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Current Lives of 4 Top Actors Dubbed Most Iconic K-Drama Male Leads

While Kim Soo Hyun and Gong Yoo are single, Hyun Bin and Song Joong Ki are both married with children

In the world of K-dramas, certain male leads have left an indelible mark on the hearts of viewers. When we think of the most iconic K-drama male leads from the 2010s, Kim Joowon from “Secret Garden,” Do Minjoon from “My Love from the Star,” Yoo Shijin from “Descendants of the Sun,” and Kim Shin from “Goblin” easily come to mind. Interestingly, three out of these four dramas were penned by screenwriter Kim Eun Sook.

Hyun Bin, Kim Soo Hyun, Song Joong Ki, and Gong Yoo symbolized the golden era of 2010s K-dramas and these roles also became pivotal milestones in their careers. 

As the years have gone by, Hyun Bin, Kim Soo Hyun, Song Joong Ki, and Gong Yoo have maintained their appeal and remained A-list stars. However, their personal lives have taken different paths. Notably, both Song Hye Kyo’s exes, Hyun Bin and Song Joong Ki, are now both enjoying happy married life. 

Hyun Bin 

With nearly two decades in the industry, Hyun Bin has endeared himself to fans through both his talents and clean personal life. After the success of “Secret Garden,” Hyun Bin has continued to shine in various works. He married top actress Son Ye Jin at the age of 41, creating much buzz. They recently celebrated their son’s first birthday.

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Song Joong Ki 

Through “Descendants of the Sun,” Song Joong Ki not only earned fame and fortune but also found love with Song Hye Kyo. Unfortunately, their marriage was short-lived. After nearly two years together, they went their separate ways.

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Song Joong Ki remarried Italian girlfriend Katy Louise Saunders and now, along with his wife, has welcomed their first son, much to the delight of fans and family.

Kim Soo Hyun

Kim Soo Hyun’s name skyrocketed with his role in “My Love from the Star.” His on-screen chemistry with Jeon Ji Hyun created a sensation not only in Korea but throughout Asia. 

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Throughout his career, Kim Soo Hyun was linked to romantic rumors with former 2NE1’s Dara in 2015. There were also rumors of him dating Wonder Girls’ Sohee and even secretly getting married. In response to these claims, both stars denied them. As of now, Kim Soo Hyun is presumed to be single.  

Gong Yoo 

Gong Yoo, known for his lead roles in “Train to Busan,” “Goblin,” and “Coffee Prince,” maintained his allure even in a cameo appearance in the global sensation “Squid Game.” At the age of 43, Gong Yoo is presumed to be single and keeps his personal life completely private.

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Source: K14

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