Actor Hyun Bin’s Love Life
Kim Tae-pyung or who is better-known as Hyun Bin, was born on September 25, 1982. He is one of the most popular actors in South Korea. Hyun Bin’s popularity skyrocketed to stardom with the 2005 romantic comedy series My Lovely Sam Soon, with actress Kim Sun-a. It was a massive hit, with average ratings of over 37%, and 50.5% for the finale. Hyun Bin later experienced a resurgence of fame in 2010, with another successful drama Secret Garden.
With his excellent career and his handsome face, many people were curious about why Hyun Bin was still single and unmarried. Controversy about his relationships always becomes the talk of the town. On several occasions he admitted to being in a serious relationship, but up to now, he hasn’t taken any of his relationships to the next level.
In this article, Channel-Korea will tell you all about Hyun Bin’s relationships and love life!
Hyun Bin’s Ex-Girlfriends
His past relationships with several A-lister actresses were always in the spotlight. Here’s a summary of Hyun Bin’s past relationships!
He dated the actress Hwang Ji-hyun, or as she’s now known, Jun Ji-hyun. The timeline when they were rumored to be dating started from 2007, and the actress’s fame increased as a result of the alleged relationship. Neither of them actually confirmed publicly whether they were dating or not, however.
After the rumors about a relationship with Jun Ji-hyun, he was dating his The Way They Live co-star, Song Hye Gyo. In 2009, the couple broke hearts around the world with the confirmation that they were in a relationship.
According to the media, Song Hye-kyo and Hyun Bin grew close through working together as a couple on the 2008 KBS drama, The Way They Live. The two also represented Amore-Pacific’s Aritaum brand together. Hyun Bin’s agency stated that, “Song Hye-kyo and Hyun Bin were good friends, and became lovers two months ago.” Song Hye-kyo’s agency also confirmed the news. Sources said the two usually went on dates at cafes in Chungdam-dong or Apgujeong-dong, in a car, or with a group of friends.
In contrast to when Hyun Bin was rumored to be dating Jun Ji-hyun, netizens greeted this news with compliments and congratulatory comments toward Hyun Bin and Song Hye-kyo. Whereas Jun Ji-hyun was verbally abused by fans.
The couple didn’t actually begin dating until June, following Hyun Bin’s stay in Busan to film Friend, Our Legacy. Many said that it was a case of “distance makes the heart grow fonder”, as they were separated during filming. It was during that time period when the two friends developed greater feelings for each other. They announced their relationship publicly in 2009, after being seen on dates together.
However, the couple eventually broke up for a reason unique to South Korea, in 2011. The reason was the mandatory conscription for Korean men, and this sweet couple broke up when Hyun Bin needed to leave for military service. Hyun Bin was very busy with work before he left for his military service, and Song Hye-kyo also had a very busy schedule at the time. Unfortunately,, they couldn’t find much time to be together, and a distance between them naturally grew.