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Real Male Korean Celebrity Friendships We Should Admire

Fairlane is a devout Asian entertainment fan. On the side, she is a professional screenwriter and author.

As much as Koreans love celebrity lovelines, it is obvious that friendship is valued more. Many fans pay close attention to the affection shown by a guy to his guy friend(s). A guy saying how much he values his friendship is celebrated more. However, it could be difficult to decipher which actions are just fan service and which ones are real. After all, celebrities are trained to know which buttons to push to get the desired reaction from fans.

Most of the time, real friendships are revealed not during shows or TV appearances but through photos they tweet or post on Instagram. On some occasions, these celebrity friends will have their conversations on Twitter for the public to follow. Social media allows fans to know more about their favorite celebrities and their friendships with other guys.

Here are some notable friendships between male Korean celebrities.

Childhood photo of GD and Taeyang. GD posted this photo on his Twitter when he wished Taeyang a happy birthday.

Childhood photo of GD and Taeyang. GD posted this photo on his Twitter when he wished Taeyang a happy birthday.

1. G Dragon and Taeyang

Suengri famously admitted that the members of Big Bang were never close; their relationships were just professional. That was until G Dragon’s marijuana scandal and Daesungg’s driving accident. That’s when they all realized how much they valued each other. These incidents inspired them to form a bond they didn't have before.

However, there were two members that did have a friendship prior to these events. They are Taeyang and G Dragon.

These two were friends since they were kids. They have remained friends throughout their training in YG and have continued to be friends to this day. G Dragon has repeatedly called Taeyang his best friend in several interviews. When Taeyang recorded his song about friendship, he automatically called G Dragon. He said that there was no one else who could perform on the song because G Dragon knows him the most.

Although it is obvious that G Dragon has enjoyed more success than Taeyang in terms of a solo career, it is admirable how their friendship remains unaffected to this day.

A photo of Jang Keun Suk and Rain during one of their "date nights".

A photo of Jang Keun Suk and Rain during one of their "date nights".

2. Jang Keun Suk and Rain

Jang Guen Suk is known for being vocal about everything while Rain is known for being reserved and very polite. That’s why many were shocked when Jang revealed that Rain and he are good friends. Many thought that Jang was just trying to rub some of Rain’s positive image on him.

Jang shared a photo on Twitter of him and Rain having a good time. It is rare for Rain to be photographed doing personal things. He is always busy with promotions, rehearsals, recording, filming and pictorials. It means a lot for Rain to spend time with another high profile celebrity.

3. Simon D. and Jung Yong Hwa

These two go way back. Simon D and Jung Yong Hwa have walked different paths. While Jung has pursued the life of an idol with one of the biggest management companies in Korea, Simon D. has pursued hip hop, a more niche genre on Korea.

However, success hasn’t stopped these two from spending time with each other whenever they can. In an episode of Happy Together, Jung mentioned that they often call or visit each other when he was about to impersonate Simon D.

Their closeness became more apparent when the two were guests on Running Man. The two often goofed around together. They revealed that they were both born in Busan and went to the same school together.

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Song Joong Ki and Lee Kwang Soo with some friends.

Song Joong Ki and Lee Kwang Soo with some friends.

4. Song Joong Ki and Lee Kwang Soo

Song Jong Ki and Lee Kwang Soo met when they both joined the cast of Running Man. The cast would often tease Lee for trying to appear close to Song to gain fans and a good reputation. Song would join in the fun by denying his friendship with Lee. However, Song would usually show more affection towards Lee.

When Song left the show because of his busy schedule, he revealed that Lee was his closest friend on the show. The good news is that they didn’t lose touch. To this day, they still go out regularly. In an interview, Song revealed that Lee is his only friend who has gone to his house many times. His mother also likes Lee. In fact, she often cooks for him when he is visiting.

5. Haha, Gary and MC Mong

This is one friendship for the books. Their friendship has survived the test of fame, poverty, and success.

Many don’t know that Ha Dong Hoon (AKA Haha), MC Mong and Gary were friends even before they entered the entertainment industry. Through MC Mong’s controversies, repeated failures and success, this group has remained close. Gary and Haha were two of the few celebrities who supported MC Mong when his military scandal broke out. They still tweet each other today.

Haha supported Gary when he was new in the variety show industry. Haha was the one who held Gary’s hand to help him develop his persona.

Meanwhile, Gary has supported Haha in his music. In fact, he often goes to Haha’s shows for free and helps out in the production. These two openly show affection to each other. They often post photos of themselves hanging out, and they tweet each other often. They even openly say “I love you” to each other.

That’s some brotherhood right there.

The notorious dragon brothers.

The notorious dragon brothers.

6. Kimg Jong Kook, Cha Tae Hyun and Jang Hyuk

Kim Jong Kook, Cha Tae Hyun and Jang Hyuk are the famed dragon brothers. Cha is a comedian, Jang is an actor and Kim is a singer/variety star. They have had different career paths, but that didn’t stop the dragon brothers from bonding.

They regularly spend time with each other and are always supporting each other’s major milestones. When one of them has a major event like a movie premiere or album release, you can count on the rest to be there. Unlike other celebrity friends, however, they like teasing each other when one is asked about the other. They talk smack about each other a lot and spill each other’s embarrassing secrets.

7. Kim Hyun Joong and T.O.P

These two have been friends since middle school. They first met when they lived in the same neighborhood and went to the same school. They hit it off right away. They both started dreaming of a future in music together, but they ended up taking different paths. However, this didn’t impact their friendship.

They see each other whenever they can, and they have a blast imitating each other. Their chemistry is evident in the video below.

A photo posted by Seulong and Nichkhun during one of their "date nights".

A photo posted by Seulong and Nichkhun during one of their "date nights".

8. Seulong and Nichkhun

Seulong and Nichkhun aren't in the same group, but that hasn’t stopped them from becoming BFFs. These two have had more date nights than some celebrity couples out there. They often share photos whenever they hang out, and it seems like eating is their official bonding activity.

Their friendship started when they were still both trainees. They would end up with similar schedules and had a lot of things in common. Now they consciously make time for each other. Seulong kept supporting Nichkhun after his drunk driving accident.

Lee Seung Gi and Lee Seo Jin during their Hawaii vacation.

Lee Seung Gi and Lee Seo Jin during their Hawaii vacation.

9. Lee Seung Gi & Lee Seo Jin

Lee Seung Gi and Lee Seo Jin are more than a decade apart in age, but that has not stopped the two from forming a bond.

Their friendship started when Seung Gi signed with the same agency as Seo Jin. Seo Jin took a liking to Seung Gi, and he invited him out for a drink during Christmas. They have now spent every Christmas together. They also go on vacations together and share their photos with fans.

Eunhyuk and Junsu during their middle school days.

Eunhyuk and Junsu during their middle school days.

10. Eunhyuk and Junsu

Eunhyuk and Junsu met each other during middle school, and they have been friends ever since. They made a vow to never drink or smoke, and they have kept that promise to each other.

Everyone thought this friendship would be pulled apart when Junsu's group, JYJ, left their label, SM Entertainment. However, these two have demonstrated through their Twitter banters that they have remained best friends.


Hyacinth Ramos on June 13, 2018:

Wow this bromace is so sweet i wish i have a friend like them if my bestfriend didn't passed away in a young age

Duds on November 24, 2015:

Cha Tae Hyun is not a comedian... He is an actor

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