6 Famous Korean Couples With Big Age Differences
You’ve heard it many times: Age is just a number. And some Korean celebrity couples are here to prove their age gap will stand the test of time!
Here are 6 Korean entertainment industry couples who bridged their age gap and built strong relationships.
- Lee Byung Hun and Lee Min Jeong
Lee Byung Hun (52) and Lee Min Jung (41) are often referred to in their circles and by the media as the perfect couple. There are 12 years between them.
They announced their relationship in 2012 and married a year later. In 2015 they had their first child.
The couple admitted they broke up early in their relationship. Since Lee Byung Hun was a top actor and Lee Min Jeong was a rising star when they first met, he was living abroad for work and felt his future was in the way.
They broke up due to their different schedules, but got back together when Lee Byung Hun returned to Korea.
- Moon Heejun and Soyul
The couple, whose age difference is 13 years, surprised everyone when they announced in November 2016 that they were in a relationship and were even getting married in February 2017.
Moon Heejun (45), ex-member of HOT and Soyul (32), ex-member of Crayon Pop knew how to get people talking!
She gave birth to her first child, Moon Hee Yul, also known as Jam Jam, who was made famous by KBS reality show Superman Returns.
In the fall of 2022, the couple had a son, and the two are still married.
- Actor So Ji Sub and journalist Cho Eun Jung
For example, Ji Sub (45) met his wife Cho Eun Jung (29) in February 2018 while he was appearing on a TV show hosted by Cho to promote the film Be With You (2018). The two officially confirmed their relationship in May 2019.
Despite being 17 years apart, the two married in 2020. In late 2022, So Ji Sub and Cho Eun Jung supported the works of painter Park Seo Bo and took photos with him; It was the couple’s first public photo since their wedding in 2020.
- Chef Baek Jong Won and actress So Yoo Jin
The 15-year age difference between Baek Jong Won, 56, and So Yoo Jin, 41, was a trending topic in the entertainment industry, but netizens were even more shocked to learn that So Yoo Jin’s parents made a 30-year difference.
The two married in 2013 and have a son and two daughters. They’re happier than ever and last week they celebrated Children’s Day with some cute family activities.
- Shim Mina and Ryu Phillip
In 2015, it was reported that Shim Mina (50), a legendary singer of the 2000s who became famous for her performance at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, was dating Ryu Phillip (33), a former member of SoREAL.
The two tied the knot in 2018 and have made multiple television appearances despite their sometimes controversial 17-year difference.
The two have a YouTube channel called Philmi Couple. In addition, Ryu Phillip is currently active in a trot idol group called K4 and his wife supports him in every step of his career.
- Eric and Na Hye Min
Shinhwa’s Eric, 44, and actress Na Hye Min, 32, confirmed their relationship in July 2017, many years after speculation first surfaced in 2014 that the two had been spotted together on multiple occasions.
Eric and Na Hye Min have a 12-year age difference. The two are still married and on March 1st this year, Na Hye Min gave birth to their first child, a son.
Despite their age difference, they prove that love wins!