Many might have wondered if Korean actors are allowed to date because of the obsessed fanbase who are crazy about their favorite stars of the opposite gender. 

Oftentimes, many Korean actors tend to hide their relationships to keep things private and gradual because of their busy schedules and a general consensus in the industry that being single means being approachable to a large audience.

Plus, talent agencies in the industry have a reputation for competing ruthlessly in the industry and going to lengths to protect a client's reputation and public persona.  

In this article, we will talk about the superstar Koran actor signed with Holdmedalist, Kim Soo-Hyun, who has not publicly dated anyone but has been the subject of countless dating rumors. 

Read the exclusive article to find out if the Seoul native is currently dating or married. We will also talk about his sexuality, net worth, height, and more.

Who is Kim Soo-Hyun?

Born on 16 February 1988 (age 35) in Seoul, South Korea to Seven Dolphins' lead singer Kim Chung-hoon and a loving mother Kim Ji-yeon, Kim Soo-Hyun was raised by his mother while his father remained an absent figure in his childhood. 

He only came to know that he had a paternal half-sister back in 2015. His sister is none other than singer Kim Ju-na. 

His mother raised him in a rented house after her divorce. He was a shy and introverted kid growing up. 

But with immense support from his mother, who encouraged him to delve into acting to overcome his shyness, Soo-Hyun found himself doing stage and theatre plays during middle school and high school. 

And ever since he debuted in 2007 in the family sitcom Kimchi Cheese Smile, his career has skyrocketed to the level that he is the highest-paid Korean actor in the country

As of now, Soo-Hyun's estimated net worth is $117 million. 

If you haven't watched his projects yet, the Seoul native is best known for his acting in television series such as Kimichi Cheese Smile, Jungle Fish, Dream High, Moon Embracing the Sun, Crash Landing on You, My Love from the Star, The Producers, It's Okay to Not Be Okay and Queen of Tears (upcoming).

His most notable movies are RealThe Thieves, and Secretly, Greatly.

Like the majority of the South Korean male aged 18 to 28 (can waive enlistment if exemption conditions are met), he also enlisted in the mandatory military service program (18 to 28 months) put forth by the country. He was enlisted in 2017 and discharged in 2019. 

In this article, we delve into the dating life and relationship timeline of the talented actor. We touch upon the subjects such as his marital and dating status, and also his sexuality.

We also briefly cover his net worth and height.

Is Kim Soo-Hyun Gay?

In the movie, The Thieves, the talented actor (as the character Zampano) had to do a same-s*x kiss scene with fellow actor Choi Deok-moon, who portrayed the character of the casino manager. 

Kbizooom notes that the scene was extremely difficult for the actors, but the director Choi Dong-hoon made the actors depict the scene in real time naturally. 

This is why the Soo-Hyun character gets shy and smilingly says "really" when the Deon-Moon (the casino manager) makes his move during their conversation. 

Soo-Hyun is straight and has a history of dating rumors with women. 

Kim Seo-Hyun's Ideal Match 

Soo-Hyun, who stands at 1.8m (5 feet and 11 inches), seems to be as romantic in real life as he is in reel life.  

But just a simple review of his Instagram (soohyun_k216) is enough to state that the actor likes to keep his dating life low-key. 

 Although Soo-Hyun has never publicly accepted being romantically involved with any woman in real life, he has undoubtedly been seen with quite a few women in the past, both on-screen and off-screen.

Moreover, he does seem to have a good idea of the kind of woman he would date. 

While he doesn't want the world to know if he does have a girlfriend, he did once reveal what his ideal girlfriend would be like.

Even though it was a joke, and long before he became a world-famous actor, he wrote a post online about his future girlfriend. 

In the post, he described certain qualities that his ideal girlfriend should have to be more compatible with him. Let's have a look at a few sentences from that post:

You have to be sad because of me, want to die because of me, and feel regret because of me. You have to think about me no matter who you look at, and most importantly, you can’t be suspicious of me. You can’t meddle in my life either, because that’s annoying. But when I need you, you always have to be there. I lack affection in my life.

