Are You Curious About Beenzino’s Love Life?
Beenzino has been active since 2009 as the featuring artist of Dok2, Epik High, Verbal Jint, and Swings. Beenzino officially debuted in 2012 by releasing his first solo album 24:26. Since then, Beenzino gained lots of fans, especially female ones, for his melodic rapping style and notable spec as the graduate of Seoul University. However, unfortunate news for Beenzino’s female fans broke out in May 2015 as the charming rapper reported to date a German model named Stefanie Michova.
In this article, Channel-Korea will explain all about Beenzino’s relationship throughout the years and the information about his girlfriend. So, stay tuned!
Beenzino and Stefanie Michova’s Relationship
In May 2015, media outlets reported that Beenzino is currently dating a foreign model named Stefanie Michova. They have been hanging out since late 2014 and was captured by the paparazzi during one of their days out.
However, Beenzino briefly explained during an interview with media outlet OSEN that he has nothing to say regarding his dating rumors, “That is my private life”. Later, Beenzino’s mother was interviewed by 10asia about her son’s girlfriend, saying that she likes Stefanie as Beenzino’s girlfriend.
Contrary to his previous statement, Beenzino started to open up about his girlfriend in June 2015 as he uploaded a picture of his girlfriend playing in an internet cafe for their date. Many netizens, especially the male ones, are jealous towards Beenzino and put their comments such as, ‘There’s something cool about seeing him dating a white model like her ㅎㅎ’, ‘His girlfriend is so gorgeous, I’m so jealous’, and ‘Of course Korean men go crazy for white girls, tsk tsk’.
In October 2015, Beenzino appeared on jTBC’s Witch Hunt and was asked about his girlfriend. He asked the netizens to leave hateful comments in English instead of Korean, “I have to translate all of her hateful comments for her because she wants to know them. If you’re going to leave a hateful comment, please write it in English”. His request gained even more hateful comments, though in funny nuance as most of the comments are spelling out Korean in English such as, ‘Siru gichana (no, I’m too lazy)’, ‘binzino yeochin baboddonggae (Beenzino’s girlfriend is a dumb poop dog)’, and ‘Nega mot harjul r go (you thought I would not be able to, huh?)’.
In July 2016, Beenzino showed up on KBS2’s Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook and talked about his girlfriend. He said that announcing a public relationship is much easier than a secret one, “I am the type of person that has to go to places that are so revealing and a relationship to the public is easier for us”. Moreover, Beenzino said that dating Stefanie Michova has changed his traits, “It was during a time when I let fame get to my ego, but after I met her I changed. She made me modest and humble”.
In late December 2016, Beenzino shared his girlfriend’s characteristic which surprised him the most during his appearance on Video Star. The rapper said that after dating Stefanie Michova, he got to travel a lot and go to the airport often, just like his past wish. In addition, Beenzino said that contrary to her flashy exterior, Michova is actually a country girl, “I did not fall in love with Stefanie at first sight but I found her very attractive during our third time traveling together. She is very simple. One time, I went to New York with her and I was having fun shopping but Stefanie suddenly cried and said, ‘I don’t know much and I do not even like it. Shopping is so tiring.’ I was really surprised. I realized that what I expected was not everything about her”.
Beenzino made it again to the headline of media outlets in January 2017 after posting a selfie with his sleeping girlfriend. The controversial selfie gained negative reactions from the netizens who call him as the male Sulli, as well as protesting the motives intended to take such photo, ‘What’s the point of selfie like this? Show off that he’s sleeping with a white girlfriend that others can’t have? And why is he even randomly taking a selfie instead of sleeping?’, ‘I thought positively of him but he’s quite weird… of all the pictures to upload, why one in bed together? At least get married first..’, and ‘Personal opinion but I think men who share pictures of their women in bed with them is really inconsiderate… at least if you care about their future’.
In March 2017, Beenzino and Stefanie Michova looks intimate in the backstage of Beenzino’s solo concert. There is also a picture of the couple posing with Beenzino’s parents. Netizens suspected that Beenzino has introduced Stefanie to his family and approved of their relationship, ‘I’d smile like that too if I had a boyfriend like Beenzino…’, ‘You can tell from her facial expression how much she likes him. I feel like her eyes would be sparkling if you saw her in real life’and, ‘I find it amazing of Beenzino’s mother… you’d think she’d be the stereotypical mother-in-law with how accomplished her son is but she respects his life decisions and quietly supports him’.
Beenzino finally started to enlist in May 2017. Unlike the typical Korean celebrities who are accompanied by their friends, family, or fans when they go to the army base camp, Beenzino was accompanied by Stefanie Michova on his side. Many netizens praised Beenzino for enlisting instead of getting American citizenship, whereas the others think that Stefanie must be really into Beenzino since it is rare for a foreign woman to be willing to wait for a man through military enlistment.
Three months later, Stefanie Michova posted photos of her getting a present from Beenzino. It turned out that the serving rapper sent her a black shirt of the Korean military. The loving moment between the couple made the netizens nostalgic about their personal experience regarding waiting for their lover during the enlistment, while the others think that it is not a wonder that Beenzino and Stefanie last so long as they look out for each other.
Despite serving in the army, Beenzino still gets his vacation time which he spent with Stefanie. Notably, they hang out outside and took lots of pictures to cherish their lovey-dovey time together. Stefanie is also supportive of Beenzino’s work as she took a selfie with Beenzino’s album.
In April 2018, Beenzino went to the airport to greet Stefanie who just arrived in South Korea. The affectionate sight warms the netizens who are eager to see their marriage after Beenzino’s discharge in February 2019, ‘The girl totally looks shy.. ㅋㅋ feels like they’ve been dating for a while but they’re still so shy and fresh together ㅋㅋㅋ’, ‘You can tell they really look happy in their photos ㅋㅋ gogo to marriage’, and ‘I have noticed with long-term couples it’s usually up to the man to treat the woman well’. We wish all the best for Beenzino and Stefanie Michova’s relationship!