On February 2nd, tvN’s Free Doctor highlighted the unexpected charms of Hyun Bin following his marriage to Son Ye Jin. The couple, who confirmed their relationship after swirling dating rumors after their collaboration in Crash Landing on You, tied the knot in March 2022 and welcomed their son in November of the same year.
One of the couple’s shared hobbies, golf, has played a significant role in nurturing their relationship, continuing even after their marriage. Recently, a photo of Son Ye Jin posing at a golf course went viral, especially after fans zoomed in on her sunglasses to find Hyun Bin striking a humorous pose to capture the perfect shot for his wife. This reveal of Hyun Bin’s lighter side, contrasting his typically charismatic on-screen persona, has charmed fans and the public alike.
Post-marriage, Hyun Bin is said to have undergone a noticeable transformation. One reporter began, “There’s a saying that marriage changes a person,” adding, “Hyun Bin was known to be cautious, quiet, and less communicative.” Mentioning the actor’s involvement in Confidential Assignment 2 post-marriage, he went on, “Yoo Jae Jin found it amazing (how much Hyun Bin changed).” The reporter continued, “In ‘Confidential Assignment 1,’ Hyun Bin rarely attended gatherings and would leave early if he did. But after marriage, he became warmer towards people, more communicative, and even inquired about gatherings himself.”
Another journalist commented on Hyun Bin’s known preference for staying home, which seemed to have shifted with Son Ye Jin, stating, “According to close sources, Son Ye Jin has a firm hold on him,” pointing out the couple’s diverse dating activities beyond Hyun Bin’s comfort zone.