Old Flame: SHINee’s Jonghyun and Shin Se-kyung
Let’s have a little flashback to 2008, to the days where 5 young boys sang a song for an older woman they like, saying You’re So Pretty (누난 너무 예뻐). SHINee is a boy group that debuted on May 25th, 2008, under SM Entertainment with 5 members, one of whom is Jonghyun.
Sadly, in December 2017, Jonghyun committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in his apartment. This news brought a big shock to everyone. What about his ex-girlfriend Shin Se-kyung?
If you are an old fan of Kpop, you must have known that Jonghyun once had a special relationship with the pretty and talented actress Shin Se-kyung.
SHINee’s Jonghyun and Shin Se-kyung’s relationship
If we look carefully, it’s not like they never showed any hints and signs to the public about their interest in each other. In SHINee’s reality show Hello Baby, Jonghyun was asked about his ideal type of woman and he immediately answered that Shin Se-kyung was his ideal type. In another program, he once again mentioned the actress’s name when asked about his ideal type. Fans didn’t expect them to date for real but the news showed that Jonghyun was being serious about his interest in the actress.
Their relationship was revealed by Dispatch, that caught them going on a date near Shin Se-kyung’s place, and they looked happy enjoying their moments together. The announcement of their relationship brought positive and negative responses among their fans, Shawol as well, but as good fans, they supported the boy’s decision to have a personal relationship. Their relationship bloomed in October 2010 and ended months after they announced their relationship.
Shin Se-kyung attended SHINee’s Jonghyun’s memorial
November has come and it’s been almost a year since SHINee’s Jonghyun has left us in December last year. A year is not too long but sure feels like forever, especially for the family, fellow members, friends, and fans. During the memorial of Jonghyun, other SM artists, his best friends, including his ex-girlfriend Shin Se-kyung were seen to show their condolence and respect to the second oldest member of SHINee. Media said that Shin Se-kyung stayed until late at night at her ex-boyfriend’s memorial. She came completely dressed in black and her eyes were swollen, according to the people that saw her there.
Well, even though they’ve parted ways a long time ago, we can understand her sadness as someone who was once very close with Jonghyun. Hope everyone who misses him will gain strength and keep praying for him.