This almost isn’t worth writing about because it might be one of the worst kept “secrets” among K-ent dating celebrities. One would have to ignore mountains of evidence to believe that long rumored couple Jung Kyung Ho and Sooyoung of SNSD were not dating as per their agencies pooh-pooh-ing all the past tabloid reports. I guess the third time’s the charm, or SM has already opened the floodgates by confirming the Lee Seung Gi–Yoona dating news, but today comes the second confirmed celebrity couple of 2014. Jung Kyung Ho, who admitted last Fall that he’s dating someone but claimed it was a non-industry girlfriend, is in fact dating his long rumored celebrity significant other Sooyoung. Their agencies have admitted the relationship but it’s the strangest confirmation ever. SM Entertainment claimed that it was true they were dating but it wasn’t clear for how long. Yeah right, like SM doesn’t have their artists under 24/7 surveillance. Jung Kyung Ho’s agency is even worse and claimed that it twice denied he was dating Sooyoung because that was what Jung Kyung Ho told them. So his agency is effectively throwing him under the bus for deceiving the public. But I’m totally nonplussed by it since I could care less if they deny or admit since it’s their freaking personal lives!
I’m happy they have admitted it now just so I can gush about how cute this couple is, other and I find them adorable and so cute together. Sports Seoul broke the dating story today by serving up the usual grainy “date photos” as proof. Apparently they spent Christmas eve together at a party hosted by Sooyoung’s older sister and earlier that day Jung Kyung Ho was seen entering a Chanel store and picking up a present for his honey. The fact that they belong to the same church and are spending holidays with family members bolsters the timing of their dating to quite a ways back rather than recently like Yoona and Seung Gi. I think they could have started dating before Jung Kyung Ho went off to the army, or after he was released in September of 2012. Jung Kyung Ho admitted after he was discharged that he loved SNSD during his army days and the group “gave him strength” to get through the long army life. If that wasn’t a shout-out to his honey Sooyoung then I don’t know how much more obvious he could get without stating it in big bold letters. I’m so happy for this couple and blame it on the nature of K-fans for causing entertainers to want to lie about their personal lives so no annoyance from me that these two tried weaseling out of their dating news before. Hope they go on double dates with Seung Gi-Yoona. Even better – star in a drama with two sets OTPs and the girls can play sisters!