T-ara’s Soyeon has spoken for the first time about her boyfriend of three-years, singer and actor Oh Jong Hyuk, during a new interview.
The 26-year-old idol opened up at an October 14 roundtable chat with reporters at a cafe in Seoul to mark the group’s comeback. In a refreshingly candid conversation, Soyeon admitted that she was actually a super-fan of Oh long before they met.
“It’s an embarrassing story,” she laughed. “When I was [in sixth grade] I used my savings with the help of friends to send Oh Jon Hyuk and his band [which he was in at the time] a sofa!”
It was a stroke of destiny that the pair met in 2010 during a TV show taping. It was during that time the T-ara star told her idol that she had sent him a sofa as a fan years ago.
The couple have now been dating for three-years, although she admits things haven’t been easy with Oh’s two years in the military. “While in the military he must have had struggled at certain times,” she explains. “But our time dating has developed into greater trust and confidence in each other.” However, she says they have not discussed marriage yet.
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T-ara made their comeback on October 10 with their eighth mini-album containing their two new singles, “Number 9” and “I Know the Feeling”.