If you ever ask who the hottest celebrity power couple in South Korea is right now, chances are you’ll probably get Kim Woo Bin and Shin Mina as the answer. They’ve got some exciting projects lined up in movies and TV and a long-lasting love story that even cancer couldn’t defeat. So, without further ado, let’s jump into the incredible journey of this famous couple.
Their love story dates back to 2014 when a casual friendship, formed during a fashion photoshoot, blossomed into a deeper relationship. In July 2015, the couple officially acknowledged their relationship through their agencies.
However, their love faced a challenge when Kim Woo Bin was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer in 2017. Shin Min-a stood by his side through this challenging period, and photos of them heading to hospitals together created waves of admiration among fans.
In 2020, Kim Woo Bin joined Shin Min-a’s agency, AM Entertainment, following his return after recovering from cancer.
Shin Mina is set to grace the screens on December 6th with Our Season, a fantasy drama about the miraculous moment of a mother coming down from the Heavens on a 3-day vacation and staying beside her daughter. She is also returning to the small screen with tvN drama Because I Want No Loss and a new Netflix crime series, Karma, by A Violent Prosecutor director.
Kim Woo Bin will reprise his role as Thunder in the upcoming second part of Alienoid in January. He is also preparing to meet global audiences through the Netflix movie Officer Black Belt, an action-comedy film that intertwines the lives of a parole officer and a ‘martial arts officer’ as they fight crime in their own special ways.
Beyond their careers, Shin Mina and Kim Woo Bin have consistently contributed to society. Shin Mina has donated a staggering total exceeding 3.3 billion won ($2.5 million) since 2009. Recognized for her efforts, she received a presidential commendation in 2019.
Kim Woo Bin has been equally generous, regularly contributing substantial amounts to society during national disasters and emergencies. In July of this year, both he and Shin Mina donated 100 million won ($77,000) each to aid flood recovery efforts.
Their compassionate nature extends to personal gestures, such as Kim Woo Bin personally traveling to Busan to offer condolences and financial support to the family of a longtime fan who passed away.
Furthermore, Kim Woo-bin gifted 120 padded jackets to the entire Officer Black Belt team as a gesture of gratitude and support.