Hyuna and Hyojong, the Ground-Breaking Couple in K-Pop Industry
Working as an idol in South Korea means that you have to be the epitome of perfection who always looks out for your fans. Put in another way, your image and reputation depend on what the fans think about you. It is more than often that the fans are entitled to ‘possess’ their idol, hence the expectation of their faves being single all the time. However, this stereotype was broken by Hyuna and Hyojong as they came forward to declare their love to the public. Their unusual movement earned mixed reaction which did not stop them to bond even tighter.
In this article, Channel-Korea will show you a deeper insight into Hyuna and Hyojong’s relationship, starting by the confirmation of their romance, their departure from Cube Entertainment, their dating life, their pictorial, the netizens’ comment about them, to their latest. So, keep reading!
Hyuna and Hyojong Are Confirmed to be Dating
A piece of surprising news came from two members of Triple H, Hyuna and Hyojong as they confirmed to be dating. Before the confirmation, their agency had denied the rumor by saying that Hyuna and Hyojong are colleagues and close senior and junior. However, Yonhap News reported a contrasting statement as Hyuna had personally contacted them and revealed that she has been dating Hyojong for two years.
The rumor started when an internet forum discussed how Hyojong looks oddly close to Hyuna not only during their stage performances but also during their interviews and behind the scenes. The netizens noticed that Hyuna often does skinship with Hyojong by touching his face and shoving her chest towards him. Some netizens think that her acts toward Hyojong are over the top and unbearable to see.
The netizens also noted that before the confirmation of his relationship with Hyuna, Hyojong had left hints about his feelings for Hyuna on some occasions. During the airing of Pentagon’s variety show Pentagon Maker in 2016, Wooseok and Hongseok described Hyojong’s ideal type, which looked very similar to Hyuna, as the caricature had a high nose and a mole under the eyes.
In 2017, Hyojong talked about Hyuna during his interview on V Live’s Me and Me, a show where the artist is asking himself questions. When asked whether he hugged Hyuna as soon as he saw her because he really likes physical affection, Hyojong nodded, “She thought I was flirting but I was like that to all the staff members.” Hyojong also revealed how he became friends with Hyuna, “She is very shy and so am I. She took really good care of me, maybe because she thinks I am even shyer than her. I think our personalities are a good match.”
Hyuna expressed her thoughts about revealing her relationship with Hyojong to the public. She wrote on her Instagram that she wanted to be honest with the fans who always support her and watch over her, “I want to work hard on stage with a happy heart, with nothing to hide as I always have.” As a result of Hyuna and Hyojong’s dating news, all Triple H’s on-going promotions and off-air schedules have been canceled, including their performance on Incheon K-Pop Concert 2018.
The representative of the event stated, “Changes to the lineup were made as a result of internal matters within the agencies.” Not only the schedules of the sub-unit, but all of Hyojong’s activities as Pentagon member had been halted on August 22nd, as Cube Entertainment put him on indefinite hiatus.
Hyuna and Hyojong’s Departure From Cube Entertainment
After their relationship became known to the public, Hyuna and Hyojong’s contract were terminated by Cube Entertainment. Respectively, Hyuna left the agency on October 15th, while Hyojong made his departure from Pentagon and Cube on November 14th. Prior to their leaving, the media outlets reported that Hyuna and Hyojong were already kicked out by the agency in mid-September 2018 because the agency can no longer trust them. According to an Ilgan Sports report, an insider revealed that Hyuna and Hyojong were not personally informed and only found out about their departure through the news. Later, Cube Entertainment clarified that the couple has not officially left the agency yet.
Hyuna and Hyojong’s Dating Life
After officially leaving Cube Entertainment, Hyuna and Hyojong have been pretty vocal about their relationship. In mid-October 2018, Hyuna posted photos and video of her date with Hyojong. They look cheerful and relaxed, a pleasing sight to see for their supporters, who are worried about the couple after their conflict with the agency.
A month later, Hyuna and Hyojong did a live broadcast on Instagram. Hyojong was seen to start the broadcast nervously before Hyuna telling him to get over with the concept. Hyuna then asked her boyfriend to pick five things he likes about her. After Hyojong mentioned Hyuna’s big eyes, appetite, and sturdy teeth, as well as her habit to hit and kick hard as the reasons, Hyuna listed what she likes about Hyojong, “You are not handsome but you are cute. You look cool when you are working, like writing songs. You are also kind.” Not only they did the live broadcast, but Hyuna and Hyojong also uploaded dance practices, which are featured in Tinashe’s “Throw a Fit,” Sumin’s ‘Woo,” and Jason Derulo’s “Swalla.”
In late November, Hyuna and Hyojong attended Jimmy Choo’s launching event for the diamond sneakers in its 2019 cruise collection. The event has been marked as the couple’s first official event after they went public with their relationship.
Hyuna and Hyojong also posted some photos of the event on their Instagram accounts.
The fans were again treated with Hyuna and Hyojong’s dance practice videos in December as the lovebirds danced to MC Gustta and MC DG’s “Abusadamente” and Little Mix’s “Strip.”
The journalists swarmed Incheon International Airport on December 8th, 2018, as Hyuna and Hyojong made their first public flight as a couple. It turned out that they were headed out to Paris for a pictorial. Noticeably, Hyuna and Hyojong still look stylish despite the cold weather.
Nothing can stop Hyuna and Hyojong to share their affection with the world as they posted photos and video of them kissing sweetly. What endearing lovebirds!
When the netizens thought that the couple will only show their lovey-dovey acts and do nothing about their career, Hyuna and Hyojong proved them wrong. In a live broadcast that occurred on December 19th, Hyuna and Hyojong revealed their future plans. Hyuna said that she wanted to start recording an album in 2019, “For me, the first thing I want to do is make plans to meet my fans. You know that I love performing the most.” When asked whether he is going to help his girlfriend, Hyojong replied that he has to meet his own fans, as well as express how he missed them and that he will meet his fans whenever he has the chance. Hyuna and Hyojong also kept the letters they have received as they cherish their fans’ letters.
At the beginning of January 2019, Hyuna and Hyojong shared their first self-made duet track. Based on its lyrics, the netizens suspected that the couple’s relationship has entered a more serious level as Hyuna addressed Hyojong as her fiance. On the other hand, Hyojong described his relationship with Hyuna like a 100-carat diamond which shines more than anything. Watch their harmonious duet below!