Earlier in the day, Korean media outlet X Sports News broke the news that WINNER‘s Nam Tae Hyun and actress Jung Rye Won are currently in a relationship.
Because of recent news that WINNER’s comeback had been indefinitely suspended due to Nam Tae Hyun’s health conditions, many fans were shocked to hear that he has been in fact dating while the group was forced to take a break from promoting.
According to the news article, the two have been dating for a year after meeting through a mutual friend last year. The two have allegedly enjoyed dates without trying to hide their relationship, and were reportedly seen at a cafe in Garosugil a few days ago. X Sports News added that when WINNER was busy during promotions, Jung Rye Won took care of Nam Tae Hyun by visiting his dorm.
After initial mixed reactions regarding Nam Tae Hyun allegedly dating Jung Rye Won, who is thirteen years his senior, Jung Rye Won’s agency KeyEas Entertainment has released an official response to the rumors.
In an interview with TV Report, representatives explained, “They are only friends through a mutual acquaintance and not a couple, this is honestly flustering,” effectively shutting down the rumors of the relationship between the two.