Apink and Love Life
Apink is the first group and the breadwinner of their home representative, Plan A Entertainment and they have had a career in the entertainment industry since 2011. As one of the popular and now considered senior girl groups in South Korea, every aspect of Apink, which includes, Park Chorong, Yoon Bomi, Jung Eunji, Son Naeun, Kim Namjoo, and Oh Hayoung, becomes the public and fans’ interest, including their personal life in the love department. In this post, Channel-Korea will take a look at Apink and their love life, starting from what Apink members are looking for in men, Apink members’ dating scandal s, Apink members’ suspected and alleged boyfriends, and lastly, Apink members’ famous coupling with other Korean celebrities who are consisted popular boy group members such as EXO, INFINITE, BTOB, VIXX, B1A4, and WINNER, and several actors who have worked with Apink members on Korean dramas. So, stay tuned!
Apink Ideal Type
First, we have to know Apink’s preferences regarding the traits and characteristics of their potential lovers. The leader Chorong stated that her ideal type is someone who is slim but not skinny, has no double eyelids, has the traits of being a moderate person as he must speak and act carefully, and has the charisma of a manly man.
Bomi who occupies the position of main dancer and mood maker of the group described her ideal type as someone who gives a nice impression, has no double eyelids, and must treat her well without having to buy expensive goods to prove that he is a good boyfriend. Moreover, Bomi’s ideal type has to be someone whom Bomi can learn a lot from and someone who has a lot of aegyo. When she is being asked about the public figure who resembles her ideal type, Bomi immediately named singer Tak Jaehoon.
The main vocal Eunji is looking for someone who has no double eyelids, a defined nose, a soft smile, killer charisma, and will still love her even if she does not put any makeup on. However, after describing her ideal type, Eunji reckoned that those traits of a man do not really matter as long as she and her boyfriend like each other. When she is being asked about the public figure who fits her ideal type, Eunji immediately named South Korea’s national MC Yoo Jaesuk.
The face of the group, Naeun, portrays her ideal type as someone who is manly, trustworthy, has a tall body, and will only look at her. When she is being asked about the public figure who resembles her ideal, Naeun immediately named Dynamic Duo Choiza as her ideal type.
Namjoo depicts her ideal type as someone with no double eyelids, who has very soft facial expressions, and who gives a dual impression of innocent and sexy. Do you think such man exists for Namjoo, dear readers?
The youngest member Hayoung lists her ideal type as someone with good manners, a sense of humor, and a pretty smile. Moreover, Hayoung’s boyfriend must only look at her, be able to make Hayoung improve her life physically, morally, and emotionally, and be able to sing well. When she is being asked about the public figure who matches those traits, Hayoung immediately named actor Lee Minki as her ideal type.
Apink Dating Scandal
Apink is considered a senior group in the current Kpop industry yet not a hint of dating scandals surface. On SBS powerFM’s Kim Chang Ryul’s Old School, Eunji got a question regarding the secret to stay away from dating rumor. To the listeners’ surprise, Eunji tactfully avoided the question by answering in nonsense a manner, “Because we are a group that loves music.” Despite not denying that all the members of Apink have experienced falling in love, Eunji emphasized that the group will leave it (their love life) to everyone’s imagination because what matters to Apink is their fans whom they love so much.
Although not considered a dating scandal, Apink also has a rumor that revolves around the boy group EXO. On December 2013, the audio record of Apink and EXO’s online game conversation circulated online. It started when a post was uploaded with an audio file and a message that said the audio was a recording of an inappropriate conversation between Apink and EXO, supposedly held between two Apink members and two EXO members while playing a popular online game. According to No Cut News, Apink Bomi and EXO Sehun’s name appeared in the playful and casual conversation, as the people in the audio heatedly play the online game.
Both Apink and EXO’s agency have responded to this controversy. Apink’s home representative, Plan A Entertainment stated that Apink is not the female voice in the audio and Apink only plays simple mobile games while they are traveling between schedules. Moreover, Plan A Entertainment emphasized that the members of Apink don’t even have contact with EXO. On the other hand, EXO’s home representative, SM entertainment affirmed that the conversation happened between EXO and non-celebrity acquaintances.
