Find Out More About Famous Korean Singers And Their Relationships From The Past Until The Present!
Do you know that the life of an idol or singer from South Korea is not always about career and entertainment? Most of them also have personal lives that do not want to be highlighted by the media because they want to be happy in their lives with loved ones or family.
These idols and singers also find their happiness by finding a life partner or starting their special relationship with someone they feel is suitable as a boyfriend. As usual, these idols and singers have reportedly already had a partner and are dating in public.
Even though they have kept their special relationship a secret, many of them have been confirmed as having gone through a relationship with a special someone, and some of them are still dating today. However, there are also some who have ended their relationship with their special someone.
Are you curious to find out which female singers have already been in a relationship? Let’s find out all the details in the article that follows. So stay tuned and keep scrolling down.
IU & Jang Ki-ha
Many of you probably already know who IU is; a singer from South Korea who is famous for her very distinctive voice and stunning visual, she has been reported of dating a celebrity. The singer who released the song “Through The Night” (2017) turned out to have been dating actor Jang Ki-ha who also works as a radio host.
News of IU and Jang Ki-ha’s date appeared unexpectedly in 2015. Previously, IU had never been involved in any dating scandal. That’s what made everyone surprised when they find out about their relationship. In addition, the two are known to have an age gap of 11 years which adds to the surprise of fans.
IU’s agency, LOEN Entertainment stated, the two started dating after developing deeper feelings for each other when discussing music as colleagues two years ago. Loen Entertainment also asked the public to continue to support this couple, so they can still develop their respective musical careers.
IU revealed that they had been dating for two years. “We’ve been together for two years. I learned a lot from him, and we are dating like other normal couples. I’m sure you’re surprised by this news, I’m sorry for not telling you before,” IU said on her fan page account.
Jang Ki-ha also talked about how they met by posting a message on his fan café. “Hello. This is Jang Ki-ha. I write this because personally, I want to tell you about the news that emerged between me and IU. Our relationship is good. I met IU for the first time when she came as a guest on the radio in October 2013. After talking, I realized that she was a very charming girl. When I thought about the first time we met, it turned out that IU also thought the same thing about me. IU is a very valuable person to me.”
Luckily, fans are also very supportive of their relationship. But unfortunately, after dating for more than 3 years IU and Jang Ki-ha reportedly separated in January 2017 because they were busy working.
As reported from Yimbada, a source from their agency shared the reason for IU and Jang Ki-ha’s break-up. “IU and Chang Ki-ha decided to become a brother and a sister. This is the best for them,” said a source. There were several times, IU and Jang Ki-ha’s relationship was like a roller coaster. In fact, the two had broken up and then got back together again. Until finally, the two of them decided to split up for good.
However, there are speculations by some stating that IU and Jang Ki-ha split because of a third person. He is Lee Jun-ki, IU’s co-star playing opposite her in the movie Scarlet Heart. Even before IU and Lee Jun Ki had the chance to finish their acting in Scarlet Heart, their intimate relationship had become known to the world. Lee Jun-ki even came a special guest at IU’s special concert.
Lee Jun-ki even hugged IU very tightly on the stage. Lee Jun-ki also praised IU, calling her a beautiful and talented artist. “I will not be able to reject you. When I heard the news about your appearance, I immediately agreed. Being backstage made me dissatisfied. I want to watch you up close,” said Lee Jun-ki while recounting the IU concert.
Gummy & Jo Jung-suk
Jo Jung-suk and Gummy began a love affair in 2013 which started becoming publicly known two years into the relationship, which is in 2015. On February 2nd, 2015, a Korean media mentioned that Jo Jung-suk and Gummy were dating. This immediately received a response from the agencies of Jo Jung-suk and Gummy, respectively, to eventually confirm the news.
Jo Jung Suk and Gummy have been one of those Korean celebrity couples that have been very successful in keeping their private relationship away from the eyes of the general public and rarely have been exposed in the media. However, even the news about their break-up managed to find its way in the media outlets. Nevertheless, it would seem that Jo Jung Suk and Gummy are, in fact, still dating.
In an interview, Jo Jung-suk explained why the relationship was rarely exposed, because in an interview when asked about a partner he was afraid that what he said might be misunderstood by journalists and the public. It can be burdensome and difficult.
After starring in the K-Drama Two Cops, Jo Jung-suk managed to get an award in the category for Male High Excellence at the 2017 MBC Drama Awards. In his victory speech, he did not forget to mention the name Gummy, thus making the public aware that the relationship between the two is fine.
