Former After School member Yoo So Young and soccer star Son Heung Min have confirmed that they are dating!
Earlier today, local news outlet The Fact published an exclusive report with photos of actress Yoo So Young and Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung Min on an alleged car date. Yoo So Young had reportedly driven all the way to a soccer training facility in Paju, a city north of Seoul, to have a late-night date with her boyfriend on Pepero Day. When it was time for them to part, Son Hong Min kissed Yoo So Young’s hand.
It did not take long for the stars to confirm the dating rumors, marking the birth of another celebrity couple. Yoo So Young’s agency stated, “After checking with her, we can confirm that they are dating. It has not been long since they became a couple.”
Soon afterwards, Yoo So Young had a short phone interview with news outlet Daily Sports to personally speak up about their relationship. Her comments were carefully worded and considerate towards her partner, who is one of Korea’s most successful young soccer players.
“I feel like I should be careful with my words. There are some things that I feel uncomfortable talking about,” she said, appearing slightly nervous about the sudden media attention. “I’ve received a lot of calls [congratulating me] but I’m not picking them up.”
Following the confirmation, netizens have taken a look back at Song Heung Min’s dating history. Many are pointing out how he seems to have a thing for idols: the soccer star broke up with Girl’s Day’s Minah in October 2014 after a few months of dating.
Congratulations to the new couple!