Apink Members Boyfriend
Currently, none of the Apink members have a boyfriend. As stated by Hayoung on the broadcast of Law of the Jungle in Papua New Guinea, she does not have someone special at the moment and her agency does not have any regulations regarding dating.
On March 2015, a video of Eunji’s declaration of having foreign boyfriend went viral. In the video, Eunji who was about to pass through the security checkpoint in the airport. While waving her goodbye to the crowd of reporters, an innocent bystander beside Eunji joined her in waving and posing to the reporters. At this sight, Eunji promptly said, “Girlfriend… Boyfriend… My boyfriend…” while gesturing to the man, which he hurriedly denied, “Woah! No no no no!”. Everyone who was present was laughing at this amusing situation.
Besides ‘claiming’ a foreigner as her boyfriend, Eunji also got to date 2AM Jinwoon in ‘Dating Alone’, a variety show where the guest is able to have a good time on a virtual date. Jinwoon who became Eunji’s first boyfriend in this show was confident that he could be a good boyfriend by becoming a match for Eunji’s carefree personality. After the date session ended, Jinwoon concluded that it was more fun than he expected it to be and wondered whether there was a possibility to be a permanent member of the show.
Contrastly, Chorong was alleged dating after her debut with Apink. On a special segment on Weekly Idol when Apink was promoting repackage title track ‘LUV’, the MC of the show Jung Hyungdon and Defconn asked Chorong a question about whether there is a man who wanted to date her that year while putting her hand on a liar detector. Chorong who was afraid of the machine instantly said no and as a result, she was electrified by the machine. All the members of Apink were enjoying this scene as they laughed and Eunji commented that this was a topic that the members did not know of.
Apink Chorong and EXO Suho
Many fans wish that the leaders of the 2.5 generation Kpop groups, that is Chorong of Apink and Suho of EXO, would become a couple as they share similarities, such as; they were born in the year of 1991, they have the most petite figure on their respective groups, and have an innocent and pure image. Rumor has it that Chorong and Suho were seen talking and laughing together as if they were really close on the backstage at MBC Gayo Daejun in 2012. In that occasion, Chorong who was the last person to get off the stage was waited for by Suho. The pairing has also had several interactions that have made their fans overjoyed.
On MBC Idol Star Athletic Championship (ISAC), Chorong and Suho were seen standing near each other. Though not interacting, fans already feel satisfied to see both of them share a close space.
When Apink was promoting ‘LUV’ on SBS Inkigayo, Suho was interviewing them and it is not a wonder that in that occasion, Suho and Chorong briefly glanced at each other.
Apink and EXO had an event in Vietnam and in the press conference it can be seen that Chorong tenderly looked at Suho who was talking. Now, it is not a surprise that many people wish they were an item!
Furthermore, when Apink won an award on SBS Inkigayo, Suho said a soothing word to not cry before Chorong started her winning speech. Aww, how sweet!
The last public moment of Chorong and Suho was the day when Apink won on SBS Inkigayo for their repackaged title track ‘LUV’. That day was also Suho’s last day as the MC of the show. Chorong and Suho were seen to have an interaction as Suho gave the trophy to Chorong.
Apink Chorong and Luhan
Besides Suho, Chorong is also being paired with the former EXO member, Luhan. This pairing is often being called as the Sparkly couple due to Chorong’s name which means ‘sparkly’ and Luhan’s image as a bright flower boy. As revealed by the fellow ex-member EXO Tao, Luhan is the fanboy of Chorong so when EXO members came to We Got Married to support their fellow company-mate Taemin, many people were excited to see how Luhan would react when he met his idol.
During the Seoul Music Awards, Luhan was seen observing Chorong who was sitting with her group from afar. Fans speculated that Luhan thought this act would not be noticed by the fans because his view was blocked by Xiumin. But conversely, the fans recorded this occasion successfully.
Lastly, Luhan was seen to observe Chorong on MBC Gayo Daejun. Even though the distance between him and Chorong was far, Luhan still looked at her longingly. Seems like Luhan is a pretty hardcore fanboy of Chorong, don’t you think so?
