[Star of the Week] The Best Bros Kim Hyun Joong Could Ever Have
No matter how grand or amazing it may seem, the life of a celebrity can be a lonely one, but luckily for Kim Hyun Joong, he has plenty of best friends that keep him company.
T-Max’s Kim Jun
Once considered two of the four hottest guys at school, Kim Hyun Joong and T-Max’s Kim Jun appeared in KBS’ Boys Before Flowers. Their friendship blossomed and the two became great friends.
Kim Jun and Kim Hyun Joong, along with Kim Bum, another F4 member, appeared in tvN’s Star, Becoming a Rookie!, where they learned to become rookie employees in a company together.
Their friendship continued through the years despite their rivalry as singers. Kim Hyun Joong even made a special appearance in Kim Jun’s music video for Jun Be Ok.
Big Bang’s T.O.P
Surprising yet somewhat understandable, Kim Hyun Joong and Big Bang’s T.O.P were revealed to be best friends. Kim Hyun Joong spoke about the Big Bang members numerous times on various television shows, even imitating the way T.O.P speaks on a regular basis.
The two stars, who seemed too good to be true, displayed their close friendship when they appeared in MBC’s 32nd MBC College Festival in 2008. T.OP and Kim Hyun Joong put on a special stage, singing Seo Taiji and Kids′ As the Night Gets Deeper.
Kim Hyun Joong explained that they became close in middle school, when they lived in the same neighborhood and how strange it was that they both became singers to stand on the same stage.
We need to find that neighborhood ASAP.
JYJ & Kim Jae Joong
It’s no secret that Kim Hyun Joong is close to the JYJ members.
Whether it’s playing soccer or taking trips together, Kim Hyun Joong and all three members of JYJ are known to be good friends with each other, and out of the three, Kim Hyun Joong especially shares something special with Kim Jae Joong.
Kim Hyun Joong and Kim Jae Joong hit it off so well that they’ve actually lived together for a year, opening up their innermost feelings to each other.
When Kim Hyun Joong was struggling, Kim Jae Joong handwrote an encouragement letter and left it by Kim Hyung Joon’s pillow.
“I still keep that letter safe,” Kim Hyun Joong. Kim Jae Joong said he also kept Kim Hyun Joong’s letter as well. The fact that two grown boys handwrote letters to each other mean something special.
Their friendship was so beautiful that even netizens declared that the two stars were best friends for life.
Bae Yong Joon
While they may formally have a boss and employee relationship, Bae Yong Joon and Kim Hyun Joong are actually more than that.
As his mentor, Bae Yong Joon has given a lot of encouragement and support towards his junior, and in reply, Kim Hyun Joong has become a confidant.
On SBS’ Strong Heart, Kim Hyun Joong revealed that Bae Yong Joon had gone to Busan by himself. Without hesitation, Kim Hyun Joong headed down and the two spent a couple of days together, talking about life away from the spotlight.
Not only that, Bae Yong Joon, who is known to be mysterious, actually made a special cameo on the show through a phone call, surprising everyone in the audience. Bae Yong Joon had nothing but compliments to say to the singer.
There’s no way we can forget the members of SS501, because this is where it all started with five young boys, aiming the same dream.
Although it’s been a very long time since all the members stood on stage to perform, it’s very clear that they mean a lot to each other.
Even with their busy individual schedules, all the members rearranged their activities so that they can all make it out to Kim Kyu Jong’s final fan meeting before he went to serve in the army. Kim Hyun Joong also made surprise visit when one member was participating in a musical.
Having lived together in the dorm for many years, the SS501 members have exchanged plenty of words and feelings (and maybe even fists) that we may never know or understand, but that’s why this friendship continues to this day.
That cherished connection that they share will hold them together for many years to come.
Photo Credit: KBS, MBC, DSP Entertainment, Management Madein
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