9 Korean Celebrity Couples Who Originally Started Out As Friends

These celebrities didn’t have to experience the friend zone.

Korean celebrity couples can have multiple paths in their process of becoming a couple. Some couples even originally started as friends, here are 9 of those couples.

1. Jo Jung Suk & Gummy

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Jo Jung Suk and Gummy originally met through a mutual friend and became close almost immediately. After connecting through music, the two eventually went from close acquaintances to an official couple.

2. Cha Tae Hyun & Choi Suk Eun

Cha Tae Hyun and Choi Suk Eun first met in high school, and Cha Tae Hyun fell in love at first sight. However, they didn’t become an official couple for a couple of years, as Cha Tae Hyun was too nervous to ask Choi Seuk Eun out. They were friends for around 2 years until Cha Tae Hyun grew the courage to ask her to be his girlfriend.

3. Im Ji Eun & Go Myung Hwan

Im Ji Eun & Go Myung Hwan were friends for quite some time before becoming a couple. They both went to the same church and got to know each other more over the years. The two eventually became a couple and got married in 2014.

4. Lee Da Hae & Se7en

Lee Da Hae and Se7en were close friends for a long time. They became a couple once they realized they were always supporting each other through tough times.

5. So Yi Hyun & In Gyo Jin

So Yi Hyun and In Gyo Jin were both co-stars on multiple K-dramas, which led to their initial friendship. They eventually became more than friends and got married to each other in 2014.

6. Jun Ji Hyun & Choi Joon Hyuk

Jun Ji Hyun and Choi Joon Hyuk were childhood friends from elementary school. The two later reconnected when they were adults, which led to their eventual relationship.

7. Jung So Min & Lee Joon

Lee Joon and Jung So Min were co-stars on My Father is Strange, and they originally were strangers. The two became close during the filming of the drama and developed a playful friendship with each other. It wasn’t long until this friendship developed into something more.

8. Han Chae Young & Choi Dong Joon

Han Chae Young and Choi Dong Joon originally started as good friends with each other, as Han Chae Young even referred to Choi Dong Joon as her best friend. They later developed feelings for each other and got married.

9. Choi Tae Joon & Park Shin Hye

These two had quite the connections with each other, as they were co-stars on The King of Dramas. They both also attended Chung Ang University and started to become close to each other during this time. Their relationship eventually developed from friends to lovers.