LA Dodgers’ pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin is dating sports announcer Bae Ji-hyun.
Ryu’s domestic management company announced that “They met due to baseball. They shared each other's worries and gave each other advice and they finally started a serious relationship.”
Let’s find out how their relationship began.
Q. How did these two meet?
A: Two years ago, Chung Min-chul, one of Ryu’s former teammates set up an appointment and invited the two for dinner. At that time, Mr Chung and Miss Bae were working on the same TV program so it was easy for him to invite her to dinner.
Q. Is there any chance that they become so close that they are now thinking to get married?
A: As some of you know, Ryu Hyun-jin had a hard time due to injuries during the last two years. He has had repeated surgery and rehabilitation. Throughout that hard time, Bae Ji-hyun was always standing next to him and supporting him. During this period of time, they fell in love.
Q. Ryu Hyun-jin has been in America since 2013 due to his baseball career. How did he date Bae Ji-hyun during this time?
A: When he was in Korea for about 2 months during winter break, they dated as normal couples do. Bae Ji-hyun has also been to America several times and enjoyed her time there.
Q. Netizens have been saying that the first date was at a barbecue restaurant, is this really true?
A: Ryu Hyun-jin, Bae Ji-hyun, and Chung Min-chul were reportedly spotted at a Korean barbecue restaurant at around the time when they were first supposed to have met. Of course, no one is sure that this was really the first meeting. Many people seem to be surprised that three rich and famous people would have a first date at a barbecue restaurant.
Ryu Hyun-jin entered the Korean baseball league in 2006 with the Hanwha Eagles and signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012.
He will play against Nationals on Sept 18th. We hope he will win the game with his girlfriend's support.