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Lee Min-ho and Park Min-young confirm they’re dating
by | August 22, 2011 | 593 Comments

javabeans: The City Hunter and Nana Bear?!! They’ve just confirmed it, via Park Min-young’s agency.

girlfriday: They’re DATING? In REAL LIFE?

javabeans: It’s like my fantasies have collided with real life and now I’m all confused where one starts and the other stops.

girlfriday: And that’s different from a regular day how? Maybe it’s a sign that we should just give into City Hunter being reality.

javabeans: I…am…so…conflicted. On one hand, there go my fleeting, albeit delusional, daydreams of kidnapping — er, winning over Lee Min-ho with my charms. On the other hand… it’s City Hunter and Nana Bear!

girlfriday: I’m simultaneously wailing and squeeing.

javabeans: So, the facts: They’ve known each other for years and even were in a drama together — 2007’s I Am Sam, although she was a lead and he was just a minor supporting character. But they reportedly developed feelings over the course of shooting City Hunter.

girlfriday: Because how could you NOT fall in love with Lee Min-ho in City Hunter??

javabeans: DUH, talk about foregone conclusion. The official story goes, they started seeing each other after the show wrapped — a cup of coffee here, a drink there — and that developed into full-blown romance. Now they’ve been a couple for a month.

girlfriday: I KNEW his googly eyes at her wearing nothing but his white shirt wasn’t just an act.

javabeans: This is every shipper’s, fanficcer’s, drama fanatic’s dream come true. Almost literally. I bet this soothes some wounded souls after the ambiguousish ending, yeah?

girlfriday: I still contend that ending is in no way ambiguous, but whatever.

javabeans: I agree with you on the ghost theory (as in, PIFFLE!) but the romance was left open, kind of.

girlfriday: Ah yes. Well I much prefer their real-life counterparts getting the happily ever after.

javabeans: Aww, I just want them to be together all giddy-like and happy forever and ever.

girlfriday: All goofy and adorkable.

javabeans: Also: City Hunter 2!! Please? Don’t you lovebirds want an excuse to shoot a whole twenty-episode series where making goggly eyes at each other and being adorable is part of the job description? And you get PAID to do it???

girlfriday: Romance Lee Min-ho on- and off-screen? Best. Job. Ever.

Via Newsen


593 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. emy

    This is SO AWESOME. *squees*

    • 1.1 elizabeth

      OMG… When I read the title, I thought it was some rumor. Then it’s actually real and confirmed! OMG….. But I’m happy for him cos he finally found a partner.

      • 1.1.1 arwenarya

        Oh im so happy about the news and i totally agree with you not just a partner but a gorgeous partner i hope they will really be a real couple..i can’t help myself from sqealling… fall on the chair…

        • crazy apple

          me too.. im so happy for them!!! i wish all the best for these two lovers……

      • 1.1.2 nanabear

        so happy for them!!!! =)

        • crazy apple

          me too!!!..

        • CHRISTINE


    • 1.2 yen_nguyen

      Why do they release the news so soon (right after City Hunter)? I hope that’s not a deal.

      • 1.2.1 Maymay

        Because they started dating after City Hunter is over. The only reason they admitted to dating because they were caught. I don’t think it was a deal or something.

      • 1.2.2 Avril_KyuSun

        Me too.. it’s not be deal.. i hope it just to CH popularity!!

    • 1.3 ckdarkraven23

      Oh WOW!!!!So happy for the two of them!!! =P hope for the best for these two love birds!!! 😉 they are so cute together!!! 🙂 I knew he has a thing for petite beauties!I clearly remember Lee Min Ho saying that his dream girl was Song Hye Kyo in an interview before 😛 Happy, happy, happy!!! 😀

      • 1.3.1 Maymay

        Oh yeah, he did say that before. Well, PMY is certainly petite. Still so happy for them.


    • 1.4 nanabear

      i love them both!!! city hunter and nana bear!!!
      so cute together ( super kilig!!! )

    • 1.5 newkoreajapan

      :)) yes cute!!

  2. Eleven11


    • 2.1 irugnotmis

      happy happy!

    • 2.2 RckNRllNinja

      Two words:


      • 2.2.1 Raine

        One word:


        • Maymay

          No word:


    • 2.3 Kangling

      The best thing ever and the friggin’s sad thing ever too… I’m happy for them but how come the devil on my shoulder is poking me so hard and make me want to curse and cry??

      T_T I want to say hopefully they will last forever. but now I’m holding hand with my red companion.. they are still so young. breaking up is not a hard thing to do! Fighting!

