Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin: The Korean Celebrity Couple
One of the most popular South Korean boy bands under YG Entertainment, BIGBANG, has been known for the distinct charisma that its members have. This year, they had one of their member tying the knot. BIGBANG’s Taeyang, who is in charge of the lead vocalist of the group, married to his girlfriend Min Hyo-rin, who works as an actress.
Let’s check out the full journey and love story of BIGBANG’s Taeyang and actress Min Hyo-rin’s from the very beginning!
BIGBANG’s Taeyang and Actress Min Hyo-rin’s Love Story
How Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin Met Each Other?
BIGBANG’s Taeyang and Actress Min Hyo-rin’s first encounter was during the filming of Taeyang’s 1AM Music Video, back in 2014.
If we take a closer look behind the true story of Taeyang’s 1 AM Music Video, it can be seen that Taeyang shows great acting skill in every scene that he is in. This is not the first time Taeyang needs to act for his music video. He also appeared in the Wedding Dress Music Video back in 2010. And the idol, whose real name is Dong Young-bae, has improved his acting skills through the 1 AM Music Video, along with his partner, Min Hyo-rin.
What makes fans surprised is Taeyang’s bed scene with actress Min Hyo-rin, who is not thought to be his girlfriend. Most of the idols are not given an opportunity to have a bed scene because it can lead to a scandal with the female role, but Taeyang made it and showed his professionalism. Taeyang wrote the lyrics as well and tried to communicate with his fans through the Music Video with such a scene that he also put a lot of effort in it by expressing his emotions through his body movement and facial expressions.
Before 1 AM Music Video was released, Taeyang was the hitmaker for one of his singles, Eyes, Nose, Lips. The Music Video concepts are actually connected with one another and he tried to explain the story in the recent work. One of the clues, coming from the rumor about them dating can be seen in both Eyes, Nose, Lips and 1 AM Music Video.
In the Eyes, Nose, Lips Music Video, Taeyang expressed his feelings about his lovers in the past and it was likely a song for a broken heart. A hint of their relationship, however, can be seen at the end scene of the Eyes, Nose, Lips Music Video, which shows a huge billboard of a female portrait being set on fire and Taeyang just looking up at the billboard as it burns. Because the woman in the portrait is Min Hyo-rin, it made people assume that they had a special relationship.
If you want to watch how the story between Taeyang and Min Hyorin began, try watching the 1 AM Music Video first, and then watch the Eyes, Nose, Lips Music Video. From the 1 AM Music Video, we can see the anger mixed with the sorrow and how things are heating up to the reason why Min Hyo-rin’s picture is being burned down.
As reported from Allkpop, the reason why Taeyang choose Min Hyo-rin to be his ‘bed-scene’ partner in the 1 AM Music Video is because he was impressed by her acting skills in the movie Sunny. In an episode of ‘Radio Star’, Min Hyo-rin has stated that she didn’t know Taeyang prior to getting the offer for a role in his Music Video.
Other evidence can we found in an Instagram post of the leader of BIGBANG, G-Dragon, giving a hint of Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin’s relationship since the 1 AM Music Video has been released. The leader, whose real name is Kwon Ji-yong, put a hashtag with #얼레리꼴레리 which is commonly used by children as a playground song to tease a boy and girl who like each other. Many fans were speculating that this hashtag was hinting on Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin’s secret relationship.
YG Entertainment and JYP Entertainment Confirm the Rumor About Their Dating
In June 2015, CEO of YG Entertainment, Yang Hyung-suk, got a call from Daily Sports and confirmed the rumor about Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin dating. He stated that Taeyang was lonely and had never dated anyone before while adding some jokes and laughing throughout the phone call. Yang Hyung-suk also revealed that Taeyang’s fans are getting worried about his status.
“Taeyang is filming for ‘Sketchbook’ right now so I can’t ask about the details and further information about the rumor about their dating. Yes, I’ve heard it from his manager and confirmed it’s true. However, it’s not something that we should be worried about when it brought happiness. I think we should congratulate them and I’m happy for them. She is [Min Hyo-rin] his first girlfriend and I wish this dating experience will help him in his career.” – Yang Hyun-suk.
After the dating rumor has been confirmed by the CEO of YG Entertainment, Min Hyo-rin’s agency, JYP Entertainment refused to say anything regarding the actress’ dating rumor since it was a personal matter and it should remain private.
Media Online Spotted Taeyang & Min Hyo-rin Dating In Public!
Since their relationship was revealed to the public, and both of their agencies have confirmed the rumor about their dating, not only Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin are aware of this thing, but their fans are also keen on finding ‘evidence’ of their dating rumor. There was a picture that had been circulating and they have been spotted hang out in public. According to various accounts, Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin have been witnessed walking around outside and this has been posted online backed up with several photos. An anonymous idol, who knows Taeyang, also claimed that the two have been dating for 2 years and they actually look great together, which can be seen from the way they treat each other and also their appearance.
One media source, eDaily, also spotted Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin going out on a date and they posted it on their website.
On April 7th 2016, Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin were caught by Dispatch while enjoying an afternoon walk with arms liked together and having masks on their faces, which is typical for idols dating.
They seemed to be just walking around the neighborhood, and as soon as their photos surfaced the Internet, many of heir fans commented that they look like they are ready for the next stage of their relationship: they match each other perfectly, especially as they were spotted taking a walk in matching outfits, which is what most couples do.