Are BtoB Members Dating?
BtoB is a boy group who has debuted for five years. They have great discography, an unbreakable brotherhood bond, abundant personal activities, and a loyal fan club named Melodies who are loyal and always have their idol group’s back. However, we cannot ignore the fact that no matter how devoted their fans are, BtoB members are also humans who want to be personally loved by their dear ones. Consequently, it cannot be helped that they may choose to date secretly in order to not hurt their fans’ feelings. However, is this hypothesis true? Are the members of BtoB currently dating secretly behind their fans’ backs? Thus, in this article, Channel-Korea will dig for deeper insight into the subject of BtoB’s dating scandal and compile some of its members’ dating news that you obviously do not want to miss out on. So, keep reading, dear readers!
Let’s Find Out BtoB Dating Scandal
Almost all idol groups in South Korea, be it a girl group or boy group, have a dating ban given by their agencies for a certain period. However, this kind of prohibition is not applied to BtoB. On 30 July 2015, BtoB came to SBS Power FM ‘Kim Chang Ryul’s Old School’ radio show as a guest. When the group was being asked about dating restrictions, the member Minhyuk answered that he personally never heard anything about the subject being brought out by their agency, CUBE Entertainment. Besides explaining the absence of dating restrictions, Minhyuk also picked the fellow member Peniel as the first person in the group who would date and be involved in a relationship. He reasoned that Peniel came from abroad and is apart from his parents, hence the loneliness might be too cruel to feel for a long period so a relationship is given to happen in order to make him feel less lonely. Peniel, who became the spotlight in this talk, joined the forum saying that he will start dating right away and actually was going to marry at the age of 25 or so and have a child right after traveling with his wife. However, Peniel added, his plan has changed because as of now, he is busy with working.
Furthermore, the DJ of radio show Kim Chang Ryul asked whether BtoB took an interest in any girl group during their activities, which was answered by the leader Eunkwang saying that the group became close with Nine Muses during their recent promotions and its core member Kyungri turned out has to be the same age as him. When he was being teased by Kim Chang Ryul about his new friendship with Kyungri, Eunkwang quickly dismissed further ideas which implied dating by saying that he just wants to be friends with her. Ugh, how cute!
BtoB Minhyuk Dating News
When it comes to love and dating, BtoB member Lee Minhyuk perhaps is considered to have plenty of stories regarding the subject. On 18 February 2014 Minhyuk became a guest on Mnet ‘Beatles Code 3D’ and revealed that he had a long unrequited love as there was a girl whom he had liked for four years straight. At that time, Minhyuk was obviously a persistent man because he confessed to her not only once but five times because he(although he did not say it directly) was rejected numerous times. Fortunately, when the girl whom he had a crush on turned twenty years old, Minhyuk was accepted to be her boyfriend. In the relation to that girl, Minhyuk disclosed that the girl and him have resemblances such as the height, blood type, apartment number, and eyesight, making them be lovers with an uncanny destiny.
2017 became a year of the roller coaster for BtoB’s Minhyuk as he is involved in a dating scandal with an ex-girlfriend. It started when Minhyuk came across a picture of someone who looks like his ex-girlfriend on LINE message application and got curious about how she was doing, so he just texted her by personal message on a social media account. Not long after, a guy who is apparently the new boyfriend of Minhyuk’s ex-girlfriend left a comment on one of the photos on Minhyuk’s Instagram, saying that the ex-girlfriend thinks that it is embarrassing that Minhyuk keeps contacting someone who has a boyfriend. The boyfriend of Minhyuk’s ex-girlfriend also told Minhyuk to wake up, get to his senses while thinking of his fans, and stop approaching his ex-girlfriend.
After the ruckus made on his personal Instagram account, Minhyuk quickly wrote a clarification post on BtoB’s fancafe to clear the misunderstanding and rumors that had been circulating on the internet forums. In the end of his post, Minhyuk asked Melodies (the fan club name of BtoB fans) to believe in him. However, after the fancafe post got released, the chaotic situation did not decrease because Minhyuk’s ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend left even more comments on another one of Minhyuk’s photos, claiming that Minhyuk declared the relationship only by himself as she had never dated him and that what Minhyuk had written on the fancafe was entirely different than what had actually happened.