Apink Chorong and INFINITE Woohyun
After being paired with EXO members, Chorong is also partnered with Woohyun of INFINITE. It began when both of them became the guests for KBS ‘Oh My School’. Chorong who was seen talking to Yesung was approached by Woohyun. Though for mere viewers the occasion was considered a normal encounter, many fans started to ship them as a couple.
Chorong and Woohyun’s interaction can be seen when Chorong asked Woohyun to take a picture of Apink with his smartphone on MBC Gayo Daejun in 2016. Fans speculated that Chorong and Woohyun must be contacting each other since Apink’s group picture is posted through Apink’s official Twitter.
Apink Chorong and Hoya
Besides Woohyun, Chorong is also paired with the former INFINITE member, Hoya. On January 2016, Chorong posted the selfies of BTOB Changsub, Hoya, and herself. Many fans were surprised to acknowledge Chorong’s relationship with Hoya because as far as they know, Hoya’s only relationship to Apink is Eunji.
Later, the fans were reminded of one particular scene in Apink and INFINITE’s dog reality show ‘Birth of a Family’ when Chorong who brought a white puppy. They were seen walking together with Hoya who patted the puppy’s head.
The relationship between Chorong and Hoya continues to blossom as Chorong was seen to support Hoya on the premiere of Hoya’s first movie ‘Hiya’. Chorong came to the event with the fellow Apink member, Namjoo.
Chorong also took pictures of Hoya and BTOB Changsub when they met backstage. Hoya, who was eating, is seen wearing colorful hairclips on his hair which the fans assumed belonged to Chorong. How cute!
Apink Chorong and BTOB Changsub
It is known that Chorong’s ultimate guy friend is Changsub. Their friendship is often being called the friendship that is on the border of the friend-zone. Here are some of the pictures that prove their closeness!
On Yang Nam Show, both Chorong and Changsub have verified their strong friendship. On the first occasion, Chorong had to ascertain her status as a good person through a segment called ‘Friend, Make My Wish Come True’. Chorong asked Changsub to lend her 3,000,000 KRW (Rp 30,000,000) for a family issue that arose, yet she does not want to tell Apink members about it. Instead of mulling over the huge amount, Changsub straight away asked Chorong to give the details of her bank number. When Chorong asked him to lend her more 2,000,000 KRW (Rp. 20,000,000), Changsub seemed surprised and said that Chorong might pay him back with the addition of twenty cups of coffee.
On the second occasion, Changsub is the one who had to prove his relationship with Chorong by asking her to be his first-day date when she came to his musical drama. Instead of causing Chorong to be excited by his sudden date request, Changsub was confused by Chorong’s question and wondered whether he had feelings for her. As if that is not enough, Chorong added that she does not consider Changsub a man because he has a lot of girls. This statement instantly made the rest of BTOB members laugh in an uproar.
Apink Chorong and BTOB Sungjae
The other BTOB member who is paired up with Chorong is Sungjae. It is known that both Chorong and Sungjae starred in a drama titled ‘Plus Nine Boys’. Their relationship in the drama is not mere friends as Chorong and Sungjae even kissed in one of the scenes.
On BTOB’s variety show ‘The Beat’, Changsub who took over as MC got a chance to interview Sungjae regarding his library kiss scene with Chorong which became a hot topic after it was aired. Sungjae stated that the scene was really hard as he was nervous and became tense because he is a close friend of Chorong. As a result, Sungjae could not do the kiss scene properly.
As the answer did not satisfy his curiosity, Changsub asked more questions to Sungjae regarding the after effect of the kissing scene with Chorong, which Sungjae replied that his face turned red as soon as the director said ‘OK’ and he ran out of the library. At last, Changsub jokingly scolded Sungjae by saying that kissing Chorong is like kissing an older sister. Well, kissing is one thing but we cannot deny that Chorong and Sungjae are indeed close by seeing these pictures!
Apink Chorong and B1A4 Jinyoung
Lastly, Chorong is paired up with the leader of B1A4, Jinyoung. Both of them were partnered for Apink and B1A4 ‘Love Song Medley’ collaboration in MBC Gayo Daejun 2013.
