Kim Hee-chul and Momo became the first public couple of the new year (2020).
Kim Hee-chul(SuperJunior) ‘s agency and the agency of Momo, a TWICE member, both acknowledged their romantic relationship today. Kim Hee-chul’s agency said that the two had been close colleagues working in the entertainment field, and recently become a couple. Momo’s agency JYP Entertainment also delivered the same message. This was the second rumor of their romantic relationship report.
There was a rumor of their relationship last August, but at that time the agencies of the two sides denied it, saying they were just close colleagues. With the first report coming out, doubts among some fans only grew and eventually this time, the agencies acknowledged the second romantic report. Kim Hee-chul appeared on a number of broadcast programs and mentioned several times that Momo is his ideal type.
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Momo also appeared in the music video formed by Kim Hee-chul and singer Min Kyung-hoon. Since then, Kim Hee-chul and Momo had maintained a special friendship, and they even posted photos together on Instagram. Both Kim Hee-chul and Momo are in their first public relationship. This is the first time that Kim Hee-chul and Momo have recognized and made public love since their debut in 2005 and 2015, respectively. Momo became the second person to be in the public romantic relationship after Jihyo among TWICE members.
They are also recorded as a couple who have crossed the border and age difference. Kim Hee-chul is from Gangwon Province(The coldest area of Korea), and Momo is from Kyoto, Japan. Kim Hee-chul, born in 1983, and Momo, born in 1996, have 13-year of age difference.