Other Girls' Generation members' relationships exposed
YOONA, 24, AND KOREAN ACTOR-HOST LEE SEUNG GI, 27
The year kicked off with a bang when it was reported that Yoona, the prettiest and most popular member of Girls' Generation, was dating Lee.
Both parties had named each other as their ideal type on variety programmes in the past.
The couple hooked up last October and admitted to the relationship on New Year's Day after photos of them on dates were published. Many fans expressed shock but later gave the pair their blessings as they felt that they were a good match.
SOOYOUNG, 24, AND KOREAN ACTOR JUNG KYUNG HO, 30
The pair had been rumoured to be dating from as early as last February, but denied the relationship, saying that they were just friends who attend the same church.
A day after Yoona's relationship with Lee was leaked, a Korean media outlet released the news that Sooyoung was indeed in a one-year relationship with Jung, with exclusive photos of the couple on secret dates.
The duo's agencies confirmed the news shortly after. However, it led to a backlash from fans as the couple had denied the relationship several times in the past.
HYOYEON, 25, AND KOREAN ENTREPRENEUR KIM JUN HYUNG, 35
Many fans thought it was an April Fools' joke when it was reported in April that Hyoyeon was taken to the police station for having hit a man, turned out to be her boyfriend.
The news made headlines when police confirmed the incident. Hyoyeon's agency later released a statement that the two were in a relationship, but they have since broken up.