Chorong and Jinyoung’s acquaintanceship grew to be more intense as Chorong befriended Jinyoung and took a group photo which included Jinyoung, Changsub, Hoya, and herself.
May their friendship last a long time!
Apink Bomi and EXO Chen
It’s not only Chorong, the main dancer of Apink, but Bomi is also paired up with one of the main vocals in EXO, Chen. Rumor has it that Bomi and Chen are dating. This rumor also escalated quickly as on one occasion when EXO visited School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA) as a surprise guest, a female student asked Chen directly whether Chen really dates Bomi or not. The question was not answered by Chen because he was confused. In addition, none of the EXO members gave a statement regarding this matter.
Apink Eunji and Seo In Guk
It is hard to refute that Eunji’s most popular partner is Seo In Guk. Eunji met Seo In Guk for the first time through Reply 1997 where both of them became the main characters in the drama. It was not only acting, but Eunji and Seo In Guk also sang two songs for Reply 1997’s soundtrack.
Like typical main characters of Korean dramas, Eunji and Seo In Guk have a love line that has developed from their status as childhood friends. It is no wonder when their relationship as Sung Shiwon (Eunji’s character) and Yoon Yoonjae (Seo In Guk’s character) developed to be more than friends, they will do more than what close friends are meant to do: kissing. It has been revealed that it took sixteen times for Eunji and Seo In Guk to get the perfect shot of their first kissing scene in Reply 1997.
Seo In Guk stated that he had feelings for Eunji and had confessed to her but sadly, Eunji rejected him. On a talk show which Eunji attended, Seo In Guk got called and reconfessed that he loves her. Aww, how romantic!
In 2017, Eunji and Seo In Guk met again in the tvN10 Awards with other Reply 1997 casts. They received ‘Best Kiss’ award and also did a sudden duet by singing Reply 1997’s most well-known soundtrack ‘All For You’.
Apink Eunji and INFINITE Sunggyu
Eunji is paired up with the leader of INFINITE, Sunggyu. The two of them started to be the pairing whom fans wish to be real when Sunggyu said that Eunji has a good voice in Apink and INFINITE’s dog reality show ‘Birth of a Family’. Eunji and Sunggyu also became guests on Running Man.
When Apink and INFINITE were enclosed in the same car, it was not a mystery that the question of ideal type arose. When she was being asked by Gary and HaHa to pick one of two INFINITE members who were present at that time, Eunji named Sunggyu because she thinks that he has a good personality, which earned a noisy response. In contrast, Sunggyu was acting cool and saying that he would consider Eunji’s love confession. Oh, what a play hard-to-get guy!
It was not only in reality and variety shows, but Eunji and Sunggyu also interacted through a duet in December 2016 on KBS Music Bank. Here you may check their melodious voice in this video.
Apink Eunji and Hoya
Besides Sunggyu, Eunji is also paired up with former member INFINITE, Hoya. Both Eunji and Hoya met through Reply 1997.
Although their characters in the drama did not have any love line, Eunji and Hoya became close friends. On an interview with 10asia, Eunji said that her relationship with Hoya, in the beginning, was only up to greeting each other but after knowing him better, she concludes that Hoya is only has the facade of a cold person.
It’s not only in acting, but Eunji and Hoya also did a duet along with Namjoo and L on a special stage of the DMZ Peace Concert.
Eunji and Hoya’s friendship has been proven in many kinds of way, such as Hoya’s Thanks To in INFINITE H album, that he is grateful of Eunji who always listened to his worries, just like Sung Shiwon (Eunji’s character in Reply 1997). When Hoya declared his leaving from INFINITE, Eunji showed her support by writing an courageous comment, “I hope you continue to succeed in the future, my friend”.
We hope Hoya and Eunji’s friendship is everlasting!
Apink Eunji and EXO Chanyeol
Just like Chorong and Bomi, Eunji is paired up with one of EXO members, Chanyeol. Rumor has it that they are dating. As for their interaction, there are few that we could spot. Most of them are the moments when Chanyeol was eyeing Eunji and vice versa.
