5 Adorable Couples Who Are Well-Loved by K-pop Fans: Karina & Lee Jae Wook, Sooyoung & Jung Kyung Ho, More!

Fans are fully aware of how sensitive dating in K-pop is, with many couples having faced backlash due to various reasons such as controversies or pure fan hate. However, some couples are adored more than others by the majority.

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Here are 5 couples who are well-loved by K-pop fans!

1.  aespa Karina & Lee Jae Wook

Fans Send Protest Truck to SM Entertainment Demanding aespa Karina to Apologize Following Dating News
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Fortune Paper Predicted aespa Karina Dating News With Lee Jae Wook? Footage Resurfaces
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When Karina’s dating news with Lee Jae Wook came out, K-pop fans, especially MYs, were shocked. However, the reveal turned out to be mostly positive, as most netizens expressed their support for the couple and even called out Dispatch for exposing the relationship.

The reveal eventually generated numerous discussions online, ranging from tracing the couple’s past interactions to protecting Karina from mindless criticism.

2. Girls’ Generation Sooyoung & Jung Kyung Ho

Jung Kyung Ho's Sweet Reply When Told To Stand SNSD Sooyoung Up On Anniversary
(Photo : Kyung Ho, Sooyoung (Instagram))

SNSD Sooyoung & Jung Kyung Ho
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SNSD Sooyoung & Jung Kyung Ho
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Sooyoung and Jung Kyung Ho have been dating since 2013, and fans couldn’t get enough of the couple’s openness. Throughout numerous instances, Sooyoung and Jung Kyung Ho have been spotted on numerous occasions such as going out in public or having double dates.

3. BIGBANG Taeyang & Min Hyo Rin

BIGBANG Taeyang, Min Hyo Rin
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BIGBANG Taeyang, Min Hyo Rin
(Photo : YG Entertainment)
BIGBANG Taeyang, Min Hyo Rin
(Photo : YG Entertainment)

Taeyang has also gained attention online for expressing his love for Min Hyo Rin through music, which melts the hearts of fans.


Min Hyo Rin is also embedded into Taeyang’s 2014 ballad hit “EYES, NOSE, LIPS,” which garnered widespread acclaim due to its sincerity, composition, and the singer’s performance. The song has also become a fan-favorite since its release.


Taeyang and Min Hyo Rin tied the knot in 2018. In 2021, the couple welcomed their first child.

4. TWICE Jihyo & Kang Daniel

Fans Show Support for TWICE Jihyo and Kang Daniel Following Break Up
(Photo : TWICE Jihyo | Kang Daniel)

TWICE Jihyo and Kang Daniel Have Broken Up
(Photo : Dispatch)

The year 2019 was a heart-stopping shocker for both ONCEs and DANITYs, as the dating news of Jihyo and Kang Daniel was revealed by Dispatch. 

At first, some were unwelcoming of the relationship since Daniel was just making his mark by founding KONNECT Entertainment in June 2019 and becoming a soloist in July 2019. However, the couple warmed up to the public through time.

Unfortunately, fans were heartbroken when Jihyo and Kang Daniel broke up in November 2020. According to Dispatch, the two stars parted ways due to their busy schedules and have now focused on their career paths.

5. HyunA & Dawn

HyunA & Dawn
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HyunA & Dawn
(Photo : Instagram|@hyojong_1994)

While HyunA is currently dating former Highlight member Junhyung, her relationship with ex-boyfriend Dawn was considered the standard by many K-pop fans. During their run, the couple has consistently gained traction for showing their affection for one another.

This includes posting photos on social media, mentioning each other on variety shows, making public appearances, and even making a comeback together with the song “PING PONG.” 

But in November 2022, HyunA and Dawn broke up, shattering the hearts of fans.

Do you know any other couples who are adored by K-pop fans? Let us know in the comments below!

*****************] Riely Miller