Hot new Hallyu couple alert!
South Korean media outlet Sports Donga has confirmed that “Secret Garden” lead Hyun Bin (현빈, real name Kim Tae Pyung) and “Doctor Stranger” actress Kang So Ra (강소라) are dating.
Both Plum Entertainment (Kang’s label) and VAST Entertainment (Hyun Bin’s label) have also confirmed the dating reports.
In a statement, VAST Entertainment said, “Back in October, the 2 actors first met at a meeting regarding business with other staff. Then they remained as good sunbae-hoobaes (junior-senior) who shared advice and concerns with each other. They are just now starting their relationship. It’s only been a few days since they started seeing each other (as a couple) so they’re very cautious about the reports being released at this time. We’re even more cautious as their personal matters are being revealed in the midst of a controversial time for the nation. However, please regard them warmly, and give them your support and encouragement for their future acting promotions.”
Hyun Bin is no stranger to high-profile relationships. Back in 2009, the popular heartthrob dated his “The World That They Live In” co-star Song Hye Kyo in 2009. The former couple broke up in 2011, right before Hyun Bin’s military enlistment.
A source close the the couple said, “Kang Sora first got to know Hyun Bin while she was moving agencies and was meeting with people related to Hyun Bin’s agency. Because they only recently became a couple, they are being careful.”
Congratulations to the happy couple 🙂