recent gathering with some of the cast on January 10. In the photo, you can see Namgoong Min, Girl’s Day member Minah, Seo Hyo Rim, and On Joo Wan, himself, gathered together at someone’s home with a cake and candles. He added the caption, “2019 New Year’s meet up. Though time has passed, i can still smile with these great people over the same memories. [Namgoong Min] hyung, thank you for the food.”
Here’s the photo from On Joo Wan’s official Instagram account:
Namgoong Min’s Comeback With a New Drama!
Namgoong Min Currently Preparing His Next Drama Project
On October 8, 2018, it was reported by the news that Namgoong Min will be appearing on an upcoming KBS drama series called Doctor Prisoner. The drama will be directed by Hwang In Hyuk, who recently worked on several dramas like Laurel Tree Tailors and Assembly. The drama is scheduled to premier on television in March, 2019.
The actor’s agency, 935 Entertainment, gave their response by commenting, “Doctor Prisoner is just one of the projects he was offered. He is considering the offer.”
Confirming the Drama Offer
Namgoong Min will be challenging himself with a new genre of drama that he’s never done before!
Namgoong Min’s agency finally gave confirmation of the actor’s upcoming appearance on Doctor Prison, by sending a statement on January 11, 2019, “Namgoong Min will star in KBS2 upcoming drama Doctor Prisoner.”
In the drama, Namgoong Min will play the lead male role, named Nah Yi Jae. He’s a doctor with exceptional skills and a kind heart, who prioritizes his patients above everything else. After getting involved in an unfortunate incident, he ends up leaving his job at the hospital and starts a new life working at a prison medical department. He will be playing in the drama with a member of Hello Venus, Kwon Nara, as the female lead.
Many people hope that Namgoong Min’s keeps his usual standard since his previous work has both provided laughs and touched the audience’s hearts.
We really hope the best and are looking forward to his new upcoming drama. Make sure you don’t miss it, especially if you’re a big Namgoong Min fan!