As the dating controversy got even more frenzied by the couple’s statement, at last, the agency of BtoB’s Minhyuk, CUBE Entertainment put an official statement which confirmed Minhyuk’s statement on the fancafe post, saying that Minhyuk and his ex-girlfriend indeed had dated for 4 months and chose to break up in a good manner while remaining good friends and that they checked up on each other’s condition from time to time. To conclude the hullabaloo, Minhyuk’s ex-girlfriend put a long post on her Instagram account, still insisting that she and Minhyuk had never dated and only knows him as a friend through an acquaintance five years previously.
BtoB Hyunsik Dating News
The second member of BtoB which we will look at is Hyunsik, who is famous for his endearing eye smile. But fool you not, dear readers, because even though his smile is radiant, he turns out to be a manly guy who has a great body and a gentle manner. Hyunsik’s gentleman-like manner seems to capture the heart of women, including his own stylist coordi (a person who organizes the celebrity’s outfits on promotional time and events).
The fans of BtoB, who are otherwise known as Melodies, noticed that Hyunsik is the only BtoB member who follows his coordi. Moreover, there are similarities in what Hyunsik and his coordi posted on their Instagram account, such as phone case, pants, listening to the same song, and attending the same exhibitions. Hyunsik and his alleged coordi girlfriend also went to Japan together with Ilhoon.
Up until this article was written, there is no clarification regarding the real situation between Hyunsik and his alleged coordi girlfriend. Many fans have speculated about whether Hyunsik is dating in secret while the others think that actually the coordi already has another guy who is her real boyfriend.
BtoB Sungjae Dating News
Sungjae is the third and also the last member of BtoB whose dating scandal will be investigated in this article. As an idol actor who also becomes the most famous member of his group, Sungjae obviously cannot be left out of the dating topic. On 11 January 2015, Sungjae became the guest of MBC’s army variety program ‘Real Men’. After finishing the tough cold weather training at a unit in Gangwon-do, Sungjae and the fellow soldiers gathered in front of a heater in order to warm their freezing bodies and had a short time to rest. During the rest time, a few of the sergeants asked Sungjae, who became the youngest member, about the celebrity whom he wants to date. Without much time to think, Sungjae immediately picked the youngest member of Miss A’s Suzy because he has always liked older women.
Conceivably, his statement about liking older women may be true as in August 2015, Sungjae and After School’s Nana’s name filled the guess in a blind item made by a writer in ‘Woman Sense’ magazine. For your info, a lot of blind items that got mentioned in ‘Woman Sense’ would come out as a true occurrence, so this blind item may be true or not as long as you take it with a grain of salt.
Now, for the real talk, the article in ‘Woman Sense’ stated that there is a beautiful female idol group member who goes by the initial ‘A’ found herself in a pit between two guys, namely ‘B’ and ‘C’. The woman and the ‘B’ guy have four year age gap and had been going out for two years. However, the woman ‘A’ found her new love interest, the guy ‘C’ whom she meets as if by fate and starts to date him too. In detail, ‘Woman Sense’ described the ‘B’ guy as a male idol group member who debuted in the spring of 2012. In addition, the ‘B’ guy is also the son of a leading company, has a cute face and a great body as he unexpectedly has a chocolate abs. Many Korean netizens named Sungjae as the ‘B’ guy, as he seems to fit the blind item description the best. However, the international netizen thought otherwise and named other boy groups which hd members who could possibly to be the ‘B’ guy, such like EXO, JJ Project, and VIXX.
