The Two Top Actors Who Are So Close, They Were Once Rumored To Be In A Gay Relationship

That’s not all though…

Actors Gong Yoo and Kang Dong Won may be two of the hottest “it” actors within the nation, as they continue to maintain their popularity year after year. But did you know that the two top actors have a very special friendship? Mnet‘s TMI News broke down the two’s intertwined relationship for their viewers — and it gets very interesting.

The Mnet segment starts off by explaining just how the two handsome actors met, which was way before their rise to stardom.

Kang Dong Won (left) and Gong Yoo (right) | Mnet

Before they debuted as actors, they both worked as models and it was there that they began their friendship. With the inclusion of Jo In Sung, these three are well-known to be the best of friends.

— Mnet’s “TMI News”

However, Gong Yoo and Kang Dong Won’s relationship doesn’t end at just a friendship, but it was further revealed that the two’s history goes all the way back to their grandfathers.

Caption: “The two best friends are actually one family?!” | Mnet

Following a call with his father back in 2004, it was then that Kang Dong Won found out that his grandfather’s best friend was from the Gong family line.

After a phone call with his father in 2004, Kang Dong Won found out that his grandfather’s best friend came from the ‘Gong’ family. It was there that he learned about his grandfather’s childhood best friend, who was Gong Yoo’s grandfather.

— Mnet’s “TMI News”

But that’s not all! As the shocking and intertwined relationship between the two actors continued to unfold, it was further revealed that the two are actually related.

Still from “TMI News”, not a photo of their real family | Mnet

Gong Yoo and Kang Dong Won’s parents’ siblings ended up getting married to one another.

— Mnet’s “TMI News”

To simplify the situation, this means that Gong Yoo and Kang Dong Won are actually in-laws!

Headlines revealing the shocking family tree of Gong Yoo and Kang Dong Won | Mnet

The two’s friendship even dips into their professional relationship, as it was revealed that Kang Dong Won’s appearance in Peninsula — the sequel to Train to Busan — was all in thanks to Gong Yoo.

They also continued their special destiny with Kang Dong Won’s appearance in ‘Peninsula.’ It was revealed that after reviewing the script for ‘Peninsula,’ Gong Yoo personally suggested Kang Dong Won for the role to the director.

— Mnet’s “TMI News”

And while the two actors are unable to meet frequently due to their busy schedules, TMI News shared that their friendship manages to remain closer than ever. However, there was a point in their close friendship that actually brought forth some interesting rumors.

What was the rumor, you may ask? Gong Yoo and Kang Dong Won are so close that they sparked gay rumors once upon a time.

Illustrative purposes: “Gong Yoo Kang Dong Won same sex relationship” | Mnet

They were so close, in fact, that the two sparked same sex relationship rumors at one point within their friendship.

— Mnet’s “TMI News”

And while such sudden rumors may take anyone by surprise, Gong Yoo reportedly went with it and responded in the best way possible.

After hearing about the rumors, Gong Yoo messaged Kang Dong Won, ‘honey what are you up to?’

— Mnet’s “TMI News”

The Mnet segment concluded their piece by sharing a wish that was once requested by Gong Yoo himself.

During an interview, Gong Yoo once shared his wish to feature in a production along with Kang Dong Won and Jo In Sung in the future.

— Mnet’s “TMI News”

So you’re telling us that Gong Yoo and Kang Dong Won are not only close friends, but their grandfathers were close friends and they’re related as in-laws?! What a wild story of intertwined destiny!

You can watch the whole story about Gong Yoo and Kang Dong Won’s crazy relationship down below.