SNSD’s Sooyoung and TVXQ’s Changmin
The third and also last pairing involving SNSD’s Sooyoung is Sooyoung and the youngest member of TVXQ, Changmin and their pairing name is ChangSoo (the combination of CHANGmin and SOOyoung) and their shippers (people who want them to be the real couple) are called Sages.
Although there isn’t as much information regarding them as there was for the previous pairings, Sooyoung and Changmin were paired up because they share similar characteristics and preferences, which their shippers found cute and auspicious. Some examples are being the tallest members of their respective groups; having the biggest appetites in their respective groups, hence their nickname as shikshin couple (food God and Goddess); being fans of Harry Potter; and having thick hair.
But it wasn’t only those trivial coincidences, Sooyoung and Changmin were also seen stealing glances at each other in events whenever they were near each other, and hanging out with the same friends, the Kyuline squad which consisted of Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, SHINee Minho, CN Blue’s Jonghyun, and EXO’s Suho. Despite those facts, Sooyoung and Changmin never actually proclaimed that they were friends. Ugh, what a mysterious pairing!
Here are the photos of Sooyoung and Changmin’s ‘interactions’ that might as well prove their silent, yet suspicious friendship!
Who Is SNSD’s Sooyoung Actually Dating?
2014 is said to be the year SNSD got the boys, just like their hit song ‘I Got a Boy’ in 2013. As expected, Sooyoung is one of the SNSD members whose romantic relationship was revealed that year. On 3 January 2014, Sport Seoul revealed that Sooyoung and actor Jung Kyung-ho have been dating for over a year, since September 2012. They first met through an acquaintance. Sooyoung is also known to send a greeting to Jung Kyung-ho when he was still in the army through SBS’s ‘TV Entertainment Tonight’ when she was the host of the show.
Before the confirmation of their relationship in January, SM Entertainment and Fantagio as their respective agencies had denied Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho’s dating scandal by saying that they are only sunbae and hoobae (senior and junior). Despite the usual allegations, Sport Seoul returned with stronger evidence, which included a secret meeting between these lovers in the basement parking lot. Here are the photos of Sooyoung and actor Jung Kyung-ho’s secret meeting!
A close acquaintance of the two disclosed the lovers’ relationship, “Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho have a lot in common, as they are both devout Christians and came from the Theater department of Chungang University. They instantly ‘clicked’. When Sooyoung began acting as the heroine of tvN’s ‘Dating Agency: Cyrano’, Jung Kyung-ho was a great help to her, not only as a boyfriend but also as a sunbae (senior).” To avoid the public’s eye, Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho would either go on secret dates to the movie theater or just eat home-cooked meals together in their homes.
Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho also spent Christmas Eve together. He was photographed buying gifts, which later turned out to be for Sooyoung. The two of them went to the same Christmas Eve party, where Sooyoung’s sister shared photos of the gifts and the cake he bought for Sooyoung on her personal SNS account.
Rumor has it that their romance started right after Jung Kyung-ho finished his military service. In February of 2013. Sports Seoul initially reported that the two met in September of 2012, right after his discharge, and began dating early 2013. Before, Jung Kyung-ho had stated that SNSD was one of his favorite groups, and sent out a thank you message to Sooyoung. Both sides denied the dating rumors. In September 2013, Jung Kyung-ho surprised everyone by announcing that he was currently in a relationship with a non-celebrity.
His agency revealed that Jung Kyung-ho had been dating his girlfriend for about a year and that they had a good relationship. Later in October, the magazine ‘Woman Sense’ reported that Jung Kyung-ho’s girlfriend is not a non-celebrity, but none other than SNSD’s Sooyoung. The magazine claimed that the two became close because they attend the same church and are alums of the same university. Jung Kyung-ho even had dates overseas, when the actor visited Sooyoung in Japan while she was there for a concert.
After their relationship became known to the public, both Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho have spoken about each other whenever a question about the other popped up on the air. In an episode of ‘Give Me a Meal’ that aired on 4 January 2017, Sooyoung simply answered that she is happy with her relationship with her boyfriend. On the other hand, Jung Kyung-ho is still head over heels for his girlfriend, because whenever he was giving an interview and someone asked him questions about Sooyoung, he answered them fondly. When he was being asked about Sooyoung’s charms that attracted him, Jung Kyung-ho said, “She has a lot of warmth, something that I don’t have. She has everything that I don’t have, and I’m envious at times, but I love her all the more for it. Sooyoung really gives me strength.”
Moreover, Jung Kyung-ho also feels sorry that the public relationship feels more like a burden to Sooyoung, because his ten second comment about her would be a headline all over the news outlets, even though in the same interview, he spoke about his acting projects for three to four hours, hence him being more careful whenever he talks about Sooyoung. The same notion regarding Jung Kyung-ho, who has so much love for Sooyoung, was also stated by Sooyoung’s sister, Choi Soo Jin. On 17 May 2017, Soojin revealed that Jung Kyung-ho is the only man who matches her younger sister’s characteristics, because he does not get angry at all and understands everything about her. Aww, what a thoughtful man!
Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho were also spotted on dates in public several times after their relationship was revealed. According to K-pop Herald, Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho spent their time together in early May 2016 by going to Sooyoung’s sister’s musical performance ‘Newsies’ at Chungmu Art Hall, Seoul. Dispatch spotted Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho on a shopping date as well in late April 2016. One year later, on April 2017, Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho bravely show that they are a couple on the street while walking to Jain Fashion Show event.
Not only talking about their relationship in interviews and dating publicly, Sooyoung and Jung Kyung-ho also show support for each other’s work by sending coffee trucks to one another’s drama sets. Jung Kyung-ho sent a coffee truck to the set of Sooyoung’s drama ‘My Spring Days’ in 2014, while Sooyoung sent a coffee truck to the set of Jung Kyung-ho’s drama ‘Prison Playbook’ in early 2018.
As his relationship with Sooyoung is on its fifth year and still going strong, it is inevitable that the topic of marriage would come up. On 3 August 2014, Jung Kyung-ho, who has quite high pride and self-esteem, declared his desire to propose Sooyoung on the day when he receives the ‘Best Actor’ Award, and delivers his acceptance speech. Well, seeing how excellent the current ratings of ‘Prison Playbook’ are, we might see Sooyoung as the first SNSD member to wear a wedding gown and get married really soon!