Lee Jung-jae has been a star Korean actor since the 1990s, but his lead role in Squid Game has suddenly made him a celebrity worldwide.

In the 2021 Netflix hit, Lee plays "Seong Gi-hun," a down-on-his-luck but compassionate player caught up in the deadly competition. With millions of eyes on the Korean actor, many fans are wondering about his relationship status. Let's take a look.

Squid Game actor Lee Jung-jae: Married, wife, dating?

Lee is 49 years old and, as a heartthrob star, there's been plenty of gossip about his personal life in the Korean press over the years.

Squid Game: Is "Gi-hun" actor Lee Jung-jae married?

It doesn't appear Lee has ever been married, but he is romantically linked to a famous Korean heiress. Her name is Im Se-ryung (sometimes also spelled Lim Se-ryung).

Im, who is reportedly worth millions, has personal connections to two major businessmen in South Korea. Her father was the chairman of Daesang Group, a top food company in Korea, for which she now serves as vice chairwoman, per The Korea Times.

Before dating the Squid Game actor, the 44-year-old Im was formerly married to the billionaire chairman of Samsung, Lee Jae-yong, with whom she had one child. She and the Samsung head divorced in 2009.

Lee Jung-jae and girlfriend Im Se-ryung

So, what's going on with Lee and Im's romance? It turns out they've known each other for years and maintained a close friendship that was often rumoured to be romantic.

After paparazzi photos and whispers of a possible marriage, they finally confirmed their relationship in 2015, according to Korea News Plus. So the romance has been official for nearly seven years now, but no word on a marriage just yet.

So there it is. The face of Squid Game, who also works as a model, is in a long-term relationship with a pretty famous Korean businesswoman. Talk about one power couple!