On Monday, May 24, K-pop and K-drama sites were full of news about a relationship between actor and singer Lee Seung-gi and actress Lee Da-in. This caught many fans off guard as they had never been linked before and seemed to have nothing in common, but the couple quickly acknowledged their relationship in a statement. Trawling through social media archives, we went as far back as 2013 to see what might have brought the two celebs together. Here are a few things that caught our eye. 6 K-pop idols whose first pay cheques paid off family debts They are golf lovers Remember how K-drama fans got their first clue about Crash Landing on You ’s RiRi couple when they were witnessed playing golf together? Well, perhaps golf is seen as a romantic sport for Korean celebrities as according to Sports KyungHyang , which first disclosed the latest power couple, golf played a key role in getting them closer. Is Seo Ye-ji’s scandal the norm? 4 more IRL K-drama couples who got jealous Seung-gi is widely known to be a golf lover; Soompi even reported that he has been confirmed for an upcoming golf variety show on SBS. In one episode of SBS’ Master in the House , he was also seen impressing South Korean golfer Park Se-ri with his swing. Da-in also posted about playing golf with family on her Instagram a few times. According to Sports KyungHyang , both found each other attractive after realising they share golf in common. Their ideal types match You might remember how G-Dragon and Jennie’s ideal types seemed to point to one another, even before relationship rumours surfaced. And perhaps that the case with Seung-gi and Da-in too. Bye bye, brand endorsements: 5 companies who dropped Seo Ye-ji In 2018, Seung-gi described his ideal type on SBS’s My Ugly Duckling: “I want someone I can talk to, and someone who makes my heart flutter while also making me feel stable.” Apparently his taste has changed over the years, as he added, “In the past, I was specific about the person’s appearance or personality. But now, I don’t have those kinds of [ideals].” In 2020, Da-in shared that her ideal type was someone “with a nice personality and someone who expresses his feelings to her well” during an interview with Bntnews. She added that she doesn’t put appearance as the top priority – which is just what Seung-gi said. We should also remember that Dong-A Ilbo has called Seung-gi “good husband material” – he is widely seen as the kind of person who will definitely get a nod from the bride’s family because of his personality. Song Joong-ki’s road to fame – from speed skating to K-pop scouts Lee Da-in’s sister and Lee Seung-gi were in the same drama If you’re not familiar with the name Lee Da-in, then how about her sister Lee Yu-bi? The Lee sisters make up a celebrity family along with parents who are both actors too. Their biological father is Im Yeong-gyu while Yu-bi’s mother, and Da-in’s step-mother, is Kyung Mi-ri who is also popular for her cosmetic brand. More surprisingly, Seung-gi once starred in the drama Gu Family Book with Yu-bi. In the drama, Seung-gi played the lead Choi Kang-chi while Yu-bi portrayed his first love – though there was no happy ending, as Bae Suzy ’s character was ultimately the one that Choi chose. They were both in ads for drinks Being in advertisements is really common for celebrities. But those for drinks are a bit different – especially for water and sports drinks, where brands want stars who have a clean and kind vibe. Fancy a slurp? How noodles have come to mean sex in K-drama It seems the Lee-Lee couple fit the bill: in 2014, Da-in was the model for Pocari Sweat and Seung-gi advertised Jeju Samdasoo in 2018. To get some idea of what the brand’s were looking for, consider that Son Ye-jin , Moon Chae-won and Twice have been models for Pocari Sweat while Taeyeon from Girls’ Generation , Kyuhyun from Super Junior and IU have appeared for Jeju Samdasoo. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .