K-drama star Kim Soo Hyun is extremely busy these days. First and foremost, Kim is acting in the popular summertime K-drama Producer, a show that is almost three-quarters through its initial airing. Secondly, he is the global representative of South Korea-based coffeehouse chain Caffe Bene, in which Kim Soo Hyun leads the way of making the company the number one coffeehouse chain in China over the current number one there, Starbucks.
Despite all the responsibilities Kim Soo Hyun has on his plate, it seems he has time to enjoy the company of others, especially when it comes to romance. Rumors are flying like crazy that Kim is dating Sandara Park, one of the singers of K-pop group 2NE1. The thing is, said rumors might be true.
K-drama and K-pop internet forums are flooding with discussion of a possible relationship between Kim Soo Hyun and Sandara Park, as reported by Koreaboo. It all started when a forum user kicked off the rumors by writing that Kim and Park were both seen together at a restaurant, dining alone. It should be noted there is no photographic proof at the moment, but the rumor is being given credence as it is compared to the recently-confirmed dating rumors between K-drama star Min Hyo Rin (Triple, Romance Town) and K-pop group Big Bang member, Taeyang.
Apparently, the Kim Soo Hyun and Sandara Park relationship (or the possibility of it existing) is so popular, some of its shippers have already compiled video clips starring the Korean stars. One such video by HTC Family is attached below.
However, some shippers – as well as KDrama Stars – have taken the time to analyze the possible Kim Soo Hyun and Sandara Park relationship, providing five reasons why the rumors might be true.
- As mentioned earlier, both Kim Soo Hyun and Sandara Park were seen dining alone at restaurants. Once again, it must be emphasized no photographic evidence has been shown but eyewitnesses have easily recognized the two Korean stars.
- Sandara Park had two cameo appearances in K-dramas Kim Soo Hyun starred in. This includes You Who Came From The Stars and, most recently, Producer.
- Both Kim Soo Hyun and Sandara Park have a mutual friend in Jung Il Woo (Unstoppable High Kick, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop). Jung claims that Park is the only female friend Kim has.
- Sandara Park is a huge fan of You Who Came From The Stars. Park claims she was motivated by Jun Ji Hyun’s character in the K-drama, the one who wanted to look her best for Kim Soo Hyun’s character.
- Sandara Park has specifically stated that she would rather date a younger man despite her admiration for various actors who are older. Park is 30-years-old. Kim Soo Hyun is 27-years-old.
In the end, all the rumors and speculation shall remain just that until both Kim Soo Hyun and Sandara Park themselves admit their relationship to be true, or at least have their official representatives claim otherwise. For all of you Kim and Park shippers out there, do you think the relationship is real or just a rumor?
[Image via Mundo Fama]