      • 2.3.1 Maymay

        That devil on your shoulder, can’t ignore him no matter how hard you try.

  3. coffeevampire

    huge smile 🙂 This is too cute!!!! >.<

  4. Jenny

    I am happy for them but…. Minho is no longer single and ready to mingle!!! ):

    • 4.1 joyofpiano

      HAHAHA my reaction exactly….but shes better than anyone else I know 😀

      • 4.1.1 Maymay

        I’m so conflicted too. 🙁 🙂
        I’m sad that LMHot is no longer single.
        But if it has to be anyone, then I’m happy that it is Nana Bear!
        Wish them all the best!

        This is one happy MinMin shipper! 🙂

        • Mouri

          Me tooo!! I am happy that its Nana Bear….and I feel that Park Min Young is quite genuine as a person. But Lee Min Ho!!! I always wondered how I’d react to news of his dating….WHO he would eventually date…etc!! Now that its out…I am sad and happy at the same time…!! :(:!!!

          Best of Luck to you both!! :'(

    • 4.2 Soua

      I think LMH is the lucky on for getting such a sweet girl like PMY.

      He better treat her right!!!!


      • 4.2.1 Maymay

        I think they are both lucky to have each other.

        I sincerely hope they will not be driven apart because of the media or the fans.

  5. Lady Star


    I’m so happy for them *.*

    (sure I want Lee Min-ho all for myself too) But… YAY!!!

    • 5.1 Marina

      🙂 I thoughts exactly!

      • 5.1.1 Marina

        I meant -*MY* thoughts exactly
        My dumb phone auto-fails & switches things around from right to wrong sometimes 🙁

    • 5.2 kdrama filipina addict

      oh ;( am i the only one who still wants him to end up with Goo Hye Sun??? ;((

      • 5.2.1 Maymay

        No, I’m sure you are not the only one. However, GHS is so busy filming and editing her movie that I don’t think she has time for a relationship.

        Besides, PMY and LMH are too cute together. 🙂

    • 5.3 moon

      l like LMH .but his girlfriend is so sweet.and so good.his chosen is right.

  6. sorcy79au

    Awww I’m sooo happy for them both!
    Min Young, I am so envious of you. You are one lucky chick.
    Min Ho, you are still sooo hawt!

    This news has brightened up my day. I have a stupid grin on my face and I’m getting weird looks from my co-workers. ^_^

    I hope fans/netizens/papparazzi will give them space and not force a break up which has been happening a bit too often these days.

    • 6.1 Maymay

      I’m also very afraid for PMY. She already has many antis; now she may suffers more bashing from LMH fans.
      Fighting City Hunter and Nana Bear!
      Fighting LMH and PMY!
      May your relationship last for a long time. 🙂

    • 6.2 Marina

      I was thinking about that too…antis are very scary when they go all fanatical. I would hate for them to start tormenting her because she’s dating LMH. I really do hope that the media and netizens give them space.

      I get that look often at work when I’m sneaking around reading DB. I guess it’s good thing that my desk faces the wall so that everyone passing by doesn’t see my weird expressions I make when trying to contain the giggles.

      • 6.2.1 Maymay

        There is antis already on this thread.
        So sad for them. It’s going to be so tough to date openly now.
        Don’t be bother by the negative MinMin.
        MinMin Fighting!

        • ckdarkraven23

          Shucks…i hope the antis won’t go overboard on this….Lee Min Ho and Park Min Young deserve to be happy together 😀 let’s celebrate their relationship!!!that’s the best way to wish them well!! 😀

  7. girlatsea


    Lee Min-ho is officially off the market. *SOB*

    • 7.1 girlatsea

      I’m happy for them. I really am. Really.

      • 7.1.1 maria

        yes, i hear the happiness in your voice. it’s just like the happiness in MY voice.

        • zzzmadison

          and mine too…. =p

      • 7.1.2 lovekdramafan

        I agree with you. Finally some young Korean actors admit they are dating. Good for they. Hope that the rules for the private life of Korean idols change and they will be allowed to say that they are dating, are in love, eating, drinking, facial hair, etc., without fearing the hysterical fans. BTW, the Korean idols are human too.

      • 7.1.3 crazy apple

        that two couples were so cute at that pic…

    • 7.2 Isabelle

      Not until he is married sister

      • 7.2.1 Danna

        Amen to that

      • 7.2.2 Maymay


        So true! 🙂

        In this day and age nothing is final until you’re dead.

        • Jones

          And even then I’m sure god negotiates.