Based on these pictures, do you believe that Eunji and Chanyeol are really dating?
Apink Eunji and EXO Suho
Eunji is also being matched up with Suho of EXO. Eunji and Suho’s first encounter happened when both of them became the guests of Apink Naeun and SHINee Taemin on MBC ‘We Got Married’.
It is also suspected that Eunji and Suho had interaction through a brief glance in SBS Inkigayo when Suho was one of the MCs.
Furthermore, Eunji and Suho were working together as the dubbers for the animation movie ‘Saving Santa’ in 2013.
This recent moment with Eunji and Suho happened during the Asia Artist Award in 2017.
We are definitely looking forward to the growth of Eunji and Suho’s friendship!
Apink Eunji and Kim Bum
Eunji and actor Kim Bum were working together in the drama ‘That Wind, That Winter Blow’.
On SBS ‘One Night of TV Entertainment’, Kim Bum promised that if the drama reaches 20% ratings, he will kiss Eunji. When the reporter asked whether he should ask Eunji and get her permission, Kim Bum adamantly said that when it comes to things like this (kissing), a man needs to lead the way. Eunji who sat beside him said half-jokingly that during the kissing scene, Kim Bum was so manly that her heart was pounding.
Kim Bum was also seen to watch Eunji’s musical drama ‘Legally Blonde’. Do you think Eunji and Kim Bum have the more intimate relationship, dear readers?
Apink Eunji and VIXX N
Eunji is paired up with the leader of VIXX, N. The two of them met through JTBC variety show ‘Off To School’.
Eunji and N’s friendship grew as they were also co-workers for the drama ‘Sassy Go Go’. Occasionally when they attend the same event, Eunji and N will take pictures together.
On Celebrity Bromance, Eunji confessed that she did call N a ‘unnie’ (older sister by the female speaker) because when she met N for the first time, he was very feminine. However, N’s manly side surprised Eunji because, besides having contrasting charms, N is also a detail-oriented person. Eunji concluded that her relationship with N is something stronger than a mere bromance because they are siblings.
Apink Eunji and VIXX Leo
Besides N, Eunji is also paired up with another VIXX member, Leo. The two of them met through the musical drama ‘Full House’.
Eunji and Leo’s friendship grew closer as they talked when both of them attended MBC ‘Idol Star Athletic Championship’.
On Music Plaza Radio, Leo was asked about his close relationship with Eunji, which he admitted that was true. Just like N, Leo also often takes pictures whenever he attends the same event as Eunji.
Apink Eunji and B1A4 Sandeul
Just like Chorong, Eunji is also paired up with one of B1A4 members, Sandeul. Both of them are the main vocals for Apink and B1A4 ‘Love Song Medley’ collaboration in MBC Gayo Daejun 2013.
In an interview with BNT News, Sandeul revealed his desire to have a duet with Eunji because he thinks their voices would create a good synergy. Moreover, Sandeul praised Eunji for being a vocal genius despite having little training.
Apink Eunji and WINNER Seungyoon
Lastly, Eunji is paired up with the leader of WINNER, Seungyoon. It is known that both of them came from Busan. Eunji and Seungyoon had a lot of interaction in a public space.
Seungyoon also became the guest on Eunji’s first concert. We surely love those two talented Busan singers!
Apink Naeun and INFINITE L
As the face of their respective groupa, Naeun and L have some similarities, such as their love for the color of black, their venture into the field of acting ever since their debut, and their quiet personality. As for their interaction, Naeun and L became the guests of Running Man albeit having no legit moments together. However, on December 2016 when Apink and INFINITE were in the same waiting room, it can be seen that L took a brief glance at Naeun and vice versa.
Naeun and L also stood beside each other to read the pledge on MBC ‘Idol Star Athletic Championship’ (ISAC).
It can be concluded that Apink members, especially Chorong and Eunji, are fairly close and have interacted with guy idols, specifically the members of EXO, BTOB, INFINITE, B1A4, and B1A4. It is understandable that there are fans who want those pairings to be real and fans who oppose those pairings. After all, as their fans, we just have to support Apink including their choices in love partner, don’t you agree?