Yoo Seung-ho Reveals the Details About His Love Life! Does He Have a Girlfriend Right Now?

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The Handsome Actor Yoo Seung-ho

Yoo Seung-ho is one of the most popular actors in Korea. He started his acting journey as a child actor in the 2002 film The Way Home. Succeeding in gaining some prominence as child actor, he was affectionately labeled the ‘Nation’s Little Brother’. In 2009, Yoo Seung-ho began to move away from his image as a child actor, and took on more mature teen roles. In the 2009 MBC historical drama series The Great Queen Seondeok, Yoo Seung-ho played Prince Kim Chun-Chu, who was extremely wise and crafty politician. Yoo Seung-ho also played teens in the KBS2 drama series Master of Study and in the feature film The Clue.

He began his two years of military service in 2013, taking an enforced break from the entertainment world during that time. Yoo Seung-ho entered the South Korean military on March 5, 2013, and was discharged on December 4, 2014 (21 months). After his discharge, he returned to acting and has been doing it ever since.

In 2017, he starred in MBC’s historical melodrama The Emperor: Owner of the Mask and the romantic comedy I’m Not a Robot. In 2018, he was cast in SBS’s high school drama My Strange Hero. Since he’s played in several romantic story plots, and co-stars with actresses, he’s occasionally been rumored to be dating one of them. But has he actually dated any of them? Or was it just a one-time spark and chemistry on the screen? If you’re curious about Yoo Seung-ho’s dating life, keep scrolling!

Yoo Seung-ho’s Relationship

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Actually, there haven’t been any official statements about his dating life, but as a celebrity, people often wonder who he might be seeing. There certainly have been some rumors about Yoo Seung-ho’s girlfriend. Who are they? Let’s check this out!

Former Girlfriend

During an interview, Yoo Seung-ho was asked whether he was dating or not. And his answer was a surprise. He replied, “To be honest, I’ve dated a few times before. I’ve never said this in the past, but I think it’s better to say it now than to hide it and lie about it.” 

Not just his ex, he’s also talked about his first love. He said, “I have never actually dated, but when I was at school, I liked girls, I thought I wanted to handle her well because I was older, it was a sensitive period, so I could not date,” he continued. “But now it’s okay … I really forgot her, she dated another great man.”

Finally, he concluded as follows. “Because I liked her, I wanted to take care of her, I think the part of my life is similar to Kang Hyung-jun.”

Park Shin-hye

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Back then, there was a rumor going around about Park Shin-hye and Yoo Seung-ho. There have been lots of rumors and stories about them.

He also admitted Park Shin-hye was his ideal type. Yoo Seung-ho and Park Sing always make a lovely couple.

In an interview, Park Shin-hye talked how the actor looks, “Yoo Seung-ho is handsome / cool but I think it’s cute.”

Kim So-hyun

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In 2017, the two actors worked together in a K-drama called The Emperor: Owner of the Mask, many fans hoped and believed that Yoo Seung Ho and Kim So Hyun had started dating. The two just laughed about it, though they both revealed that their other was their ideal types. People who watched the drama and love their chemistry (especially the popular kissing scene) wish they were really dating, but when asked about the rumor, the couple answered that they were just close friends.

The two continued that they are each other’s ideal type, but maybe because the both felt it was so early to start a relationship, they choose to focus to their careers, first.

Ideal Type

Yoo Seung-ho and actress Park Shin Hye sat down for an interview on an entertainment news program on KBS’s “Entertainment Weekly”, which aired on March 28.

This was his first television interview after he returned from the army, and he explained about his ideal type.

The actor explained, “The woman was wearing a bag in her dark colored clothes and she was wearing a bag in her side and she should put the book in her arms and love the animal,” he recalls laughter in his detailed explanation.

Before this interview, Yoo Seung-ho also talked about his ideal type in another interview. He described her as a girl around his age.

“I would prefer someone who is around my age,” he said in an interview with the Korean media outlet Newsen. “A four-year age difference is ideal.” And she should ideally be a non-celebrity. “I like women who look innocent,” said Yoo. “My ideal type has changed since I returned from the army. I like women who have long, wavy hair.”  And the closest fit to what he described was Kim So-hyun. No wonder he said that she was his type. Is this a coincidence, or were they really dating back then? What do you think?

Yoo Seung-ho’s Acting Journey

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Yoo Seung-ho sat down for an interview with news outlet Star News after the finale of his drama Ruler: Master of the Mask. He talked about everything, including growing up as a child actor, his love life, and the kinds of roles he would like to play in the future.

Yoo Seung-ho is often picked as an example of a child actor who grew up to become great performers as adults, but Yoo Seung-ho revealed that it wasn’t easy for him to go from being a child actor to where he is now. “I wouldn’t recommend being a child actor. As a child actor, if you do well, it’s hard to break that image [as a child actor], and if you don’t do well, it’s hard to continue on as an actor. When I started doing adult roles, I had a hard time and received a lot of criticism. Now that I’ve already gone through that, I feel more at ease and have a wider range of options to choose from.”

The actor also shared that he had received offers for special admission into several universities, but rejected them all due to his acting career. He candidly revealed, “I didn’t go to college because I didn’t want to study. I said the same thing at an interview at the time, but the article excluded the part about me saying I didn’t want to study and made my image better than I had intended to make it (laughs). In secondary school, I studied because my parents told me to, but I honestly didn’t like studying. I still feel that way, so I have no thoughts of going to college. Maybe I’ll go if I feel like studying some day.”

In line with his upright image, Yoo Seung-ho has mostly played roles that were good people. He said, “Now, I want to try out some evil roles or cheap roles. I can do a good job with gangster roles. But I’m not confident in melo yet; melo is embarrassing. From now on, I want to be an actor that picks projects that follow the trend, instead of only doing works I want to do.”

He continued, “I can do the labor they ask me to do, but I’m afraid they’ll get mad at me for not talking (laughs). I’ll work hard on my dramas and movies.” He proved the truth of that statement with his recent melo romance drama, I’m Not a Robot, as a lead male.

Keep up the hard work Yoo Seung-ho! Good luck!