          • koreamom

            @maymay @jones: oh my! do you girls love the movie Everafter too? cause you quoted from it! haha! it is my most fave. one ever!
            anyway, everyone is being so magnaminous here! I AM JEALOUS AS HELL THAT MY NAME IS NOT PARK MIN YOUNG right now! but ya know, only one girl can snatch him so i am happy to see it is her!
            seriously, we want City Hunter 2 and then some cute nana bears and city babies! i love all the comments! trouble is, then she will still have to “share” him with millions of rabid fan girls! sort of… course the best is for her and her alone! cause what goes on in the bedroom, stays in the bedroom. muhahahaha!

          • Maymay

            Yes, I love Ever After.
            I’m just glad someone recognize the quote. 🙂

        • Ivoire

          Hi Maymay,

          you had me laughing to tears, literally!!! I Love LMH but never thought that the news of him finally dating (after all the complaining I saw him do in interviews last year about how he would like to have a girlfriend) would have me laugh to tears. And yes, I am really happy for both of them.

          Back to your comment: are you implying that LMH is technically still available until he is 6 feet under? just wondering 🙂

          @Girlfriday: “Romancing LMH on and off screen, best. job. ever.” great line.
          When I read the news, I thought :” see, there is a reason why Girlfriday and Javabeans should have kidnapped him when he came to LA, now he is with PMY :-)”
          Oh well, I hope it goes well for them.

          • Maymay

            “are you implying that LMH is technically still available until he is 6 feet under?”

            Yes, I am. Things change all the time so technically he may be available in the future. Also, according to Corn Tea below, there is still the afterlife to vie for his affection. 🙂

          • Oladele timilehin

            I dont tink it a crime 4 havin dem together.Lee min ho sunbae and park min young,min and min,may u last long in jesus name,n just remember my name oladele timilehin,timmylee,cus we wil b producing film together in the next 5yearz

        • Corn Tea

          Maymay, there is the after life, probably a loooong line of fangirls vying for him in that world, too.

          • Maymay

            Sign me up for the afterlife with LMH. 🙂

      • 7.2.3 girl with tardis

        LOL. Love this.

        • Ivoire

          @ Maymay,

          Ha, ha, ha… Can I just say, you are one tenacious girl, holding on to hope with life with LMH in the afterlife. If you could come back, please let us know how things are going between the two of you. Wishing the two of you the best as well 🙂

  8. Tok

    umm no. jk. jealous.

  9. yong in

    happy for them! : )

    • 9.1 jen

      im hurt and jealous huhuhuh fix me im broken…..is there somebody to catch me in falling????? but,shes beautiful do im ryt? but its uk…………love lots both of you mwuah….

  10. 10 Helterskelter

    I’m not a big fan of LMH or PMY (not that it matters) but it’s nice to hear celebrity couples dating in real life and being honest about it…so good on them! 😀

  11. 11 isabella

    i knew it!!! they totally had a us west coast rendezvous lol but awww they’re sucha beautiful couple haha

    • 11.1 Maymay

      West coast rendezvous?

      You mean the time where LMH went missing after his CF in LA…hmm, so that’s why the LA fangirls could not find him. 🙂

  12. 12 adette

    awww 🙂 cutiessss

  13. 13 rianna

    omg!!!!!!! i can’t even!

  14. 14 stars4u

    make city hunter 2!!!!

    • 14.1 Niki

      Make city-babies and baby-bears!!! ^^

      • 14.1.1 kay

        LOL thanks for the laugh

      • 14.1.2 Maymay


        I want lots of City Babies please.

    • 14.2 xine

      Apparently LMH has said he would do a second series if asked as long as it was different to season 1 – so at least the subject is being discussed!

  15. 15 Vanessa

    YAY!! 😀 so cute(: <33

  16. 16 ingridine

    After Go Soo, now it’s LMH…it’s a real surprise because they are young in Kdrama land! cute XD

    • 16.1 Carinne

      Young? How young do you need to be for bow-chica-bow-wow?

      • 16.1.1 Maymay




    • 16.2 kaye

      Did PMY date Go Soo, too?

  17. 17 Amber's Cube

    First reaction…. NOOOOOO…..

    And to think ive been wondering who will be the lucky girl to capture Lee Min Ho’s heart.

    Park Min Young is the luckiest girl ever.

    Im happy for both of them though.

    • 17.1 KiddyOmalley

      indeed! she is!

  18. 18 Bluefyre


    Saw this in my feed and I’m like O_O

    On the one hand–YAY!! They’re AWESOME together!
    On the other hand– TT____TT My Min-ho!


    Best of luck to them both! D’awwwwwww!

  19. 19 Kitteh

    I want to go to Korea just to joyfully throw confetti over them.

