KMazing – If you are a die-hard Running Man fan, you must have been heartbroken when the Monday Couple – Song Ji Hyo and Kang Gary – officially end. Since Gary’s departure from the cast, the Monday Couple concept has also vanished. Fans are now delighted about the “friendship” that exists between two members of Running Man, Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo.

The pair was nicknamed the SpartAce Couple (Sparta Kim Jong Kook and Ace Song Ji Hyo). The tenderness of Kim Jong Kook and Ace Song Ji Hyo’s exchanges replace the gap of romance. What exactly is the moment of togetherness between the two of them? Let’s go on and check the list below!

Classic SpartAce Couple Best Episode

1. Episode 21

This episode is already a very old one, but this is where the SpartAce Couple first appeared. The two of them were given a mission to become a team and had to catch the other members. Because of his ability to observe people, Jihyo becomes a spy, while Jong Kook becomes the executor. It didn’t take long, their team succeeded in winning the mission and their closeness started to make the audience go wild.


2. Episode 53

In this episode, Jihyo and Jongkook become a team again with Ji Suk Jin. In this particular episode, the two are not awkward with each other even while holding their hands or in other forms of skinship. This is then the moment where the audience flocks to judge that the two are maybe actually related and are more naturally close than the Monday Couple.


3. Episode 103

In this episode, Song Ji Hyo was crowned as the Queen where she was not allowed to walk alone. As a result, she had to be carried everywhere by her teammates, Kim Jong Kook and Ji Suk Jin. Because of her masculine built, Jong Kook was willing to carry Ji Hyo during the mission.

Amazingly, he did that without complaining. Even though she is already the ‘Queen’, she did not hesitate to help Kim Jong Kook to dry his clothes after the swimming pool mission. As a result, because of their cohesiveness, Ji Hyo’s team won.


4. Episodes 320

In this episode, the SpartAce moments are all over the episodes, once again. In fact, Ji Hyo purposely swapped Ji Suk Jin with Kim Jong Kook so they could be on the same team. The various missions carried out also made the two of them unknowingly show moments of intimacy making the shippers on the internet go crazy.


5. Episode 332

Finally, in the episode where the Running Man members came to see a fortune teller, there was another “it” moment between KJK and SJH. The reason is, the fortune-teller claims that Kim Jong Kook and Song Ji Hyo are very romantically compatible. In fact, their compatibility reached 90 points. So naturally, Yoo Jae Suk suggested that the two of them get married since lots of fans already support their relationship.


That’s all there is to it! Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook have a lot of Running Man fans hoping they can be genuine couples in real life. Is it possible that you’re one of them? Leave a comment below!