There are those who are skeptical about whether there really is such a thing as “true love”, unsure of the concept of passionate, everlasting devotion and affection. But if you needed proof to make you believe in a love that transcends the problems of modern dating, the below celebrity couples will show you examples of love that has lasted time, distance – and public scrutiny.
1. Choi Ye Seul publicly announced her love for her then secret boyfriend, MBLAQ’s G.O.
Before the couple went public with their relationship in 2018, Choi Ye Seul wrote on her fancafe a message about G.O.
I’m in love. It’s someone I want to live with for the rest of my life. He’s been a big help when I felt weary. He trusts my decisions and helps me find solutions. Above all, he loves me more than anything.
— Choi Ye Seul
2. G.O credits Choi Ye Seul with saving him from depression.
G.O has spoken about his depression following his long legal battle with his former agency and fight with alcoholism. In an open letter to his fans, he said meeting Choi Ye Seul was one way he found himself after being so unhappy.
While I was making new values through many experiences, I met Choi Ye Seul. I was surprised that I could be happy without any worries. I understood why my friends or other people wanted to brag when they were loved by a woman.”
When the news of them dating broke, he posted on Instagram: “She is someone who accepted and has been so considerate of so much. I am so happy. I believe that this happiness that I feel will spread to those who love me like a happy virus.
3. Rain wrote a proposal into his song “The Best Gift”.
Rain and Kim Tae Hee had been dating for five years when they married in 2017, and although Rain had spoken about his love for the actress in the past, his ultimate gesture of love was in his song, “The Best Gift”, released just before their engagement news broke. According to long-time friend Psy, Rain had written the song to say everything he had wanted to say to his girlfriend, and the line, “Your name forever will be the biggest happiness” is a secret message to Kim Tae Hee, as translated into Chinese the message reads, “Your name forever, Tae Hee.”
4. Gu Hye Sun’s husband made her feel like a little kid again.
Boys Over Flowers‘s Gu Hye Sun married her former Blood co-star in 2016, after the two met on set. Ahn Jae Hyun sweetly confessed that he found her pretty – and, embarrassingly, the entire crew overheard through his mic! She pursued him after that, kissing him in her car right before they were due to kiss on screen. In the reality show Newlywed Diary, Gu Hye Sun admitted they’re like kids when they’re together.
We were both mature when we were dating. But now he’s a kid and I’m a kid. And we’re family. I don’t know what kind of mind he had when marrying me, but I [married him] because I realized I was [innocent] like a child when I was at his side.
— Gu Hye Sun
Sadly, their marriage did not last forever, as the two ended up disagreeing on many things, and ultimately ended up with their current, messy divorce lawsuit.
5. Moon Heejun fell for Soyul when she made him tea.
HOT‘s Moon Heejun revealed he had been a fan of his future wife, Crayon Pop‘s Soyul, since he first saw her performing in a school girl’s uniform with tracksuits on. They met for the first time when Soyul aired on a show Moon Heejun was hosting – but it was the simple act of Soyul preparing tea to help with his diet that made him fall head over heels.
6. Min Hyo Rin is Taeyang’s “muse”.
The couple tied the knot earlier this year after meeting on the set of Taeyang‘s music video “1AM” in 2014. Min Hyo Rin was the first girl that Taeyang ever dated, and since the two went public in 2015 he has not been shy of declaring his love for her. He admitted she was on his mind while writing the album “White Night”, and she was famously the inspiration for his hit “Eyes, Nose, Lips”.
As with my previous song “Eyes, Nose, Lips” it’s impossible for my music to not be influenced by my girlfriend. To put it boldly, because she’s the person that I love the most, I think of her as my muse who gives me inspiration.
7. Shin Min Ah devotes herself to helping her boyfriend Kim Woo Bin recover from cancer.
Shin Min Ah and Kim Woo Bin started dating in 2015, and in 2017 Kim Woo Bin was diagnosed with Nasopharynx cancer. Shin Min Ah released a statement through her agency when the news broke, saying, “I am currently helping Kim Woo Bin get better while he’s under treatment.” Earlier this year on an episode of Channel A‘s Heard It Through the Grapevine, reporters called their love story like that of a tragic romance novel.
I heard Shin Min Ah follows Kim Woo Bin to the hospital whenever she doesn’t have a schedule. I think it’s beautiful how she takes care of him without minding her surroundings.They’re like a romance novel; a girlfriend who takes care of her ill boyfriend. I think (his illness) is also how they’re able to deepen their love more sincerely.
— Heard It Through The Grapevine
8. Jung Kyung Ho and Sooyoung are honest with each other about their moods.
Jung Kyung Ho and Girls’ Generation‘s Sooyoung have been dating for five years, so they know each other’s moods well. On Life Bar, he admitted that he once gave her 1,000 roses for their 1,000th day anniversary, but it wasn’t received well. He said: “I didn’t know 1,000 roses would be that much. She immediately told me to come and clean it up.”
9. Sooyoung is more concerned about Jung Kyung Ho than the public eye
On the same program, Jung Kyung Ho admitted the hardships of being a celebrity couple, saying he was always worried that everything he said about their relationship would be blown up. “I’m sorry to [Sooyoung]. I would talk for 3 to 4 hours about a project, but my 10-second talk about her would be on the news. So I’ve become more careful about it.”
He said that he even worried about it happening again after appearing on the show, and had called Sooyoung to relay his concerns. He admitted: “I suspected it would happen again today, so I called her the day before. She told me, ‘It could happen. What are you worried about? Just dress nicely and go.’”
10. And he’s definitely going to marry her someday, but not until her career is where she wants it to be.
In a subsequent interview with Ilgan Sports, Jung Kyung Ho said he was aware that she had all the traits he didn’t, but it made him love her more.
She has a lot of warmth that I don’t have. She also thinks of the people around her well. I’m envious that Sooyoung has all the traits that I don’t have, but that also makes me like her that much more. I believe all mistakes are made by men. So I think I all that’s left is for me to treat her well. Seriously, Sooyoung gives me so much strength.
I don’t have any plans on marriage yet. I know I’ll feel stable after marrying so I do want to marry, but I can’t just do it for myself. I also have to think about my partner. I want to help her [Sooyoung] begin her career as an actress by being her steppingstone. I don’t want to burden her or disrupt her career with marriage. I want to see Sooyoung working actively. I think we can get married afterward.
— Jung Kyung Ho