    • 19.1 ladida

      Hahaha. So do I, they’re so awesome.

      • 19.1.1 Princess

        LOL ! I would love to join you. Park Min Young must save Korea in her past life. She get to date the HOTTEST GUY of Korea. I am so happy for them. I LOVE them both. YAY!!!

    • 19.2 Raine

      Count me in!

  20. 20 estel

    She is one brave soul. I don’t know that I would want to risk an entire country full of rabid fangirls, but I’m glad they’re coming out with it right at first. That way we won’t play the ridiculous “they’re just oppa/dongsaeng” game. Except PMY is older than LMH, so I suppose it would be the “they’re just noona/dongsaeng” game.

    Good luck to them both! Congratulations! And I desperately hope this does mean they’ll do a City Hunter 2. ~prays fervently~

    • 20.1 V

      Just wondering: We all know about the power of the word “oppa”. But in a noona-dongsaeng relationship, can the noona still call the dongsaeng “oppa” from time to time, replete with the OPW (oppa-pout-wiggle)? Or is that weird?

      • 20.1.1 estel

        Actually, I’ve seen it happen. Albeit on television…currently on the variety show We Got Married, there are two couples with a noona/dongsaeng relationship, Nichkhun from 2PM and Victoria from f(x), and Kim Won-joon and Park So-hyun. On a couple of occasions, either the girl has voluntarily busted out an OPW, or the guy asked for it. In fact, there’s a rather hilarious example of this in the episode where Kim Won-joon and Park So-hyun go shopping for their new apartment: any time PSH wants something, she has to say, “Oppa, this one” and do the OPW before he’d agree. ^_^

        Definitely not conclusive, but I would say that it happens.

        • Cynthia

          TOTALLY agree with you!!
          There are some WGM couples that fake or not, should be together! Khuntoria, for sure – and Yonghwa and Seohyun.
          As for the news of LMH & NaNa?!


          Fantasy becoming reality is a GOOD thing – now when I go back and watch their make-out scenes, I’ll be even more appreciative!

    • 20.2 Danna

      well she’s only a year older than him….good luck to them

      • 20.2.1 Danna

        speaking of which..he’s almost never had a co-star that is younger/his age, has he??

        • Ivoire

          I don’t think so, not since BOF at least. (I don’t know about the dramas before BOF).

          • girl with tardis

            But KHS is older than LMH, so BOF doesn’t count, does it?

    • 20.3 Eleven11

      Ooh, noona/dongseng? cute… also, if anyone was in a good position to come out as LMH’s girlfriend, it was PMY – how can fangirls turn on an OTP they’ve already come to love?

      Its fate… =p

  21. 21 MeeisLee

    WHAAAT. I don’t know if I should be happy or sad D:. I’ll wish them well if they also confirm they’re going to be apart of City Hunter 2…

    No wonder that kiss scene on the roof of her house lasted so long :P.

    • 21.1 MeeisLee

      Heh, funny how 3 people and I post at the same time.

  22. 22 Bluefyre

    And yes please! Make CITY HUNTER 2!!!


  23. 23 Mindy

    I am so devastated!!! Even though I’m not head over heels for him, I feel sad…. but excited for them!!
    I stopped watching City Hunter on episode 8 (for some reason…?) so I’m going to finish it now for sure! I really want to see their on screen chemistry lol… that sounded wrong.
    But seriously best wishes for them! I hope they work out!!! <3

    • 23.1 momosa

      I might get whacked for this…but there is not much chemistry between them. LMH has more chemistry with Prosecutor and Ahjusshi than Nana. This is only what I thought.

      • 23.1.1 riin

        omo! the Prosecutor! SO TRUE 😀

      • 23.1.2 sam

        hmm… maybe Joey’s Rule applies here 😛

  24. 24 Corn tea

    City hunter and bear nana are a couple in real life? You guys are sure you didn’t get this news from The Onion?

    I must ask does she tell him to buy chicken chicken in real life?

    • 24.1 Corn tea

      This is giving me hopes for city hunter 2, where else can you spend 24/7 with your boyfriend/girlfriend? Strike the iron while it’s hot!

      Kudos to them for being open about it. I now want to see their wedding pictures!

  25. 25 KiddyOmalley

    can’t believe it! They were too cute together in the drama… so all that lovey dovey wasn’t for nothing right? OH MY GOD! just like javabeans: fantasy and reality became one and i’m all confused here!
    sad because he’s not single anymore… but happy because it’s City Hunter and NaNa bear!

  26. 26 su choo

    had a feeling they were as they were really comfortable with each other……woman instuition…did i spell that right? lol!!

