It’s been almost three weeks since Squid Game dropped on Netflix, and its popularity doesn’t appear to be ceasing any time soon.
The South Korean drama follows the story of hundreds of financially struggling contestants who are invited to play children’s for a huge cash prize.
Squid Game is already anticipated to be the most-watched show in Netflix history, and much of its success is due to its incredibly talented cast who had viewers gripped.
After watching the show, everyone now wants to get to know the cast a little better in real life too.
Who is Jung Ho-yeon, who plays Saebyeok, dating in real life? Let’s meet her boyfriend.
Meet Jung Ho-yeon’s boyfriend
Jung Ho-yeon is dating South Korean actor Lee Dong-hwi.
The 36-year-old is best known for his role on the TV series Reply 1988 which ran from 2015 to 2016.
He has also appeared in a number of other films including The Handmaiden (2016), Confidential Assignment (2017), New Trial (2017), and Extreme Job (2019).
Lee Dong-hwi is part of a friendship group called BYH48 which consists of band members from EXO and a number of other South Korean celebrities.
On Instagram, he has 1.4 million followers and shares a number of arty and model-style shots.
Inside Jung Ho-yeon and Lee Dong-hwi’s relationship
Jung Ho-yeon and Lee Dong-hwi have been in a relationship for six years, since 2015.
Their relationship was initially criticised due to their nine-year age gap, but they appear to be very happy.
However, they keep their relationship very private, and not much is known about it.
In fact, they’ve never even posted photos of each other on Instagram, with both of them preferring to keep their feed dedicated to their work.
Lee Dong-hwi is proud of Squid Game’s success
In an interview with Herald Pop, Jung Ho-yeon revealed that her boyfriend is very proud of her and the success of Squid Game.
Since the show dropped on Netflix, Jung Ho-yeon’s popularity has soared, and she’s gained 13 million Instagram followers in just three weeks.
She said: “He’s very proud of the success of Squid Game.”
“Since he’s also an actor, he’s a good senior, a good friend, and a good person. He cheers me on a lot, and he worries for me as well. He’s sort of like a dad,” she added.