K-pop icons Super Junior’s Hee-chul and Twice’s Momo are the first couple of the New Year

Hee-Chul and Momo’s relationship has officially been confirmed.

The K-pop superstars are officially a couple now. On January 2nd, Super Junior’s Kim Hee-chul and Twice’s Momo sent K-fans into meltdown on social media after the duo confirmed their relationship status.

Hee-chul and Momo were dating from before but decided to keep it under wraps. They denied all the relationship rumors surrounding their association despite being constantly scrutinized. They had denied the relationship rumors as recently as August 2019, but now the labels of both pop stars have officially released statements, confirming that the couple is dating. And despite their busy schedules, they are going strong together. They’re said to be very supportive of each other’s careers in the entertainment industry.

K-pop icons Super Junior’s Hee-chul and Twice’s Momo are the first couple of the New Year.
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Hee-Chul’s label SJ released a statement for its star, stating that it is the Label SJ and they have confirmed with Hee-chul and Momo that they have recently started dating from being a close sunbae and hoobae. JYP Entertainment, the label of Momo too released a similar statement, stating that it is JYP Entertainment and they are confirming that Hee-chul and Momo are in a relationship. They have recently started a relationship that blossomed from a sunbae-hoobae friendship in the industry.

The “sunbae-hoobae” in the statement is a Korean reference which means junior and senior which simply meant one with a less experience and the other with more experience, in this context. The pop-stars leaving behind their professional association have taken the next step.

This is the first time that Hee-Chul, who usually keeps a low profile about his personal life has confirmed his relationship status. The sparks apparently flew between the couple when they came together in 2017 in a television show.