From Banished Lovers To Proudly Engaged, Here’s HyunA & DAWN’s Love Story

Nothing can stand in the way of true love.

It’s official; after six years of dating, HyunA and DAWN are tying the knot! These star-crossed lovers overcame many obstacles to get where they are today, but it was worth it. Read all about their journey here!

DAWN and HyunA | @hyunah_aa/Instagram

Triple H Controversy

In July of 2018, Triple H (HyunAPENTAGON‘s Hui, and DAWN, then known as E’Dawn) faced criticism. Although Triple H was known for their bold, sexy concepts, some PENTAGON fans found the physical contact between HyunA and the boys, “excessive and unnecessary.” 

Triple H

At the time, fans pointed out that HyunA would casually touch Hui and DAWN during interviews, live broadcasts, and behind the scenes.

  • “Can you imagine this being the other way around? If an older male artist kept touching up his two younger, female teammates?”

  • “She just LOVES to be this touchy-feely with boys, huh? Can’t ever keep her hands to herself.”

Dating Rumors

Not long after netizens expressed their discomfort with HyunA’s physical affection, dating rumors about HyunA and DAWN began to circulate. In August 2018, Korean media reported that HyunA and DAWN had been relationship for several months.

At this time, Cube Entertainment released an official statement denying their relationship.

The report about HyunA and E’dawn dating are not true.

— Cube Entertainment

HyunA and DAWN Personally Confirm Dating Rumors

Reports claimed that HyunA and DAWN had been dating for months, but in fact, they had been dating for two years. Like fans, Cube Entertainment had been unaware of the couple’s relationship.

| Cube Entertainment

We know that (our relationship) will stick with us but we both thought it would be difficult to see our fans on stage (if we didn’t announce it). So we wanted to honestly tell our fans who have loved us and showed us their support, and present ourselves confidently and joyfully on stage.

— HyunA and DAWN

Rather than keeping their love a secret, HyunA and DAWN decided to be open and honest with their fans. HyunA shared how she and DAWN had met and fallen in love.

I got to know E’Dawn when he was a trainee and since becoming friends after performing together, we began dating in May 2016. We began dating after working on our music together. We were very cautious about our relationship. Our decision to open up about our relationship was to be honest in front of those who support us. And I want to show our best on stage so that we can take responsibility for our decision.

— HyunA

Like HyunA, DAWN released a statement, expressing his feelings and sharing his perspective on the matter.

Although it’s a little different from the reality, I felt the need to admit the fact in order to be happy. I felt bad and told my members beforehand in case it would affect our team. I am very sorry towards our fans as well but I’ll make certain that I repay our fans by working very hard.


Cube Entertainment Ends HyunA And DAWN’s Contracts

After their relationship went public, DAWN went on an indefinite hiatus from PENTAGON’s activities, and HyunA had several of her events and appearances canceled. In September 2018, Cube Entertainment announced its decision to end the couple’s contracts. The agency stated that it, “could not regain the trust” of HyunA and DAWN.

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 React To Their Removal From Cube Entertainment

Like fans, this couple found out about their terminated contracts from the media. According to an insider, HyunA and DAWN were completely unaware of their agency’s decision until they read news reports.

HyunA and E’Dawn saw the reports stating that they were both removed from Cube Entertainment today and were shocked.

— Insider

Goodbye Cube, Hello Lovestagram

After leaving Cube Entertainment in October 2018, HyunA began sharing adorable posts of her boyfriend with millions of supportive fans.

This was just the beginning of a new, exciting chapter for the happy couple!

New Year, New Power Couple

HyunA and DAWN kicked off 2019 with an official couple photoshoot with MAPS.

Rather than buckling under the pressure of K-Pop’s norms and expectations for idols, HyunA and DAWN challenged the status quo by showing just how madly in love they are.

After all, they aren’t ashamed of their love. Why should they be?


In January 2019, the couple signed with PSY‘s agency, PNATION.

PSY personally announced the news with this photo of HyunA and DAWN’s hands, their thumbs inked from signing their contracts. “Welcome,” he wrote. After joining PNATION, HyunA and DAWN began working on their separate solo debuts as well as collaborations and couples’ CFs.

Making History At Gayo Daejejeon

Under PNATION, HyunA made a comeback with “Flower Shower” and DAWN made his solo debut with “MONEY” in 2019. On December 31, HyunA and DAWN became the first public idol couple to ever perform on national television and at an end-of-the-year ceremony. They blew everyone away with their stage at the 2019 MBC Gayo Daejejeon: The Chemistry!

Wedding Photoshoot (Without A Wedding)

In 2021, fans were convinced that HyunA and DAWN had gotten married in secret, and it’s easy to see why!

| @hyunah_aa/Instagram

In June 2021, the couple shared an affectionate, all-white photoshoot that looked just like a wedding shoot.


This “wedding,” however, was HyunA’s birthday party! She shared a photo of a cake that read, “Happy Birthday” and “Welcome 30.


Engagement Announcement

Less than a year after DAWN and HyunA’s “fake wedding” shoot, the couple announced their engagement — for real? On February 3, 2022, DAWN shared an Instagram Story and photo of him and HyunA wearing matching rings. He captioned it, “MARRY ME?” 

| @hyojong_1994/Instagram

HyunA said yes!

of course, it’s a Yes😭😭😭😭

— HyunA’s caption

Now, fans all over the world are congratulating HyunA and DAWN and wishing them happiness. From banished lovers to proudly engaged, this beautiful couple has come a long way. Now, all that’s left is to set a date!

Thank you, I appreciate you. Thank you always.

— HyunA’s caption

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