There has been some non-stop spotlight on 'Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo' leads Lee Sung-kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk once it was discovered that they were spending a lot of time with each other. Rumours began spreading like wildfire once fans claimed to have seen Nam Joo-hyuk with Lee Sung-kyung at a Seoul Coldplay concert. Now it was been confirmed that Sung-kyung and her younger co-star, friend have indeed began a relationship together.
Website Koreaboo notes that Dispatch Korea has made a full report on the couple as well provided photos of the couple on dates to confirm that the two are in fact dating.
"Lee Sung Kyung (26) and Nam Joo Hyuk (23) are current in a relationship. From being really close actor friends, they have now become a couple. We, Dispatch, discovered them on a date," Koreaboo provided a translation from the report by Dispatch. It was also learned that the two have been dating for at least five months now.
As noted by website YG United, an official of MBC broadcasting company, which produced and aired 'Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo' said, "The affection of the two people is so deep that the people surround them recognize and cheer up."
As for YG Entertainment, the agency which manages both the actors, said they'll look into the matter and confirm. "We will give out an official statement after we check what the actors say regarding the dating rumors," a statement from YG Entertainment read.
Koreaboo has learned that the two actors are now being referred to as the "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo Couple" and fans have totally embraced it. While some think this is just a rumour nd YG Entertainment will deny it very soon. One particular fan pointed out, "They kept saying they were like siblings hahaha it was all a lie hahaha There's no such thing as friends between a man and a woman."
Lee Sung-kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk had incredible chemistry while working together on the MBC drama. It is wonderful that their friendships transformed into a fondness and eventually love for each other.
It is also cute that they are continuing the "noona" romance trend that has been steadily rising in Korea, where the woman is a good few years senior to her boyfriend. Well, Nam Joo-hyuk is just 23-year old young man, while his girlfriend can be considered a woman at 26. Recently, Rain and Kim Tae-hee, who is two years older than him, got married to each other. Another famous on-screen couple rumoured to be in a relationship is Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo. The latter is about four years older than her male co-star and both are rumoured to announce their wedding soon, even though Hye-kyo has denied she's dating him.
Hopefully, a confirmation or denial from the couple will come soon, seeing as they have become the hottest topic of discussion in the Hallyu celeb world at the moment.