South Korean celebrities Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin announced their engagement on Instagram on Thursday. The pair starred in the hit global show “Crash Landing on You,” which became one of the country’s most-watched drama series after airing on Korean television and Netflix in 2019.
In the show, Son Yoon played Se-ri, a fashionable heiress and businesswoman who unexpectedly falls into the life of Hyun’s character, Ri Jeong Hyeok, a conscientious North Korean military officer and son of a high-ranking official. After an accidental paragliding accident, the two meet on the North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which separates the two Koreas, and eventually fall in love.
Much to the delight of fans of the show, the chemistry was carried over into real life, and the pair are now set to tie the knot after making their relationship public in early 2021.
Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin in a still from “Crash Landing On You” (2019). Credit: tvN/IMDB
Son posted an image of a miniature ivory white wedding dress on Instagram with the accompanying caption, “I’ve thought long and hard about how to share this story because it’s an important story.” Without saying Hyun’s name, she wrote that she had met someone to spend the rest of her life with. “Yes, it’s him… It happened so naturally… But isn’t that fate?”
“Please help us celebrate the dawn of our future,” she added.
An hour later, Hyun posted a message through his agency VAST Entertainment & Media.
“Jeong Hyeok and Se-ri, who worked together on a show, are about to take their first step together,” Hyun said in the Instagram post, referring to their characters’ names.
“Some may have guessed it already. Yes, I have made an important decision to get married and am about to enter the second phase of my life cautiously.
“She always makes me laugh and I promised her we would spend time together for the next few days,” he added, posting a close-up photo of the two holding hands and a handwritten version of what was written in the accompanying caption.
Son’s agency, MS Team, confirmed the news of the couple’s engagement in a press statement.
“They will hold a wedding ceremony in Seoul next March. As it is a difficult time for everyone due to the pandemic and according to the will of the two actors, the event will be held privately,” the statement read.
Son and Hyun are among South Korea’s most popular actors and have international influence among luxury brands seeking lucrative Asian markets. Son worked on campaigns for Italian fashion house Valentino, while Hyun was appointed brand ambassador for Swiss watch manufacturer Omega and Tom Ford Beauty.
Top image caption: Actors Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin during a press conference of tvN drama “Crashing Landing on You” at the Four Seasons Hotel on December 09, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea.