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The long-time friendship between two top actors, Song Hye Kyo and Yoo Ah In (ft. Song Joong Ki)

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Song Hye Kyo and Yoo Ah In’s friendship has always drawn admiration. 

Friendships between male and female stars in Korea’s entertainment industry are not rare, but the family-like closeness between Song Hye Kyo and Yoo Ah In is definitely not that common. Both are A-list actors with high status, outstanding popularity, and successful careers. Their decade-long friendship, despite some turbulence along the way, cannot help but make fans admire them. 

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Yoo Ah In and Song Hye Kyo have never joined the cast of the same project, but they have been close for years. Song Hye Kyo’s ex-husband, Song Joong Ki, was also close with Yoo Ah In. The broken marriage of Song – Song could not affect the long-lasting bond between Yoo Ah In and Song Hye Kyo. 

Admirable friendship despite the different starting point

Song Hye Kyo is one of the top goddesses of the Korean screen. She became popular throughout Asia thanks to iconic dramas such as “Autumn In My Heart”, “Full House”, “That Winter, The Wind Blows”, “Descendants of the Sun”… She has been active in the industry for more than 20 years, but her popularity remains at the top. 

Song Hye Kyo Yoo Ah In

Yoo Ah In is the youngest Blue Dragon’s “Best Actor” winner in history, the owner of countless prestigious acting awards. He has the looks, the skills, and top reputation. Yoo Ah In succeeds in both television and cinema with a collection of successful works such as “Sungkyunkwan Scandal”, “Six Flying Dragons”, “Veteran”, “Burning”, “Alive”, “Hellbound”,…

Yoo Ah In and Song Hye Kyo’s 5-year age difference, gender difference and even different starting points can’t make the two of them any less close. 

Initially, when Yoo Ah In had not risen to the top, he was once remembered as “Song Hye Kyo’s best friend”. The two actors are under the same management label, United Artists Agency, have many similarities in personality and are extremely secretive about their private lives. In particular, Yoo Ah In is a rare male star who has been publicly supported by Song Hye Kyo multiple times. They comfortably interact and show off their friendship on SNS, without being worried about dating rumors. 

More than friendship or romance, the precious affection Song Hye Kyo and Yoo Ah In have for each other is like soulmates 

Since they are very close, dating rumors between them couldn’t help but spark. However, everyone knows that Song Hye Kyo and Yoo Ah In are soulmates, so these rumors have no credibility. 

Although they have never been co-stars in any work, the two have always shown support for each other’s projects. Yoo Ah In once had a cameo appearance in “Descendants Of The Sun” to support Song Hye Kyo. Later, in an interview, Yoo Ah In excitedly revealed, “Because I couldn’t give her a present at the birthday party, I wanted to prepare another gift. Luckily, I had a chance to appear as a cameo in her drama”.

Every time either of them stars in a new project, the other shows love by sending a coffee truck to the filming set. Yoo Ah In went to Song Hye Kyo’s house many times and even took pictures to show off on SNS. He openly supported her dramas and even pictorials. Yoo Ah In is also a rare male star who has appeared on Song Hye Kyo’s SNS many times, more than any other male co-star and even her ex-husband Song Joong Ki.

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Yoo Ah In appeared as cameo in “Descendants of the Sun” as a birthday present for Song Hye Kyo
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Yoo Ah In posted Song Hye Kyo’s magazine cover 
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Sending coffee trucks to support each other has been a tradition of the two
Song Hye Kyo Yoo Ah In
Having the same management company, many similarities in personality, Song Hye Kyo and Yoo Ah In are close like family

The special connection with Song Joong Ki and the shocking divorce rumored to have broken their ties

Song Hye Kyo and Yoo Ah In’s friendship is connected with another A-list actor, Song Joong Ki, who is both former co-star, ex-husband of Song Hye Kyo, and a close friend of Yoo Ah In. Since their early days as rookies, Yoo Ah In and Song Joong Ki have become close friends thanks to co-starring in “Sungkyunkwan Scandal”. The drama was the launch pad for the careers of the two and also helped them become friends. Yoo Ah In and Song Joong Ki in “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” created such an iconic chemistry that they even won “Best Couple” at the year-end awards show. 

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Song Joong Ki Yoo Ah In
The duo even won Best Couple 

Familiar with both Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo, Yoo Ah In became the “matchmaker” for the once happy couple. Even before Song – Song went public with their relationship, the two often hung out together with Yoo Ah In. Yoo Ah In volunteered to become a “third wheel” for his two close friends to date without fear of being scrutinized by the media.  

Yoo Ah In’s cameo role in “Descendants Of The Sun” turned out to be not only a gift for Song Hye Kyo but also to show his friendship with Song Joong Ki. At Song – Song’s wedding, Yoo Ah In became a special guest standing in front of the aisle, giving a congratulatory speech to the couple. Their friendship was expected to grow stronger after the wedding of the century, but Song – Song’s shocking divorce seemingly put an end to the mutual friendship of the trio.

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Song – Song and Yoo Ah In were famously close friends
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Yoo Ah In was an important guest at Song – Song’s wedding 
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He had a congratulatory speech at their wedding 

Yoo Ah In’s choice and suspicion of falling out with Song Joong Ki

Coming out of a broken marriage with Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo gradually regained balance in life. She returned to the small screen and has been engaging in more activities, showing the audience a mature image after an unsuccessful marriage. And the man who stood by her side during hard times is Yoo Ah In. 

After Song – Song parted ways, the relationship between them and Yoo Ah In was rumored to turn awkward. However, Yoo Ah In and Song Hye Kyo still stayed close despite all odds. On Song Hye Kyo’s birthday, Yoo Ah In bought her flowers, publicly showing affection for his best friend on SNS. He lovingly wrote: “Long live the Queen”, affirming that the friendship of the two has remained unchanged.

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Yoo Ah In brought flowers to Song Hye Kyo on her birthday, and sweetly called the queen

Because Yoo Ah In continued to stay close to Song Hye Kyo, between him and Song Joong Ki, rumors of him no longer being friends with Song Hye Kyo’s ex-husband arose. 

However, at the end of last year, Yoo Ah In happily mentioned Song Joong Ki and their legendary chemistry in “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” in an interview. At the 2021 Blue Dragon Film Awards, the two also met. When Yoo Ah In was on stage, the camera panned to Song Joong Ki sitting below. He was happily clapping and smiling at his friend. It can be seen that Song Joong Ki and Yoo Ah In still maintain a good relationship despite rumors about the breakup of the trio.

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At the Blue Dragon Awards at the end of last year, Song Joong Ki looked happy while looking at Yoo Ah In on stage 

Although the public cannot fully understand the complicated relationship between Yoo Ah In, Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki, one sure thing is that Yoo Ah In is always by Song Hye Kyo’s side despite all the ups and downs. Yoo Ah In has clearly demonstrated that his affection for Song Hye Kyo is more than that of friends and coworkers. 

Song Hye Kyo Yoo Ah In

He also made the public admire him even more for being able to maintain a good relationship with both Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo even after they called it quits on their marriage. Song Hye Kyo is lucky to have a sincere and understanding soulmate like Yoo Ah In.

Source: K14

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