After the event, Jo Jung-suk explained the reason why he mentioned her name, because Jo Jung-suk was grateful that Gummy was a big fan of his drama. Jo Jung-suk also explained that when he was filming the K-Drama Two Cops, she didn’t have enough time to really see it or even talk to him.
After 5 years of dating, Jo Jung-suk finally told fans about the happy news that he was going to get married to his partner, Gummy. Both also confirmed without intermediaries through the letter he wrote and posted on their respective fan café sites.
On June 22nd, 2018, Jo Jung-suk wrote first in the fan café. At the beginning of his letter, he apologized because his fans found out about the news of his wedding plans with Gummy through the article, not from himself. Jo Jung-suk also confirmed the truth of the news.
“We decided to get married because we both are a great source of energy for each other, and she (Gummy) is someone who will encourage and support me to be a better person in the future. I am sure you were shocked by the sudden news, but I hope you will support us to live a good life and celebrate this moment with us.”
– Jo Jung-suk
On the same day, Gummy also confirmed the news with a letter posted on her fan café. At the beginning of the letter, she explained why she did not immediately write a letter to confirm the news of her upcoming marriage, because she was very careful in the choice of words in her letter.
Gummy confirmed that she would soon marry Jo Jung-suk and mentioned that Jo Jung-suk was the right choice.
“He (Jo Jung-suk) is someone who has given me a lot of comfort and strength for a long time, and someone who has taught me many things. I am very grateful to have met such a great person. And I believe it’s all thanks to the sincere support you guys give us.”
Gummy and Jo Jung-suk finally got married on October 8th, 2018. They bound the sacred promise after dating for five years. The reason why Gummy and Jo Jung-suk didn’t want to have a wedding Gummy explained was that she didn’t want to do it and didn’t know who to invite and who not to.
BoA & Joo Won
On January 18th, 2017, senior singer from SM Entertainment, BoA, was reported of having had a special relationship with her partner, Joo Won, who was once famous for starring in the K-Drama Yong Pal. The two started getting closer to each other after being introduced through their close friends. It is said that Joo Won and BoA felt a match after finding out they have the same hobbies and values of life.
Beside the age difference that is only one year adrift, Joo Won and BoA are both golf enthusiasts, hiking, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Joo Won is said to have the same musical tastes as BoA. They also often discuss the matter of acting. Joo Won also took the time to watch BoA’s latest drama series, My Wife Is Having an Affair This Week, then give advice to his lover.
A source close to the couple described Joo Won and BoA as a ‘Heartwarming Couple’. Not only are their looks harmonious, but their ability to communicate and their common interests and hobbies make them look like a perfect match. “It’s funny to see them praise each other and date carefully. Many people around them are jealous of this couple,” said the source.
However, not even a year had passed into their relationship when rumors about Joo Won and BoA breaking up had surfaced. On November 13th, South Korean media were shocked by the news of the end of the love affair between BoA and Joo Won. This different occupation couple broke up after undergoing a courtship for almost a year. It did not take long, both agencies gave certainty about the news.
SM Entertainment as the agency of BoA, and Huayi Brother as Joo Won’s agency, gave an official statement one hour after the news circulated. In this case, both agencies confirmed that their relationship had ended. “That’s right, they have separated,” said the SM Entertainment representative.
On the other hand, Huayi Brother agency also responded to the same thing but still did not want to explain the reasons the two chose to separate. “Joo Won and BoA have broken up. It’s hard to know the reason and when they broke up because this is their personal business.”
When the news that Joo Won and BoA ended their special relationship surfaced, Joo Won was undergoing military service since May 2017 and was to complete his duties on February 15th, 2019. Surely many fans regretted BoA and Joo Won breaking up. Hopefully, this is indeed the best for both of them.
HyunA & E-Dawn
Beside their senior singers, there is also a former member of 4Minute, HyunA, who is now a solo artist, reportedly dating one of the Pentagon members, E’Dawn. They are quite controversial, but many fans still support their special relationship until now.
On August 2nd, 2018, TV Report reported that the two had been in contact for several months. This media reported that on June 4th, 2018, HyunA and E’Dawn held a birthday party together. E’Dawn’s own birthday falls on June 1st, while HyunA’s on June 6th.
