The first top celebrity couple to officially announce their relationship this year turned out to be Joo Won and BoA!
On January 18, Joo Won’s agency, Huayi Brothers Entertainment confirmed that the two are dating. The agency was uncertain about the duration since it was the actor’s privacy.
Joo Won debuted in 2006 as a member of band Freeze then continued his career as a musical singer until he made a TV debut in 2010 with King of Baking, Kim Takgu. Achieving successes in following works like Ojakgyo Family, Bridal Mask, Good Doctor, Cantabile Tomorrow, and 7th Grade Civil Servant as well, the actor has written a great filmography in such a short time.
In 2015, Joo Won was honored with the Grand Prize at SBS’s Drama Awards with drama Yong-pal. Previous to his upcoming mandatory military service, the actor will act in another drama series, My Sassy Girl.
BoA is an established global artist who started the early wave of Hallyu in Japan. Debuted in 2000 when she was only 15 years old, BoA captivated both Korea and Japan, becoming the “Star of Asia.”
After reaching the peak of as a singer, BoA made a debut as an actress with 2013 drama series Waiting for Love.
The two seem to have developed romantic relationship based on the common interest of singing and acting. As both Joo Won and BoA are known for their good images, fans are supporting their relationship with enthusiasm.
Original article by Park So-young
Translated by Heewon Kim