Korean entertainment is known for being a competitive industry. Fortunately, celebrities don’t get the competition into their heads. Some of them form friendships, even when they’re not from the same groups or agencies.

Here are 10 Korean celebrities who are real-life best friends:

IU and Yoo In Na

This beautiful friendship testifies that age is inconsequential when you find someone who will be there for you through thick and thin. Even with an 11-year gap, IU and Yoo In Na’s friendship is still unfazed and it gets stronger as the years roll by.


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During IU’s acceptance speech at the 2017 Melon Music Award, she referred to Yoo In Na as her number 1 fan. 

On the other hand, IU is once described by You In Na as someone she feels the need to care for and lean on.


Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin

Lee Jong Suk and Kim Woo Bin’s closeness is among the most well-known friendships in the industry. They have been friends way back when they were still modeling.


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Their bond is so heartwarming, and their love for each other is evident, especially when Lee Jong Suk can’t hold back his tears when Kim Woo Bin surprised him at a fan meeting during his birthday.

Lee Dong Wook and Gong Yoo

These two A-lister Korean actors can make any hearts melt. If you were an avid fan when they showcased their bromance in Goblin, then you will be pleased to know that these hotties are good friends in real life, too. 

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Gong Yoo was also Lee Dong Wook’s senior during his military enlistment.

Nam Joo Hyuk and Ji Soo

Can your heart handle another bromantic friendship? Nam Joo Hyuk and Ji Soo’s bond is truly friendship goals. They are very close that they often go on vacation together. 


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Actor Nam Joo Hyuk even mused that traveling with Ji Soo changed how he travels.

Lee Sung Kyung and Kim Go Eun

These two lovely ladies developed their meaningful friendship when they both starred in the drama Cheese in the Trap. Lee Sung Kyung shared how she sees Kim Go Eun as the “epitome of loveliness.”


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Lee Sung Kyung is so fond of Kim Go Eun that she even joked around that seeing her friend act in Goblin made her a bit jealous, because she’s afraid someone might steal her away when they discover how sweet she is. Awww!