Dating Among Korean Idols
Being an K-pop star means that their whole life will be ‘public secret’. Whatever they wear, whatever they say, whatever they do, and whoever they are in respect to their career as a Korean idol. To create a good image, Korean idols usually try their best to hide sensitive things, including dating. Dating has always been the hottest rumor that triggers fans, media, and the public. Most Korean artists are not open about their love relationship, but some also decide to go public, for example, Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo, Rain and Kim Tae-hee, and Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin.
Dating Among BtoB Members
After debuting on March 21, 2012 under Cube Entertainment, BtoB has gained much popularity, not only among fans, but also among other Korean idols. BtoB members are also being shipped by fans with other idols they think might be the most suitable for their ‘bias’. But do BtoB members really have girlfriend? Here we will reveal BtoB members’ dating rumors, which BtoB member has a girlfriend, as well as the restrictions from their agency, so stay tuned!
Does BtoB Sungjae Has A Girlfriend?
As one of the most famous members of the group, Sungjae, has been shipped with many idols by his fans. There are also a lot of rumors about BtoB Sungjae’s girlfriend. Sungjae actually revealed that he prefers to date older girls, who still look cute and sexy.
Kim So-hyun as Sungjae’s Girlfriend
Being cast in a drama together, BtoB Sungjae and the famous young actress Kim So-hyun were rumored to be dating as they gave off really good chemistry in the drama “Who Are You : School 2015”. Answering the curiosity of all netizen, Sungjae revealed that Kim So-hyun isn’t his girlfriend in a interview and said that Kim So-hyun is just like his younger sister.
Red Velvet’s Joy as BtoB Sungjae’s Girlfriend
One of the most popular variety show in South Korea is “We Got Married”. This variety show makes netizens wonder whether the couples in the show are dating for real, and the same expectation also goes for Sungjae. People thought that Red Velvet’s Joy was Sungjae’s girlfriend. They showed really good chemistry as they appeared in “We Got Married” Season 4, which aired from 2015 till 2016 (11 months). They are also known as the “Bbyu Couple” or the “Gummy Couple”.
The fact that Sungjae composed a song for Red Velver’s Joy with the title “Young Love”, made people think that Joy is Sungjae’s real girlfriend.
Who is BtoB Sungjae’s Real Girlfriend?
On August 7, 2017, while being in MBC’s ‘Oppa Thoughts’, MC said that they had a special video message from Sungjae’s ex-girlfriend. Being super anxious, Sungjae finally relaxed after seeing that it was Red Velvet’s Joy who sent him the message, saying “I’m close oppa-dongsaeng with Sungjae. When I first started going on variety shows and didn’t know what to do, oppa told me, ‘You’re a person with your own unique vibe. Don’t try hard to impress everyone.’ He’s only one year older than me but he acted like such an oppa. I thought it was cute.”
BtoB Sungjae also never denied that he had a girlfriend back then before debuting. But he currently said that he is not dating anyone after debuting and he wants to focus on his career while having fun.
Does BtoB Minhyuk Has A Girlfriend?
Recently, BtoB was rumored to want to be back in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend after a long time. The rumor started as Minhyuk messaged his ex-girlfriend via Instagram. But then Minhyuk explained the fact through BTOB Official Fancafe, saying “I sent a message to my ex-girlfriend yesterday. I coincidentally came across a photo of someone who looked like her so I messaged ‘(Name)~ Why don’t I have your number?’ That was all, but I shouldn’t have done something so stupid like that..”
After that incident, Minhyuk is finally known to have an ex-girlfriend. Minhyuk also confessed in a variety show that he used to be in a one-sided relationship before, and even dated her after confessing 5 times. Sadly, his relationship with that girl also didn’t last long.
Does BtoB Changsub Has A Girlfriend?
Some fans claim that whether BtoB Changsub has a girlfriend or not is a question that only Changsub and God can answer. But on March 1, 2017, suddenly rumors started to spread. It was revealed when BtoB appeared on the second episode of ‘New Yang and Nam Show’.
A-Pink Chorong as Changsub Girlfriend
A-Pink Chorong has long been known as one of Changsub closest friends, Changsub even agreed to lend Chorong a big amount of money when Chorong prank-called him on ‘Yang and Nam Show’. Their close friendship makes people wonder whether Chorong is just a friend or a girlfriend for Changsub.
When BtoB appeared on the variety show, Changsub said that Chorong is currently in Hong Kong and that they often called each other. Changsub then prank-called A-Pink Chorong, asking her to be his girlfriend for that day. To which, unexpectedly, Chorong laughed out loud and said “You have a lot of girls!“. Changsub flustered hearing her answer.
GFriend Umji as Changsub A Girlfriend
Not only A-Pink Chorong, GFriend’s Umji was also rumored to be a girlfriend of Changsub. It was because Changsub always showed his interest toward Umji, especially when he appeared in ‘The Boss is Watching’ variety show. Changsub was asked about who he would bring if he went to a trip. Shyly Changsub mentioned G-Friend Umji. Changsub is also a big fan of GFriend, and used GFriend’s songs to practice his lower vocals. His bias in GFriend is Umji.
Does BtoB Ilhoon Have A Girlfriend?
Ilhoon was known for never having a girlfriend before. Although BtoB Il-Hoon never had a girlfriend, he said he wanted to have a couples date one day with his other friends.
Does BtoB Peniel Shin Has A Girlfriend?
Up till now, there are no rumors about BtoB Peniel having a girlfriend. But he once said that he wanted to marry when he is 25 years old if he found the right girl. Other BtoB members also picked Peniel to be the first member who would have a girlfriend.
Does BtoB Eunkwang Has A Girlfriend?
Being the leader of the group, it must be hard for Eunkwang to find a girlfriend, as the girl would need to accept his career as an idol and a leader. Eunkwang said that he is currently in love with music and has never been rumored to be dating anyone since debuting. Eunkwang once mentioned that there is no female idol that has asked him out. (probably this is the reason he is still single)
Does BtoB Hyunsik Has a Girlfriend?
In August 2013, there was a big rumor about Hyun-sik having a girlfriend. The rumor was uploaded by Ilhoon on BtoB Official Twitter. It was a picture of Hyunsik with a girl, but then it was clarified by Ilhoon that it was him who dressed like a girl.
Does Cube Entertainment Restrict BtoB From Dating?
Dating restrictions have always been questioned by the media regarding K-pop idols since Korean agencies are known for tight restrictions, especially when it comes to dating. But it is different for BtoB members. Being guests in SBS Power Fm ‘Kim Chang Ryul’s Old School’ in July 2015, Minhyuk revealed that there is not any dating restriction from their agency, Cube Entertainment. “I don’t believe I’ve heard anything about dating restrictions,” Minhyuk said.