South Korean actress Son Ye-jin receives birthday cake showing scene from Crash Landing On You

Cakes were among the gifts Son Ye-jin received from her fans.
Cakes were among the gifts Son Ye-jin received from her fans.PHOTOS: SON YE-JIN/INSTAGRAM

South Korean actress Son Ye-jin turned 39 on Monday (Jan 11), her first birthday since confirming on Jan 1 that she is dating her Crashing Landing On You (2019 to 2020) co-star Hyun Bin.

Son plays South Korean heiress Yoon Se-ri, while Hyun, 38, plays North Korean soldier Ri Jeong Hyuk in the popular TV series.

They previously starred in the film The Negotiation (2018), in which Hyun plays a kidnapper and Son, a police negotiator.

On Thursday (Jan 14), the actress posted on social media photos and videos of the gifts - which included flowers and cakes - she had received from her fans.

One of the cakes featured a key scene from the TV series in which Yoon crash lands into Ri, with the words: "Happy birthday to the loveliest Son Ye-jin, who landed in Captain Ri's arms."


Son Ye-jin confirmed on Jan 1 that she is dating her Crashing Landing On You co-star Hyun Bin. PHOTO: SON YE-JIN/INSTAGRAM

Writing in both Korean and English, Son said: "It's my first time receiving so many flowers, cakes and presents on my birthday. This is very surprising and touching. I have also received many congratulations on the 20th anniversary of my debut, so the last 20 years must have been well spent.

"I started the year with your warmth and blessings, so I'm very excited and overwhelmed... I hope this year will be kinder to everyone."

Son recently appeared in a promotional video for the APAN Star Awards, which will be held on Jan 24.