On January 1, Super Junior‘s Heechul and TWICE‘s Momo officially became the first confirmed idol couple of 2020. So far, many fans are supporting Heechul and Momo, but the couple isn’t without critics.
Momo, born on November 9, 1996, is 23 years old. Heechul, born on July 10, 1983, is 36. There’s a 13 year age gap between them, but they aren’t the first K-Pop couple to prove that age is just a number.
Even so, some people believe that the age gap between Momo and Heechul is just too wide. They feel uncomfortable about Momo dating an older idol. As this fan pointed out, however, Momo debuted at nearly 20 years old, meaning that she was a legal adult when she met Heechul.
I don't stan Heechul or Momo but some of y'all are a ridiculous. What grooming? Momo debuted 20 days before she turned 20 YEARS OLD! GURL IS AN ADULT! BY DEBUT ALREADY! Y'all make her sound like she was 16 and WAS DATING IN HER FIRST WEEKS! Stop hating on Heechul pic.twitter.com/3p2qwk6Msa
— Don't Follow Me Plz (@YallNeverListen) January 2, 2020
Fans have also pointed out hypocrisy, and given examples of celebrity couples who overcame large age gaps.
All of y’all disrespecting Heechul and Momo’s relationship better have the same energy for Beyoncé & Jay Z with their 12 year age difference and Priyanka & Nick with their 11 year age difference. Because according to stan twt logic we need to throw them in prison too.
— jess. 21. negros,usa (@superiorteez) January 1, 2020
so wait, ppl are actually mad because of an age gap, as if that's something so rare????? as long as the age gap is of two people of legal age (18+) then it shouldnt be an issue. you have no right to butt into their relationship. it's just heechul& momo. not heechul, momo, & you.
— 𝘫𝘰𝘩𝘯𝘯𝘺'𝘴 𝘬𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘦💫 (@jooheonohmy) January 2, 2020
Supporters say that as long as Heechul and Momo are happy, that’s all that matters.
I’ll support Heechul and Momo no matter what. This whole age gap between them isn’t an issue. They’re both adults so what’s the problem? Whoever doesn’t support them isn’t a true fan.
— ℕ⋆ #ØBSESSED WITH EXO 🏴 (@twilight__skies) January 2, 2020
In fact, Heechul and Momo’s age gap has given some fans hope. Maybe a fairy tale ending with their bias isn’t totally off the table…?
heechul and momo are dating with 13 years age gap
me on my way to BTS dorm to find seokjin:pic.twitter.com/qgtUlp5Csq
— ડꪖꪑ• (@taesqueenuwu) January 2, 2020
Then again, maybe not!
Age aside, here’s why Heechul and Momo are perfect for each other!