    • 26.1 Pat


    • 26.2 PURPLELEE

      it’s intuition, right?

  27. 27 eunie

    awww! soo cute <3

  28. 28 ___

    They make such an adorable couple!!!!

  29. 29 babyfat

    i love this news – a big fan of City Hunter – My sweet little Nana : i hope LMH make all your dreams come true – congratz !!!

  30. 30 Isabelle

    How old is she

    • 30.1 liz

      she was born in 1986; he was born in 1987

      • 30.1.1 Carinne

        ohhh, tigress and rabbit?

        • pinktie

          Tiger will eat rabbit right.

  31. 31 Saima

    OMG!! OMGGG!! OMGGGGG!! *fans self*

    ‘nuf said!!

  32. 32 lapetite

    OH.MY.GOD!!! I happy for them, even though they had crazy chemistry together this was completely unexpected.

  33. 33 jandoe


  34. 34 laya

    First reaction: 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮 😮

    Second reaction: *wail* Lee Min-ho yaaaaaa.

    Third reaction: *a la Sayuri in You’re Beautiful* We must be happy for them! *starts congratulations chant*

  35. 35 Fasiris Fay

    omggg that’s awesome! still sad that he’s no longer single 🙁 but they’re so cute together.

    City Hunter 2 please! 😀

  36. 36 Danna

    reading all the comments here makes me kinda glad that this did not happen post BoF…..my rabid love for him has gone down a bit since PT (yet to catch CH..but I will)…anyways I like her with him best, compared to his other costars..good luck to them especially since I’m sure the fangirls will be going nuts right now..hehehehe

  37. 37 pv

    Yay!! Haha. I’m sad but at the same time happy for them. =)

  38. 38 yakno

    CH2 please, and thanks, bye now.

  39. 39 neonrainbowstarrs

    if it can’t be me at least its Park Min Young!
    They are so incredibly beautiful together, I hope they get married and pass their genes onto beautiful children

  40. 40 Corn tea

    Random thoughts keep flooding my brain…isn’t this his first relationship after he shot to stardom? Is he going to change his Facebook status to in a relationship now this is out in the open?

    Their real life romance is making up the insufficient love story in City Hunter. It’s like this is the continuation of City Hunter, except it’s real and BETTER.

  41. 41 Noelle

    God I can just imagine the crazy going on right now in SK. Those fangirls and guys are gonna be harsh man. Well I wish them luck. They make a cute couple.

  42. 42 anvesh

    She is one of the popular actresses, other Moon Geun Young, I don’t like but I don’t hate her or anything.. I just.. idk. Anyways, objectively speaking, they look cute together..

    Their couple story now gives me another excuse (other than watching Lee Min Ho) to watch City Hunter. From the hype, I hope their on screen chemistry is good.. may be I’ll like Park Min Young after this drama.

  43. 43 lovenyc52

    gahhh utter cuteness… <3 <3 <3

  44. 44 lamz325


  45. 45 monsterlover

    True i agree BEST JOB EVER 😀

  46. 46 dls

    Waaah…such a great news this morning….
    hopefully they develop a long lasting relationship and get married like Eugene

  47. 47 Rubysing

    Min-Min make a handsome pair and I wish them well. Now for news from Geun-Geun and HwanHye 😀

    • 47.1 Persophone

      Agree. I like MinMin couple. God I envy Park Min Young. She’s like Scarlet Johanson (did i spell it right? lol) in Korea -built, body and appeal wise. Good luck to her ( fangirls are not easy to please )
      Hope them happiness.

      Rooting for the next couple to announce HwanHye couple and Geun2x couple.

      • 47.1.1 cita

        i admire their courage what with crazy antis in Korea.

        i just wish that my favorite OTP, shinhwa/dooley couple..park shin hye and jong yong hwa will follow, hahaha..they are also good friends from way back..it will be a dream come true for me if that happens..i will faint but cant die..LOL…

        and geungeun..mgy and jgs i dont mind at all…i just realized after watching yab bts and HS that YH and PSH had better chemistry..they are so naturally cute…

    • 47.2 TgM4

      HwanHye!!!! Now thatz a pair I would love to see!

  48. 48 crazedlu

    I NO LIKE. i’m not even a huge fan of lmh, but nooo. pmy? sure, i guess.

  49. 49 lenrasoon

    i’m so happy for them!!

  50. 50 saini

    i pray to god that they become the best looking couple in whole world…..
    minmin couple fighting!!!!
    i love both of them since I am sam days!!!!

    • 50.1 jay bee

      amen for that

      • 50.1.1 sieku usui

        hmpf… xme here!!!!!!

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