After denying their romantic relationship several times, Girls’ Generation‘s Sooyoung and actor Jung Kyung Ho were photographed together on a secret dates.
According to Sports Seoul, the two have been dating for over a year, since September 2012. Sports Seoul caught them on several dates around Christmas time, including attending a Christmas Eve party together with Sooyoung’s sister. You can see some of their photographs here.
A close acquaintance of the two revealed, “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 great help to her not only as a boyfriend, but also as a sunbae.”
To avoid the public’s eye, the two would go on secret dates to the movie theater. Jung Kung Ho would sometimes pick Sooyoung up from School, and eat home cooked meals together in their homes. The two even watched “About Time” together on a recent movie date.
The two also spent Christmas Eve together. Jung Kyung Ho was photographed buying gifts, which later turned out to be for Sooyoung. The two headed 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.
Rumors of their romance started right after the actor 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 mentioned that Girls’ Generation 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, but with a non-celebrity. His agency revealed that Jung Kyung Ho had been dating his girlfriend for about a year and that they have a good relationship.
Then in October, magazine Woman Sense reported that Jung Kyung Ho’s girlfriend is not a non celebrity, but none other than Sooyoung. The magazine claimed that the two became close because they go to the same church and are alums of the same university. Jung Kyung Ho even had dates overseas, when the actor visited Sooyoung in Japan when she was there for a concert.
Both of their agencies denied the claim, again. They emphasized a brother-sister type of relationship, and Jung Kyung Ho’s side stuck with the statement that Jung Kyung Ho is dating a non celebrity.
Both of their agencies have confirmed that the two are dating.
Jung Kyung Ho’s agency, Fantagio, said, “It is true that the two are dating. They have been nicely dating since last year.”
Sooyoung’s agency, SM Entertainment, said, “The two became a couple since last year after having a friendly sunbae-hoobae relationship.”