Fans of Squid Game have fallen deeply in love with the characters and one character, in particular, is Player 067, Kang Sae-byeok, who is played by Jung Hoyeon. And she has emerged as a global trend through the Netflix series ‘Squid Game’.
On the 7th of October, Hoyeon’s agency Saram Entertainment posted a video with her fellow actor Gong Myung where they boasted their chemistry of the same age.
Recently their friendship at the filming site drew a warm feeling from the viewers.
Meanwhile, Gong Myung is currently appearing in the SBS drama ‘Lovers of the Red Sky‘ alongside Kim Yoo-jung and Ahn Hyo-seop.
But don’t worry guys, he isn’t the one we are here to talk about. Fans have just discovered Jung Hoyeon has been dating the same guy for years! She has been together with actor Lee Dong Hwi since 2015.
Okay first up, who is Lee Dong-hwi?
Dong Hwi rose to prominence with his role in the popular drama Reply 1988 in 2015. And he is known for his work in films like The Handmaiden and Extreme Job.
In January 2016 the couple first announced their relationship publicly. Jung Hoyeon (21) and Lee Dong-hwi (30) – due to their 9 years age gap they got a criticism about their dating. But clearly, they’ve got themselves through it!
In an interview with Herald Pop, Jung Hoyeon revealed, “Her boyfriend is very proud of her and the success of Squid Game.”
Since the show dropped on Netflix, Jung Hoyeon who plays Player 067 has become hugely popular – she’s gained over 18 million Instagram followers in just three weeks.
She told Herald Pop,
Since he’s an actor, he’s a good senior, a good friend, and a good person. He cheers me on a lot, and he worries for me as well. He’s sort of like a dad.
Jung Hoyeon and Lee Dong Hwi got the nickname ‘fashionista couple’ when they started dating. Even though they’ve opened up about their dating life, they are still maintaining their privacy with utmost secrecy.
A Korean Blogspot revealed that a number of social media users accused Jung Hoyeon of wanting ‘to ride on his fame.’
Public Reaction to Her Relationship
A user commented,
I bet the woman’s side leaked this because she wanted to ride on his fame. It’s a bit early for him to be getting into dating scandals, he should focus more on his acting career for now.
But another opined,
Jung Hoyeon is one of the most popular models right now, seems people who don’t know her are assuming she purposely leaked this. Honestly, she has nothing to gain from releasing dating news like this.”
Now we know for sure Jung Hoyeon didn’t hook up with his current boyfriend to gain more popularity. She has the secret within her and it just burst out with the success of the Squid game. People should never judge a celebrity over-popularity. Cause acting and a chance to do something big, matter.
However, she is one of the most followed Korean actresses on Instagram right now.