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Lee Sung Kyung &Nam Joo Hyuk Dating: 5 Times 'Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo Stars' Admitted They Were Dating Before Official Announcement

By Angie Chui | May 04, 2017 05:48 AM EDT


Shippers of "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo" couple Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk have been celebrating ever since YG has confirmed the news that the adorable on-screen couple has been dating on the down low for months. But even before their official admission, the couple, collectively known by ship names "BokJoon", a play on their characters Kim Bok Joo and Jung Joon Hyung, and "NamLee", a combination of their real life surnames, have been dropping hints about their real life romance.

Kpopstarz has compiled some of the clues that Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk have been dropping since the filming of the drama which confirmed that they were falling in love even before the dating rumors were confirmed.

Nam Joo Hyuk called her his girlfriend behind the scenes. According to a report by DramaFever, Nam Joo Hyuk has been joking about Lee Sung Kyung being his girlfriend on the set of "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo." At one point, he even pointedly introduced Lee Sung Kyung to the cameraman as his girlfriend. It was unsure whether they were already dating at this point or if they were on their way to a relationship.

Genius Ad Libs. Nam Joo Hyuk has developed a reputation on set for initiating adlibbed kissing scenes. In one scene, the director gives them instructions and Nam Joo Hyuk improvises with an additional line of "I will run if you kiss me." In one scene, he steals a kiss from a surprised Lee Sung Kyung but when he repeats the line for another scene, it was Lee Sung Kyung who willingly gives his a smack on the lips, Koreaboo reported.

Off screen chemistry. During the filming of their commentary for the "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo" DVD, Lee Sung Kyung went live on Instagram and bullied Nam Joo Hyuk like her character did. Nam Joo Hyuk obeyed her instructions much like a good boyfriend would and their sweetness could not be disguised by all the joking.

Social Media Slip-Ups. Lee Sung Kyung obviously wanted to keep the romance low-key to maintain a relatively worry-free and peaceful relationship but their obvious affection often compels the lovebirds to post snaps of each other on social media, sometimes unconsciously. One such incident that eventually outed their relationship was Lee Sung Kyung's post from the Coldplay concert in Seoul where a blurred leg belonging to Nam Joo Hyuk made a cameo. The date was confirmed by a fan who spotted the pair dancing at the concert together.

Unadulterated pride. When Nam Joo Hyuk had his first fan meeting, Lee Sung Kyung was there to support him but did not want to be acknowledged publicly. She blended into the audience and almost succeeded had her boyfriend not pointed her out to the crowd, beaming with pride and mischief about how supportive of a girlfriend he got, even though they have not admitted to the relationship publicly yet.

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