Rejoice, K-Pop Fans! Oh Yeon-seo & Kim Bum Confirm Their Relationship
Not sure if you’ve realized it, but we can’t stop talking about the world of K-Pop. There are so many different groups to listen to and South Korean solo artists to sing along with, you can never get bored! So you can bet that when it comes to K-Pop star relationship news, we are all over it.
According to Oh Yeon-seo and Kim Bum‘s reps (via Soompi), the two South Korean stars are dating! The relationship reportedly began after the 30-year-old actress’ SK television series, Hwayugi (a.k.a. A Korean Odyssey), wrapped filming. “After Hwayugi ended in the beginning of March, they became friends at a gathering and naturally progressed into dating,” her agency, Celltrion Entertainment, reports. “They have feelings for each other and are getting to know each other more.”
The 28-year-old actor’s agency, Starship Entertainment, echoes that the now-couple met through mutual friends and began working toward coupledom soon after. “They are in the beginning stages of their relationship,” Starship adds.
Rumors of Oh Yeon-seo and Kim Bum as a romantic pairing began swirling after they were reportedly spotted on a restaurant date in Cheongdam-dong earlier this month. As it turns out, the gossip among fans was right this time!
In 2002, long before she met her match, Oh Yeon-seo made her entertainment debut as a 15-year-old girl who went by her given name, Oh Haet-nim. At the time, she was part of a trio known as LUV, along with Jo Eun-byul and Jeon Hye-bin. Together, the three of them released their first album, Story, which included their singles, “Orange Girl” and “I Still Believe in You.” Sadly, the girl group was short-lived and disbanded roughly six months after inception due to low popularity. But, perhaps it was a blessing in disguise? After all, she soon shifted her focus to acting and continues to star in multiple projects to this very day.
Kim Bum also has a musical background, releasing his first studio album, Hometown, in June 2012. However, he’s best known for acting, particularly on the 2009 South Korean television series Boys Over Flowers.
Prior to dating Oh Yeon-seo Kim Bum was dating his Goddess of Fire co-star, Moon Geun-young. News of their relationship first hit headlines on November 1, 2013. However, it wasn’t long before news of their breakup made their own headlines; the two ended their relationship seven months later, on May 15, 2014. Their agencies revealed at the time, “They did break up not too long ago but have decided to remain good friends and supportive colleagues.”