The King the Land drama couple SNSD (Girls’ Generation) YoonA and 2PM’s Lee Junho recently faced dating relationship rumors. However, both agencies immediately denied the rumors after they surfaced on the internet, claiming them to be mere misunderstandings. But was it really true? Check out the following reasons why many still don’t believe the statements. And there is plenty of reasonable doubt behind YoonA and Lee Junho dating relationship suspicions.
KING THE LAND Drama Couple SNSD YoonA and 2PM Lee Junho Reportedly in Dating Relationship
From the on-screen couple in many shows and King the Land drama, SNSD YoonA and 2PM Lee Junho were reportedly in a long-term dating relationship.
On July 3, Korean media outlet The Proof exclusively reported that YoonA and Lee Junho were not merely an on-screen couple in their recent drama King the Land, but also real-life lovers.
A source from the entertainment industry revealed to The Proof that YoonA and Lee Junho had developed feelings and started their dating relationship before filming King the Land drama. And that the romantic relationship was the main reason why they worked together on this project.
“Lee Junho and Lim Yoon Ah developed a dating relationship before filming JTBC’s Saturday drama, ‘King the Land’. This relationship was why they did the project together.”an entertainment industry source.
YoonA and Lee Junho have been one of South Korea’s most favorite couples, especially after their legendary couple dance to Senorita. Since then, many have been expecting the two of them to unite both in a drama project or in real life, especially knowing that the two artists have a long history in the entertainment industry.
Not only YoonA and Lee Junho share the same age, but they also debuted as Kpop idols around the same time. Following their successful career as idols, the two artists have now developed their careers into two of the most successful actors and actresses in the South Korean filming industry.
And these similarities have reportedly been the reasons behind their close relationship.
Both Agencies Denied the Drama Couple’s YoonA and Lee Junho Dating Relationship Rumors
On the other hand, it appears the rumors were not completely accurate.
After personally checking with the artists, the two companies finally stated the rumors were false. YoonA and Lee Junho are long-time close friends but are not in a dating relationship. The two artists’ closeness may have started the rumor in the first place.
“YoonA and Lee Junho are very close, but the dating rumors are not true.”YoonA’s agency, SM Entertainment.
“YoonA and Lee Junho are close friends, but after confirming with the artists, the dating relationship rumors were only groundless rumors.”Lee Junho’s agency, JYP Entertainment.
Are They REALLY Not Romantically Involved? The Signs Said Otherwise
Indeed, the rumors of the dating relationship between YoonA and Lee Junho didn’t last for a day. However, was it really the truth that they were not dating?
Many fans are still not convinced, although both agencies have denied the rumors. They’re still suspicious there is something more going on behind the statements. And these suspicions are not without reasons.
1. Lee Junho’s Suspected Long-Time Attraction to YoonA
Firstly, as previously mentioned, YoonA and Lee Junho are of the same Kpop generation. They debuted as members of the most prominent idol groups at the time: Girls’ Generation (SNSD) and 2PM, so they have a tremendously extensive history together.
But that is not all. It has been suspected that Lee Junho has been attracted to YoonA for a long time.
During the time SNSD and 2PM were actively promoting, YoonA was ‘it girl’ of the Kpop industry. She was the center of SNSD and became the ideal type of many, both fans and idols, including almost everyone in 2PM.
However, considering the 2nd generation Kpop trend at the time, the center of boy group 2PM was not Lee Junho. It was Ok Taecyeon. That is why on many collab occasions, YoonA was almost always seen paired up with him, including in the 2009 Korean Music Festival and 2010 Cabi promotion.
And apparently, Lee Junho had been jealous of this collaboration.
In 2010, Taecyeon exposed Lee Junho’s jealousy of his pairing with YoonA during SBS‘s One Night’s TV Entertainment. He said Junho had been envious of his performance with YoonA, and Junho simply smiled in embarrassment at the revelation.
Along with the revelation, Lee Junho stayed close to YoonA over the years of their entertainment career. He stayed close to her during Family Outing variety show, and even had the chance to sleep next to YoonA.
Additionally, in SBG: Idol Special, Lee Junho kept praising YoonA as if she was a divine being. He kept on smiling when he saw YoonA.
These interactions were evidence that YoonA had always been special for Lee Junho for a very long time.
2. Attraction Grew into a Close Friendship
Then, over time, this attraction grew into a close friendship between the two of them.
During almost 2 decades of building their career in the Korean entertainment industry, YoonA and Lee Junho had apparently built a strong friendship together. Many evidence has been out in the open to support this fact.
One time when YoonA was busy filming her previous drama with Lee Jong Suk, Big Mouth, Lee Junho sent a special coffee truck for her. In the industry, these coffee/snack truck gestures are only common for artists’ families, relatives, and those who have close relationships. It is their way of showing their support for the beloved in their busy schedules.
What’s more surprising was that the two superstars apparently had their own special handshakes, which only close friends commonly have. And Lee Junho and YoonA had even incorporated this handshake into their latest drama, King the Land.
3. MIND-BLOWING Chemistry
Furthermore, while it is true that YoonA and Lee Junho have been professional artists for a long time, the chemistry they have with each other is beyond this world.
Not only did they have extraordinary chemistry on screen, but they have also been very sweet with each other off-screen as well. YoonA and Lee Junho’s mind-blowing chemistry is—as per fans’ experience—only commonly seen with couples who ended up having real-life dating relationships, including Hyun Bin x Son Ye Jin and the now-broken-up couple Lee Min Ho x Park Min Young.
4. Agencies’ Denial Doesn’t Always Mean It’s Not True
Finally, many still believe in the possibility of YoonA and Lee Junho’s covert dating relationship, drawing parallels to similar cases from the past.
When dating rumors between Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin first broke in 2019, both agencies also responded with denials. However, today, these denials ended up unproven as the couple is now happily married and blessed with a baby of the century.
Therefore, agencies’ denials have since lost their great power of the truth.
Even though SM and JYP may have denied it right now, the possibility of YoonA and Lee Junho being in a dating relationship will always exist.
but i just know this is the denying phase like the good graduates from the hyunbin and yejin school they are… you just cant have names like “yoona & junho” go so well and not end up together pic.twitter.com/h42TfRLWTm— MMBF (@MariaMBrittof) July 3, 2023
To Yoona n Junho shipper,— #BinJin Love Is…..Destiny | Baby Kim is here (@writer_liltash) July 3, 2023
We got 4 denials before they confirmed. So, just chill n enjoy the ride. 😊
A HyunBin & Son Yejin shipper. ❤️
So, what do you think about King the Land drama couple YoonA and Lee Junho dating relationship rumors? Do you believe they’re dating or was it simply groundless rumors? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
Meanwhile, here’s YoonA and Lee Junho’s mind-blowing chemistry in Allure Korea’s pictorial.
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