While soloist Sunmi and her backup dancer Cha Hyun Seung have often been the subject of dating rumors, it couldn’t be further from the truth!
Cha Hyun Seung guested on Episode 9 of Show!terview with Sunmi after fans’ request. The two talked about everything as friends do, from his shocking DMs, their viral fancam of “24 Hours,” and, of course, their true feelings for one another!
Cha Hyun Seung explained the reasons behind his hesitances about Single’s Inferno. Sunmi had encouraged him to go on the show, hoping he could meet someone. This led them to another topic: their own dating rumors.
Sunmi: He’s good-looking, has a good personality… There used to be a rumor saying that you and I are dating.
Cha Hyun Seung: I know!
That’s not the only rumor, though. Cha Hyun Seung revealed that people often make other assumptions about him.
Cha Hyun Seung: There’s another rumor… You know, our choreography is kind of explicit.
Sunmi: That’s true.
Cha Hyun Seung explained how people think since their choreography is so intimate that he and Sunmi wouldn’t be unable not to catch feelings for one another unless he isn’t straight. So, sometimes he is mistaken as gay.
‘Considering they’ve been doing that for years, they must be together. Otherwise, he must not be straight.’
— Cha Hyun Seung
He pointed out the irony that while Sunmi always encourages him to date, his relationship with her makes it difficult. So, she is “one of the reasons” he struggles to find an actual significant other.
As much as she always tells me to see someone, one of the reasons that I can’t see someone is you.
— Cha Hyun Seung
Sunmi was shocked by this disclosure. Yet, it made her even more curious. So, she asked him if there were any truth to the rumors and speculations.
Are you blaming me?! Then let me ask you a question… While there’s the rumor, have you ever taken me as more than just a friend?
Read his response below.
Watch the full episode below.