Goo Hara’s Love Life
Goo Hara is a singer and actress from South Korea. She is a former member of the South Korean girl group KARA. As a beautiful singer and actress, she has many fans from South Korea and internationally. Many of her fans are curious about her love life and Channel-Korea has gathered some facts about it, and here they are:
Pre-Debut, Underage Sex Scandal
The scandal happened when Goo Hara was 17 years old (a minor) and has not made a debut in the entertainment industry. It started when she updated a picture of her kissing her then-boyfriend on her mini homepage. She also uploaded some pictures on their anniversary and on her birthday. She uploaded a series of photos of what looked like a stay at a pension together. The idea of spending the night in a pension with your boyfriend would be assumed by Koreans that sex was involved.
When the scandal spread, Goo Hara’s agency denied that it was her in the picture. However, netizens were able to find a picture of her wearing the same outfit as the girl in the pension photos. Hara’s side replied to the picture by saying that she actually went to the pension with a group of friends, not just with her boyfriend.
Netizens retorted the statement with some evidence like there were not any friends in her series of pension photos. Netizens went even further by asking the pension manager whether there were any group reservations with Hara’s name or any of her friends, and the manager replied that there weren’t. Moreover, netizens found out that the pension she was in didn’t allow reservations for anyone other than couples.
Goo Hara’s friends claimed that it was an MT group trip after JYP auditions. Netizens retorted again that JYP auditions were in the summer, while her pictures in the pension were taken in the winter. Furthermore, Hara had short, straight bangs in her audition video, and it didn’t match the longer, side-swept bangs in the pension photos. It proved that the time didn’t match up.
Her agency eventually declined to comment further on this issue.
Idol Couple with Highlight’s Yong Junhyung
In June 2011, it was revealed that Goo Hara dated B2ST’s (later changed to Highlight) Yong Junhyung. Cube Entertainment (B2ST) announced that the couple has been dating for about a month. When Hara went through some difficult times, Junhyung consoled her. Because of their busy schedule, they have only been able to go out to eat and other dating activities three times so far. DSP Media (KARA) also announced that they do have good feelings toward each other, but they were still getting to know each other. KARA and B2ST members were all close to one another because they have been promoting around the same time.
The couple was spotted on a casual date. They didn’t attempt to hide their identities as they walked openly without the usual baseball cap and sunglasses. It was also reported that they were holding hands openly and that when in the car, Goo Hara even rolled down the window and stuck her head out. Going public with their romance was often very difficult for celebrities.
Break Up Rumors with Highlight’s Yong Junhyung
Since publicly open with their relationship, there were many rumors about the couple’s break up. Goo Hara and Junhyung were both part of popular idol groups with many fans. They also had busy schedules for their activities and it was assumed that it was difficult to maintain their relationship. However, Hara confirmed that they were still dating. She thought that the rumors might have happened because they couldn’t contact each other too often.
The couple were spotted wearing couple bracelet and confirmed that their relationship was still going strong. There were photos online that showed the couple wearing identical bracelets.
Introduced to Yong Junhyung’s Father
On the February 21, 2012 episode of KBS Win Win, it was revealed that Highlight’s Yong Junhyung had already introduced his girlfriend Goo Hara to his father. On the show, B2ST’s members appeared as the main guest and their fathers made surprise appearances as the special guests.
The fathers were asked to pick a girl group member they would like to have as a daughter-in-law. Junhyung’s father surprisingly wrote Goo Hara’s name on his blackboard. His father explained that his son actually once brought her home. His father mentioned that Hara has a very cheerful personality and he thought that she was a really nice girl. His father added that it was good to see the couple maintained a cute and stable relationship. Junhyung didn’t respond as he just continued to giggle and drank water on the side.