Agencies deny Sungjae-Jooeun dating report

Published August 16, 2018, 3:21 AM

by Hannah Torregoza 

K-pop boy band BTOB member and actor Sungjae and girl group DIA’s Jooeun were reported to be dating but it turned out to be false.

Sungjae (left) and Jooeun (Photos: Jonathan Hicap and Twitter/DIA) /
Sungjae (left) and Jooeun (Photos: Jonathan Hicap and Twitter/DIA)

A Korean media outlet reported that the two idols were going out and they first met at a gathering of friends.

However, their agencies denied the report.

“It’s true that they were together at a gathering with other friends, but they are not dating,” declared Cube Entertainment, BTOB’s agency, according to KBS.

MBK Entertainment, DIA’s agency, also said, “Yook Sungjae and Jooeun have met before as a group with friends, but they are not dating.”

The dating rumor surfaced after DIA made their comeback with a new album “Summer Ade” that was released on Aug. 9.

On BTOB’s Naver V Live broadcast on Aug. 14, Sungjae denied the report by holding a paper cup that had the Korean word written on the bottom which translates to “no feeding,” which means one should not pay attention to useless words or actions.

Meanwhile, DIA won their first TV music show trophy since debut on SBS MTV’s “The Show” on Aug. 14 through their new song “Woo Woo.”