As usual in Strong Heart, there was a segment where the guest and MC roast each other. During her appearance in 2010, Yoona stated that Lee Seung-gi would not pick her as his ideal type if hadn’t she said she likes him. As a result, Lee Seung-gi looked a little bit confused. To conclude the roasting, Yoona said, “Your words are so unclear” and laughed because she successfully made the actor perplexed.
During Yoona’s 2011 Strong Heart appearance, Boom teased Lee Seung-gi, as he looked overjoyed, asking “Do you like her that much?” to which Lee Seung-gi replied, “I like her to death.” The blatantly honest confession surprised Yoona, and she laughed while the audience cheered for them.
Not only confessions, Yoona and Lee Seung-gi were told to make an aegyo clip together. Before their act, Lee Seung-gi was spotted stroking Yoona’s hair, which made the idol look down, shyly. How adorable!
Yoona and Lee Seung-gi also often met at award ceremonies and year-end music shows. Both of them were chosen as MCs, because they make such great hosts.
In SBS Gayo Daejun 2011, the two performers not only hosted the event together, but also appeared on a special stage where Lee Seung-gi performed his song Alone in Love and Yoona appeared as his partner and cameo. Watch the fancam of their performance below!
On 1 January, 2014, the long-awaited news was revealed, when Dispatch exposed Yoona and Lee Seung-gi on a secret date. It came out that they had been dating since September, 2013.
The above photos were taken on 8 October, 2013, after Lee Seung-gi returned from his Japanese concert. He and Yoona went to Han River after he picked her up at the Samsungdong apartment where Yoona lives with her parents. After their date, Lee Seung-gi dropped Yoona off at her home, while she carried a shopping bag that contained a gift which he bought her in Japan. Han River wasn’t the only time they got together, Yoona and Lee Seung-gi went to Namsan, and other places, in October, and went on a few dates in November. According to Dispatch, the couple never stay out past 1 a.m., which made netizens call them the ‘Cinderella couple’.
Both performer’s talent agencies, SM Entertainment and Hook Entertainment, confirmed their artist’s relationship, “Lee Seung-gi and Yoona are dating, but they are still getting to know each other. Since they are both young and their relationship is only in the beginning stages, please look on them kindly”.