2017 was yet another exciting year in K-entertainment with all the new catchy hits, debuts, trending dramas, and of course, dating scandals! Throughout the year, many juicy gossips roamed the web about celebrity 'A' dating celebrity 'B'. Although most of the times these gossips are far from the truth, some have actually turned out to be valid. And out of the many dating rumors that stirred up the web in 2017, K-pop fans at EastMeetEast, #1 Asian dating app in North America & beyond, have chosen the Top 5 most juicy rumors-turned-true celebrity couples of the year.
Check them on the list below!
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5. Girl's Day's Sojin ♡ Eddy Kim
Rumors said the two stars from Channel CGV's 'I'm A Movie Director Too: Youth Movie' have turned into a couple after working together. The rumors roamed the web for a while in the first half of 2017, however, Girl's Day's agency, DreamT Entertainment, responded with denial, stating, "She's simply close friends with Eddy Kim." Well, a day later on June 28, the agency switched up their words and admitted the two are actually a couple. In order to protect one another, they covered up their relationship but after multiple dating rumors, Sojin and Eddy Kim finally settled on going public. Just recently on December 26, the two confirmed their breakup.
4. Nam Joo Hyuk ♡ Lee Sung Kyung
The adorable pair from 'Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo' was stirred up in dating rumors after Lee Sung Kyung posted a suspicious photo of a guy who seems to be Nam Joo Hyuk on Instagram. Soon after, YG Entertainment confirmed the labelmates are indeed a couple. Many were delighted to hear the two stars have become real-life lovers. However, Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung parted ways several months later and confirmed they've broken up.
3. Lee Jun Ki ♡ Jun Hye Bin
Another "just friends" celebrity pair that turned out to be real-life lovers. Lee Jun Ki and Jun Hye Bin, who've worked together on 'Joseon Gunman' in 2014, constantly denied dating rumors but finally confirmed they're more than just friends when Dispatch released photos of them on a date. Several months later the dating confirmation, the two announced they've separated.
2. F.T. Island's Minhwan ♡ LABOUM's Yulhee
Things got wild in various online communities after Yulhee mistakenly posted photos of her and the F.T. Island member on her public Facebook page. It's assumed Yulhee accidentally shared the photos on her public page instead of her private account. The photos surely led to suspicion on the two idol stars' relationship, and they soon announced the rumors are true after all.
1. Song Joong Ki ♡ Song Hye Kyo
The trending actors from mega-hit drama 'Descendants of the Sun' were wrapped up in dating rumors multiple times. Netizens claimed the two were spotted wearing 'couple bracelets', and even traveling together overseas. However, both of their labels responded with strong denial. Well, the denials were false and the rumors were actually true because the Song-Song couple announced that they're not only dating but planning to get married! Definitely the most viral, juicy celebrity datings news of 2017!
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