4 Rare Occasions When K-Pop Labelmates Were In A Relationship

This doesn’t happen often in K-Pop.

K-Pop labelmates dating is uncommon, as a lot of times, labelmates see each other more like family. However, there have been instances when K-Pop labelmates did get in a relationship. Here are a few of these instances.

1. Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation) & Baekhyun (EXO)


In 2014, rumors started circulating that Taeyeon and Baekhyun were in a relationship after there were some reports that the two went on secret dates together. This soon started catching the attention of many people, and SM Entertainment would eventually admit that the two were in a relationship.

Baekhyun & Taeyeon reportedly on a date

However, Taeyeon and Baekhyun ended up breaking up in 2015 after dating for 1 year and 4 months. It was reported that the two broke up due to their busy schedules and that they naturally drifted apart.

2. HyunA & Dawn

Dawn (Left) & HyunA (Right)

HyunA and Dawn were both once under Cube Entertainment, but both of them ended up getting kicked out due to their relationship. Back in 2018, rumors started to spread that HyunA and Dawn were dating, but Cube Entertainment denied these rumors.

The report about HyunA and E’dawn (Dawn’s old stage name) dating are not true.

— Cube Entertainment

Not long after Cube Entertainment made their statement, HyunA and Dawn came out and revealed that they were in a relationship. Cube Entertainment did not look at this positively, as they decided to remove both HyunA and Dawn from the company due to “lost trust”.

Hello, this is Cube Entertainment.

It has been decided that Cube Entertainment artists HyunA and E’Dawn will withdraw from the company.

We put our number one priority in managing our artists with mutual trust and faith between the agency and the artist.

After much discussion and consideration, we have decided that we could not regain the trust of the two artists, HyunA and E’Dawn.

We would like to thank the fans who have supported the two artists up until now.

— Cube Entertainment

HyunA and Dawn then signed with P-NATION, which is PSY‘s agency.

3. Krystal [f(x)] & Kai (EXO)

Kai (Left) & Krystal (Right)

Back in 2016, Dispatch reported that Kai and Krystal were dating, and this caught the attention of many people. Not long after this, SM Entertainment confirmed that the two were dating.

However, Kai and Krystal broke up in 2017 after dating for a little over a year. Someone who was reportedly close to Kai and Krystal stated that the two broke up due to their busy schedules.

It’s true Kai and Krystal broke up, I think they grew apart because of their busy schedules. I’m not 100% sure this is the reason, but I think they decided to focus more on work.

— Friend of Kai & Krystal

4. Yeeun (Former member of Wonder Girls) & Jinwoon (2AM)

Yeeun (Left) & Jinwoon (Right)

Yeeun and Jinwoon began dating each other in 2014 when they were both under JYP Entertainment. It was at JYP Entertainment where the two started to naturally develop feelings for each other.

However, Yeeun and Jinwoon ended up breaking up in 2017 after around 4 years of dating. An industry insider reported that the two broke up after naturally drifting from each other.

The two were in their 4th year of dating, but I believe they naturally drifted apart rather than having a special reason like regular couples.

— Industry insider