8 Years and Going Strong!
SNSD’s Sooyoung and actor Jung Kyung-ho are a golden couple in the Korean entertainment industry. How can they not be? After all, they have been in a relationship for 8 years. But, even though they have been together for a long time, their intimacy and chemistry are still strong like a fresh couple. On various occasions, both Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho were not shy about sharing their relationship stories with the public.
Here are the sweetest moments of Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho’s 8-year relationship that will make you jealous!
A Brief History of Their Relationship
When the truth about Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho came out in early 2014, no one was really surprised. After all, the two were part of a dating rumor since February 2013. The news was first broken by Sports Seoul who revealed that the two went on secret dates around Christmas. The news even said that Jung Kyung-ho attended a Christmas party with Sooyoung’s sister, a sign that it had gotten quite serious.
In their first report, they said that Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho had been in a relationship for over a year since September 2012. The news outlet also disclosed testimony from a close acquaintance, “Jung Kyung-ho and Sooyoung have a lot in common. They are both devout Christians and both came from the theater department at Joongang University. They became close right away. When Sooyoung began acting [in Dating Agency: Cyrano], Jung Kyung-ho was a great help to her not only as a boyfriend but also as a sunbae.”
It was said that the two would avoid the public’s eye by going to the movie theater secretly or staying in their home. The truth started to come to light when it was assumed that Jung Kyung-ho bought a Christmas gift for Sooyoung and joined Sooyoung’s Christmas dinner. The photos of the gift and cakes that Sooyoung’s sister shared on her personal SNS account were assumed to be from Jung Kyung-ho.
Sports Seoul also reported that having the same circle of friends, Jung Kyung-ho met Sooyoung in September 2012. Starting from friends, the two were confirmed to be dating in early 2013 after the actor was released from military service.
At first, Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho denied the rumor. Jung Kyung-ho went as far as lying that he was seeing a non-celebrity back in September 2013. Looking back, maybe that was his way of protecting Sooyoung’s career at the time.
But, they can’t hide their relationship forever. A month after that, a magazine called Woman Sense reported that Jung Kyung-ho’s girlfriend is actually Sooyoung.
And, finally, the rumor became officially true after both agencies gave a confirmation statement.
“He and Sooyoung are dating… We are sorry that we did not respond truthfully the two or so times the rumors were reported. At the time, when we asked Jung Kyung-ho, he had said that it wasn’t true so we had responded that way before. We are sorry,” stated Jung Kyung-ho’s agency Fantagio.
“The dating rumors are true. While they were close as sunbae and hoobae last year, their relationship progressed into that of a couple…Please watch over them fondly,” Sooyoung’s agency, SM Entertainment, said.
With the truth exposed, here is an 8-year relationship full of sweetness and open to the public’s eye. Ever since the confirmation, the two have been casually caught in a series of open dates such as shopping or eating together. In short, they became one of the sweetest beloved couples in South Korea!
Jung Kyung-ho Reveals His Desire to Marry Sooyoung
Now, after 8 years of dating, Jung Kyung-ho and Sooyoung are getting used to sharing their thoughts publicly. Whether it is during a broadcast or interview, the two openly talk about each other.
In early 2019, Jung Kyung-ho even shared a tender interview declaring his love for Sooyoung with Ilgan Sports. When asked about whether or not marriage is on the table, Jung Kyung-ho said that they both want it but aren’t ready yet. Thus, he indirectly said that he has thought of marrying Sooyoung in the future.
“I don’t have any plans on marriage yet. I know I’ll feel stable after marrying so I do want to marry, but I can’t just do it for myself. I also have to think about my partner. I want to help her [Sooyoung] begin her career as an actress by being her steppingstone. I don’t want to burden her or disrupt her career with marriage. I want to see Sooyoung working actively. I think we can get married afterward,” Jung Kyung-ho revealed.
In that interview, Jung Kyung-ho also shared Sooyoung’s trait that made him fall in love with her.
“She has a lot of warmth that I don’t have. She also thinks of the people around her well. I’m envious that Sooyoung has all the traits that I don’t have, but that also makes me like her that much more. I believe all mistakes are made by men. So I think all that’s left is for me to treat her well. Seriously, Sooyoung gives me so much strength,” he said.
“Sooyoung doesn’t like alcohol, so we don’t drink together that often, but when we do drink, I usually drink by myself. Sooyoung matches her mood to mine. I’m always thankful and apologetic to Sooyoung, who’s always so considerate,” he added, admiring Sooyoung’s thoughtfulness.