I guess Christmas-time is as good as any time to announce relationships and fall in love. Bae Yong Joon (Winter Sonata, Dream High) has announced that he’s dating a 27-year old woman. The two were spotted attending a wedding in Japan as a couple, which is how the news and rumors broke out.
The two lovebirds met a few months ago through a mutual friend, but only started their relationship three months ago. There’s no talk of marriage yet (let’s not get ahead of ourselves) but they certainly are treading carefully because they’re “at that age” where marriage is to be expected. (He’s 41, by the way.) The girlfriend is also not famous, which makes it more difficult to reveal any personal information about her – other than the fact that she’s tall, beautiful, and grew up in America.
It’s no surprise to me that the Japanese newspaper Nikkan Sports first broke the news, and then Bae’s company KEYEAST Entertainment followed up with a report confirming the coupling. In fact, I find it amusing. He’s a way bigger star in Japan than in Korea nowadays.
Well, that adds him to the list of the older Hallyu actors finally settling into relationships.