Some dating confirmations aren't too much of a surprise. For example, when fans found out Lee Seung Gi and YoonA were dating, they were not too taken aback considering he had chosen her as his ideal type multiple times; as a matter of fact, fans were elated. However, some dating news come out of the blue, making people scratch their heads as they wondered, "How did this even happen?"
Check out the celebrity couples below that had everybody gasping and going, "I can't believe it!"
Clazziquai's Alex x Rainbow's Hyunyoung
No one saw this one coming not only because of the age difference (12 years) but also because the two didn't seem to have much of a connection or to have interacted beforehand - but how cute are they? He upgraded his kitchen for her and introduced her as his girlfriend at his concert staff's dinner. Awww.
Dynamic Duo's Choiza x Sulli
This relationship was particularly shocking. While there is also a pretty big age gap here (14 years), it was more surprising because Choiza's a rapper with swag while Sulli's one of the sweet princesses of SM Entertainment - doesn't seem like a common mix, now does it? But the two have shown on more than one occasion how happy they are which makes everyone else happy.
Jang Kiha x IU
As IU is considered one of the nation's younger sisters, it was surprising to learn that she was in a relationship with Jang Kiha, who is 11 years her senior. In retrospect, it isn't too big a stretch because her music borrows from the indie genre and Jang Kiha is known as a talented indie artist, so there's an overlap music-wise, but the pairing definitely seemed random when news first exploded!
JYJ's Junsu x EXID's Hani
Although these two don't have quite a big age gap, their dating news still had everybody gaping in surprise, merely for the fact that the two didn't even seem to have had any connections! It turns out that Junsu is close friends with Shinsadong Tiger, who produces EXID's music, and helped Hani out with her sudden popularity. He was not even considered another celeb to ship Hani with - and the list of men her fans were shipping her with was long. This was his first big dating "scandal" despite being a 2nd generation idol and it was with none other than the "it-girl" at the time, Hani!
Kim Woo Bin x Shin Min Ah
Kim Woo Bin and Shin Min Ah might have been chosen as models together for 'Giordano,' but who thought that the gig would kindle a fire and that their working relationship would blossom into love? She is five years his senior and a veteran in the field while Kim Woo Bin hit it big not too long before that, so it's definitely an interesting mix. There's no doubt they look super good together with their tall, slim figures and charismatic faces.
Lee Dong Gun x T-ara's Jiyeon
Although the two worked on a production together as actors, no one expected them to have feelings for each other. Many people didn't even realize they were acting together until after the dating news broke out, so imagine how surprising it was to learn that a veteran actor was dating a female idol? His clean-cut, suave image might not seem to match the sexy, hip image of a girl group member 13 years his junior, but you really never know when it comes to love!
Lee Min Ho x Suzy
This was pretty shocking as the two seemed to barely have interacted despite both being hot celebs at the same time. Turns out Lee Min Ho showed interest in her first and reached out, then the two began dating. Since he gave off the elegant, luxurious vibe of a Hallyu topshot actor while she gave the refreshing, youthful vibe of the nation's first love, this match came from left field, but they seem to still be doing well, despite rumors they've broken up.
Block B's Zico x AOA's Seolhyun
That's right! Today's morning surprise was none other than Zico and Seolhyun - two idols whose images clash. While Zico is a rapper full of swag, Seolhyun is the nation's It-girl who has both refreshing and sexy down pat. Zico also previously described his ideal type as a girl with super, super thick thighs while Seolhyun insisted over and over again her ideal type was Song Joong Ki, so yeah, this was not what people envisioned, but hey, you keep dashin' to each other!
Which relationships in Korean entertainment took you by complete surprise?