As soon as this news spread, Cube Entertainment immediately denied it. “HyunA and E’Dawn are not dating. This rumor is baseless,” said a spokesman for Cube Entertainment. The day after the news was revealed and Cube Entertainment issued an official statement, Hyuna and E’Dawn unilaterally contacted the media. The couple issued a statement that contradicts. They claimed to have been dating for two years, precisely since May 2016.
After Hyuna and E’Dawn’s statement was released, the news of their relationship heated up. Some fans supported it, while others felt disappointed. As a result, the Triple H promotion was stopped. Even recently HyunA’s appearance at a music festival was canceled, and E’Dawn was deactivated from Pentagon.
The climax is the statement that Cube Entertainment kicked out HyunA and E’Dawn. The reason is that the management’s trust in both of them has been damaged. As is known, Cube then rectified this statement, after their share prices fell down.
After the love squad both spread to the media in September 2018, E’Dawn and HyunA finally officially left Cube Entertainment. As reported from Soompi, HyunA was reported out by October 2018, while E’Dawn officially came out a month later, which is in November 2018.
On January 27th, 2019, the two former artists of Cube Entertainment, Hyuna and E’Dawn, joined PSY’s new P Nation agency. E’Dawn now has a new stage name known as DAWN and he has also been promoting as a solo artist with his latest song “Money” and also HyunA continues to promote as a solo artist with her latest song “Flower Shower” which was simultaneously released in November 2019.
HyunA and Dawn are still in a special relationship with each other together as lovers and they very often share their happy moments through Instagram posts. They are arguably a K-Pop idol couple who gets a lot of support because of their romantic and courageous relationship opening to the public.
Kasper & Louie Geek
A rapper from South Korea, Kasper, who was once famous after joining Mnet’s Unpretty Rapstar 2 survival show, has also had a special relationship and was dating a celebrity who is also a musician. Louie, who is a member of South Korea’s duo group, Geeks, who is actually not widely known to have a history of dating together.
Some fans know that Kasper and Geek’s Louie are together after seeing some of their posts from Instagram because they often took pictures together. Both are rumored to have met often and begun dating before Kasper entered Unpretty Rapstar 2.
Geek’s Louie has also been featured as a guest on WISHTrendTV, a channel from YouTube where Kasper is the host. Geek’s Louie also shared that he was having a special relationship with his girlfriend through an interview with Starnews.
Having a relationship for about one and a half years, around 2016, apparently the couple wasn’t headed in a more serious direction. “Kasper and Louie just broke up. This is because of their personal problems, we do not know the exact reason why they broke up,” said a DSP Media representative.
Choi Sooyoung & Jung Kyung-ho
Some singers and also idol members have started to open up with their special relationships and are reported to have been dating and are not single anymore. One of them is the member of Girls’ Generation who is known to have a body figure like a model, Sooyoung. She is known to have been dating Jung Kyung-ho, a famous actor who has starred in many K-Dramas, such as Endless Love (2014), Missing Nine (2017), Crash Landing On You (2019).
Interestingly, their relationship was confirmed two days after Yoona and Lee Seung-gi’s relationship was confirmed by the agency, SM Entertainment. The closeness of the two reportedly has been established since 2012. However, they have only started going out one year before being confirmed in early January 2014.
Their relationship is often followed by several paparazzi such as Dispatch and they have never ignored the matter. Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho now have had a special relationship as a couple for 8 years until now. They seem to often do romantic things in public and are very supportive of their careers.
Currently, Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho are still rumored to be in a relationship that is very romantic but not too spit their dating problems if not necessary. Many fans support their special relationship so long last until finally Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho get married as soon as possible.
Lee Hyori & Lee Seo-jin
Furthermore, there are dating information coming from the legendary female singer from South Korea, Lee Hyo-ri. She has also been reported several times to have a special relationship with several celebrities around the 2000s. One of the celebrities reportedly having a controversial date with Lee Hyo-ri is actor Lee Seo-jin.
In 2004, Lee Hyori was reported of dating actor Lee Seo-jin. The two were even rumored to have planned a wedding. In 2006, Lee Hyo-ri and Lee Seo-jin were confirmed to have ended their relationship. Lee Hyori was reported of getting married to Lee Seo-jin because of a photo in which they are holding their hands, but the rumor was later denied.
So, that’s all the news about some female singers from South Korea who have reportedly been in a relationship. Among them, some are still in special relationships with their loved ones, but some of them are no longer together for one reason or another. Let’s pray for the best for them and hope their relationships can continue to a more serious stage, which is marriage!