“Dispatch’s New Year’s Couple” — 9 Relationships Revealed By Dispatch On New Year’s Day

It’s news that fans look forward to every year.

Korean news outlet Dispatch is known for their coverage of a previously unconfirmed couple on almost every New Year’s Day. Here’s a look back on 9 of the relationships that Dispatch revealed over the years.


1. 2010: Yoo Hae Jin and Kim Hye Soo

Yoo Hae Jin and Kim Hye Soo made history as Dispatch’s first New Year’s Day couple of the decade. Unfortunately, their romance was short-lived. Yoo Hae Jin and Kim Hye Soo broke up one year later, in 2011.


2. 2013: Rain and Kim Tae Hee

No New Year’s couples were revealed by Dispatch in 2011 and 2012, but the tradition continued in 2013 with Rain and Kim Tae Hee. Many years have passed, but this couple (now married) is still going strong!


3. 2014: Yoona (Girls’ Generation) and Lee Seung Gi

One of the most beloved idol couples of all time was revealed on January 1, 2014. For years, Lee Seung Gi told the whole world that Yoona was his ideal type. Fans were thrilled when this dream couple became reality and enjoyed the romance while it lasted. The couple parted ways in July 2015.


4. 2015: Lee Jung Jae and Im Sae Ryung

Dispatch revealed the relationship between actor Lee Jung Jae and the daughter of Daesang Group’s president, Im Sae Ryung, on January 1, 2015.


5. 2016: Junsu (JYJ) and Hani (EXID)

Junsu and Hani‘s relationship was announced on January 1, 2016. The couple split in September, due to their busy schedules.


6. 2018: G-Dragon (BIGBANG) and Lee Joo Yeon (former After School member)

In 2018, Dispatch announced this celebrity couple, citing evidence that G-Dragon and Lee Joo Yeon (Jooyeon) had spent three days on Jeju Island together.


A month later, however, former BIGBANG member Seungri stated that none of the members, aside from Taeyang, were currently dating. Both G-Dragon’s agency and Joo Yeon’s agency denied Dispatch’s report.

Except for Taeyang, none of the Big Bang members have girlfriends.

-– Seungri.


7. 2019: Jennie (BLACKPINK) and Kai (EXO)

Dispatch broke the internet when they announced this power couple! Unfortunately for shippers, this couple’s relationship ended before January did.


8. 2021: Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin

Fans were extremely thrilled to see Dispatch’s reveal of the Crash Landing On You stars as a couple on January 1, 2021! The two have since gotten married, and Son Ye Jin recently shared a photo of their baby.

9. 2022: Hyomin (T-ARA) and Hwang Ui Jo

Dispatch spotted Hyomin and soccer player Hwang Ui Jo on a date in Switzerland at the end of 2021. Unfortunately, they’ve since broken up.

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