"You also have to be quick-witted because I have a hot temper. And if you try to teach me, you’re dead. Oh yeah… and buy me medicine. I get sick frequently. I have an irregular heartbeat, too. I need surgery. Okay, now try to love me. If you can’t, just give up. So that I can ball my eyes out," the post further read.

Additionally, in an interview with E! News, when he was asked the kind of present he would give to his girlfriend, he answered that he would be the "present."

Is Kim Soo-Hyun Married?

At the age of 35, Soo-Hyun remains unmarried as of now. There have been no recent pictures or news indicating that the actor is soon to welcome a wife in his life.

But in one of his interviews he gave back when he was 24, he had said that he will tie the knot at age 26 or 37. 

Who is Kim Soo-Hyun's Latest Girlfriend? 

Soo-Hyun made his comeback with It’s Okay To Be Not Okay with Seo Ye-Ji in 2020.

Due to the intense chemistry, rumors started flying around that the reel-life couple was also dating in real life.

In addition to that, the Korean outlet Zapzee reported that Soo-Hyun and his then-girlfriend Ye-Ji were dating at one point; however, they were not together by the end of 2020.

The outlet also added that the girlfriend went on to date Soo-Hyun's cousin, director Lee-Lo Ve.

Moreover, the fact that even off-screen Soo-Hyun and Ye-Ji look very comfortable around each other added fuel to the rumor. 

Kim Soo-Hyun with supposed girlfriend Seo Ye-Ji

Kim Soo-Hyun with Seo Ye-Ji at the premiere of 'It's Okay To Not Be Okay' in 2020

Not only that, during an interview with the Her World magazine in June 2020, both of them praised each other.

They admitted that they had been comfortable around each other since they first started shooting the show— and that sense of comfort was the reason behind their intense chemistry.

The rumors of their relationship, however, didn't seem to have impacted their friendship.

The actress even took to Instagram on February 15, 2021, to wish Soo-Hyun a happy birthday. She posted an adorable picture of them while writing, "Happy Birthday @soohyun_k216," in the caption.

Kim Seo-Hyun's Alleged Girlfriends from the Past

Before Ye-Ji, Soo-Hyun was rumored to be in a relationship with Lee Ji-eun (IU) because of their constant professional collaboration.

Even though the duo had first met in 2011 when they were shooting for Dream High, they only got closer when they were cast as a couple in the drama The Producer in 2015.

They have been very supportive of each other since then. For instance, IU asked him to be the model for the music videos of her song 'Ending Scene' in 2017.

The pair also made a cameo in the drama Hotel del Luna in 2019.

All that being said, they have always maintained that the relationship is only friendship and nothing more. 

Likewise, the Dream High star was also rumored to have dated Ahn So-hee, a former Wonder Girls member.

The rumor first emerged in 2015 that they allegedly had been dating for a year.

According to one of So-hee's neighbors, Soo-Hyun would often visit her apartment and even recommended her to his agency when she wanted to pursue a career in acting. 

In fact, when rumors of them planning to get married came out, KeyEast Entertainment, the agency that managed both celebrities, had to release an official statement denying the dating rumors. 

Kim Soo-Hyun with supposed girlfriend Ahn So-Hee

Kim Soo-Hyun with Ahn So-Hee. (Source: HanCinema)

Another name on the list of women Soo-Hyun has allegedly dated is of Im Jin-ah (Nana), who rose to fame with the girl group, After School.

However, she too denied dating Soo-Hyun and clarified that since she had previously mentioned his name as her ideal type, people had mistakenly considered it to be something more.

Back when Soo-Hyun was shooting for Dream High, he was particularly close to one of his female co-stars Suzy Bae.

The rumors started circulating a couple of years after the show ended. However, Suzy denied the rumors and clarified that they were only friends. 

Soo-Hyun also allegedly dated Im Yoona-ah for about a year around 2012-2013, but neither of them spoke of these rumors.