South Korean celebrities Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin announced their engagement on Thursday through Instagram. The pair starred in the global hit show “Crash Landing on You,” which became one of the country’s most-watched drama series after they got broadcast on Korean television and Netflix in 2019.
In the show, Son played Yoon Se-ri, a fashionable heiress and businesswoman who suddenly drops into the life of Hyun’s character, Ri Jeong Hyeok, a conscientious North Korean military officer and son of a high-ranking official. Following a fortuitous paragliding accident, the two meet on the N. Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone, which divides the two Koreas, and finally fall in love.
To the delight of the viewers, the chemistry carried into real life, and the couple are now set to tie the nuptial knot after they went public with their relationship in early 2021.
Son posted an image of a miniature ivory-white wedding dress to Instagram with the accompanying caption: “I thought long and hard about how to share this story because it’s an important one.” Without saying Hyun’s name, she wrote she had met someone to spend the rest of her life with. “Yes, it’s him… It happened so naturally… But, isn’t that destiny?”
“Please help us celebrate the beginning of our future,” she wrote. An hour later, Hyun posted a message via his agency, VAST Entertainment & Media.
“Jeong Hyeok and Se-ri, who worked together in a show, are about to take their first step together,” Hyun posted in the Instagram post, referring to their characters’ names. Son’s agency, MS Team, confirmed the news of the pair’s engagement through a press statement.