Not only was he a rumored item with After School’s Nana, Sungjae was also involved in a dating rumor with AOA’s Seolhyun. Through the netizen’s assumption, the story goes that Sungjae and Seolhyun began to date in early 2015 until they broke up in March 2016 because of Block B’s Zico whom Seolhyun went out with in public in August 2016. The several pieces of evidence regarding Sungjae and Seolhyun’s dating relationship were brought out by the netizens, such as at the ending of KBS ‘Gayo Daechukje’ in 2015; idol groups and singers like Ailee, BTS, and VIXX who tried to let Sungjae and Seolhyun be close to each other; Sungjae who keeps asking his fans whether he looks like a prince during BtoB’s concert in 2015, referring that Seolhyun’s part on AOA’s ‘Heart Attack’ is “Oh my prince’; and Sungjae who posted the lyrics of One Direction’s History, which mainly talked about how the guy insisted that the relationship with his girlfriend is not finished yet because they are stronger than they initially thought. On the other hand, Block B’s Zico, whom Seolhyun went out with publicly, pointed out in his song ‘I Am You, You Are Me’ that he will treat his crush (which refers to Seolhyun) nicely so that his crush’s obsessive ex-boyfriend (which refers to Sungjae) will be out of his crush’s hair. While singing this part, Zico’s ‘I Am You, You Are Me’ music video showed the subtle hints regarding Sungjae and Seolhyun’s past relationship on the digital clock.
As you can see, the first picture shows the time as ’12:00:52’ which many netizens thought referred to Sungjae’s birthday on 2 May, while the second picture shows the time as ’12:01:03’ which refers to Seolhyun’s birthday on 3 January. While this may be a stretch and just a pure coincidence, can we not help but feel amazed by this kind of allusion, dear readers?
Besides his alleged dating rumors with After School’s Nana and AOA’s Seolhyun, Sungjae is also being rumored to be with his co-stars on television dramas and variety shows. The first female celebrity who got paired with Sungjae and rumored to be his lover is actress Kim So Hyun whom Sungjae met as a co-star on KBS ‘Who Are You (School 2015)’. Although in ‘Who Are You (School 2015)’. They did not end up as a final couple, but many people think that Sungjae and Kim So Hyun have better chemistry than the original couple that is Sohyun and actor Nam Joo Hyuk. Moreover, Sungjae and Kim So Hyun often took a selfie to show their close friendship and they were involved in the same projects after their drama, such as magazine photoshoot and the popular drama ‘Goblin’ (despite the fact that they did not even act on a scene together in the drama). Don’t you think Sungjae and Sohyun look good together, dear readers?
The second and also last female celebrity who got paired with Sungjae and rumored to be his lover is the member of Red Velvet’s Joy whom Sungjae met as his virtual wife on the fourth season of MBC ‘We Got Married’. Although their on-screen marriage on the show has ended, Sungjae and Joy are occasionally rumored to be the real couple by their shipper (people who want the canon (unreal) couple to be the true item). The wish of Sungjae and Joy’s shipper to see their pairing one more time came true on the 7th of August 2017 as MBC ‘Oppa Thought’ linking Red Velvet’s Joy as the ‘ex-girlfriend’ of Sungjae. In one segment, the MCs of the show surprised Sungjae by showing a message from his ‘ex-girlfriend’. Soon after, a mysterious girl whose hair is red and wearing a pink flower headband said on a video that she is in a close oppa-dongsaeng (older brother and younger sister-like) friendship with Sungjae. During their time on a variety show, Sungjae advised the mysterious girl who is confused about what she has to do at that time by saying that the mysterious girl should not try hard to impress everyone and just be herself because everyone has their own unique vibe, including her. The mysterious girl thought that it was cute for Sungjae to act like an oppa (older brother) because he is only one year older than the girl.
At first, Sungjae seemed to have no clue about the girl who is dubbed to be his ‘ex-girlfriend’ but soon he seemed to recognize Red Velvet’s Joy who later greeted him with a smile and said that even though their virtual marriage has ended, she will always root for Sungjae in her heart. Joy concluded the video by hoping that she and Sungjae will stay close and she cheered on Sungjae. Aww, how sweet!