Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin have been a juicy topic of discussion among fans.
Their chemistry in “Crash Landing on You” is gaining lots of attention, fans believe they suit each other very well and some even believe they’re dating, but why is it that so many people believe these rumors which have been denied over and over again by their agencies?
To understand Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin’s alleged dating history, we have to go back to when it all started.
Working together for the first time
Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin worked together on the 2018 film “The Negotiation” which marked the first time Hyun Bin took on the villain role. During the film, the actors only shared a couple of scenes together and spent most of the film in two different sets.
However, when they appeared on screen together fans couldn’t help but point out how great they looked together. During the promotional period of “The Negotiation” fans noticed that Son Ye Jin continuously shared photos and videos with Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin usually shares many selfies with her co-stars but fans noticed that she posted a lot more with Hyun Bin than she would usually would with other co-stars.
Despite the little screen time they shared together in “The Negotiation,” fans wanted them to meet through another production where they share more screen time together.
The first rumor
The rumors began in January of 2019, Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin were wrapped up in dating rumors because of an online community post that caught the public’s attention.
The netizen who wrote the post claims that he/she saw Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin out on a date together in Los Angeles and even met up with Son Ye Jin’s parents for dinner.
Shortly after, both agencies of the actors returned with statements refuting the rumors and explaining their side of the story.
Hyun Bin’s agency VAST Entertainment explained the actor was in the U.S. for overseas promotion and for work not for a personal vacation.
The second rumor- shopping together
On January 21 of 2019, photos of Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin shopping at a grocery store took were posted on the internet and people couldn’t stop talking about it.
The photos reignited the rumors, the agencies responded once again with a firm No.
According to Sports DongA, Hyun Bin’s agency clarified the rumors saying,
“We checked with him and the rumors are not true. He heard that Son Ye Jin was in the United States so they met up with other acquaintances and went shopping at the supermarket. However, it seems to have been misinterpreted, there were other acquaintances with them.”
The agency also went on to explain that the two are famous figures and close friends which is why the rumors started again, they closed their statement denying they’re dating again.
Son Ye Jin’s agency even released a lengthy statement following the release of these photos expressing their frustration with the rumors. You can read more about their explanation here.
Deciding to work together again and rumored to be dating again
In May of 2019, fans’ wishes came true. Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin were confirmed to lead tvN upcoming drama “Crash Landing on You” written by Park Ji Eun and directed by Lee Jong Hyo. The drama was set to premiere in the second half of 2019.
Rumors of Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin dating made headlines again, some netizens presumed that they were dating and wanted to work on a project together on screen. In December of 2019 during the drama press conference, they addressed the rumors directly denying it again.
Hyun Bin said,
“As you see, we just laughed it off. The rumors didn’t hinder my decision to choose this project. I have worked and became close with Son Ye Jin previously. She was an actress I wanted to work with again. The opportunity came, and I happily took it.”
Son Ye Jin added,
“Hyun Bin said everything I wanted to say. After working with him, I wanted to work with him again in a nice romantic comedy. I also had no worries about choosing this project.”
rumored to be getting married and/or breaking up
The most outlandish rumors about Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin came in early January of 2020, they were involved in two separate rumors one more ridiculous than the other.
One rumor claimed that the two dated but had broken up and the other claims that the two are dating and are planning to get married after their drama “Crash Landing On You” finishes its run. This rumor claims that the two actors plan on announcing their dating news once the drama ends.
However, yet again, both agencies heavily denied the rumors. Son Ye Jin’s label MS Team Entertainment stated,
“As there is a high interest in dramas, such stories seem to be coming out riding off of that interest. They are false rumors that are not even worth mentioning.”
Hyun Bin’s label VAST Entertainment stated,
“Hyun Bin marriage rumors are completely false.”
A week after this news went viral, Hyun Bin’s agency announced their plans to take strict legal action to protect their artist. Fans were happy to hear the news because media outlets didn’t stop trying to spread rumors about a possible dating ‘scandal’ despite both agencies denying it repeatedly.
The reason could be their great chemistry on screen, fans believe they make a great couple in “Crash Landing On You,” it could be why the two actors never stopped being involved in dating rumors with each other.
Hyun Bin had publicly confirmed he was dating two actresses previously, actress Song Hye Kyo and Kang So Ra, both times, he didn’t hesitate to confirm he was dating when news broke out.
Son Ye Jin, on the other hand, never once publicly confirmed she was dating anyone. She was always linked to other popular actors but never once confirmed that she was dating anyone.
So, this is the history and the reason behind why Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin were continuously linked together.