Eric Nam Opened Up About The Downside Of “We Got Married”

Eric Nam opened up about this “sensitive topic” years after We Got Married.

Eric Nam opened up about a “sensitive topic”: his time on We Got Married, and the aftermath.

We Got Married was a popular reality show that aired from 2008 to 2017. In it, celebrities were paired up as husbands and wives in pretend marriages. In 2016, Eric Nam appeared in Season 4 with his “wife”, MAMAMOO‘s Solar.

Eric Nam spoke candidly about his experience in an episode of DIVE Studios‘ KPDB (K-Pop Daebak) show. Even though he had a great time being on the show with Solar, Eric Nam has avoided talking about it.

When I look back at that show, it was a great time. We had a great time, and people are always like, ‘Why don’t you talk about MAMAMOO? Why don’t you talk about Solar and stuff?’.

— Eric Nam

Eric Nam says he received positive comments from supporters, but also “a lot of hate” from viewers, who weren’t happy about seeing him paired with Solar. Fans can be sensitive about their idols being in relationships, even fake ones.

I honestly try to avoid it because it was a very sensitive topic for a long time, in the sense that I got a lot of hate. And I’m sure it probably went both ways too, but being on We Got Married for the people who are on it, if you are an idol or if you are a singer, there is a lot of sensitivity in terms of there are people who don’t care, and they’re like, ‘It’s a great show, or we just really like you two as a pair’,  but there are also many people who really don’t like us that way.

— Eric Nam

Although Eric Nam appeared on We Got Married 2016, he still receives negative messages about it today.

Even to this day sometimes I just get random messages that aren’t the nicest messages about it.

— Eric Nam

Last November, Eric Nam and MAMAMOO appeared on a radio show. It was the first time he and Solar had been publically reunited since leaving We Got Married. Even now, they are cautious about how they interact together.

If you look back at the radio show, Solar and I were visibly very cautious and uncomfortable at points. And it was, like, funny because it’s laughable to me because I’m just like, we can be friends, but it’s a cautious thing.

— Eric Nam

“I’m talking about this four years later,” he said. “and I’m still — as I say this, I’m so nervous that this will be taken out of context.” 

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