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.
Winner′s Nam Tae Hyun and Jung Ryeo Won′s Agencies Speak Up About Dating Rumors
Winner′s Nam Tae Hyun and actress Jung Ryeo Won have been in the middle of dating rumors.
On October 18, a media outlet reported that the pair have been in a relationship for the last year. Nam Tae Hyun′s agency YG Entertainment spoke up by saying, "We have nothing to say as it is the artist′s private life. We have no comment."
On the other hand, Jung Ryeo Won′s agency Keyeast stated, "We have confirmed with Jung Ryeo Won that although they are friendly, they are not dating."
The pair is especially gaining attention as there is a 13 year age gap between Nam Tae Hyun and Jung Ryeo Won. Jung Ryeo Won was born in 1981 while Nam Tae Hyun was born in 1994.
Article: [Exclusive] Winner Nam Taehyun dating Jung Ryeo Won... she's 13 years older
Source: X Sports News via Naver
1. [+1,219, -22] Isn't he sick, what's going on???
2. [+778, -8] This is so random???
3. [+651, -9] Hul........
4. [+334, -10] ???????????????
5. [+315, -14] Hul... daebak nuna...
6. [+200, -12] So it's quite obvious now that he had trouble with his agency because of his dating issues. I wonder if they can even hold a conversation together, he's such a kid compared to her.
7. [+111, -7] Eh..?? Jung Ryeo Won?! Isn't Nam Taehyun sick right now, that's why Winner's promos are delayed?..
8. [+89, -4] Eh? Fans are going to be pissed if this ends up being true ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ especially since their comeback was pushed back because he's supposedly sick... he better be apologetic to the members
9. [+88, -5] Ryeo Won!! He has to be sick..
10. [+165, -16] Winner's screwed now... especially since Korean fans have already been leaving because they're barely being promoted. What a waste of Kang Seung Yoon's talents..
11. [+106, -6] ㅋ Wow, 13 years!!
12. [+103, -6] According to his blind item, he's going to leave the group too
13. [+99, -8] So he lied about being sick so he can go around dating for a year? He's the male version of Sulli ㅋ he'll probably leave the group soon too ^^
14. [+94, -8] Not even shocked anymore ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
15. [+96, -12] 13 year age difference, talk about Hollywood scale
16. [+86, -10] Both of them are crazy... looks like even YG can't control Nam Taehyun... Jung Ryeo Won needs to wake up too
17. [+96, -13] Hul, I can't even understand how the woman sees a '93er as a man, that's shocking
18. [+64, -5] Hul, this is crazy, no wonder YG said what they did...
19. [+57, -5] Looks like YG is keeping Nam Taehyun out of promos because of this...
20. [+59, -6] This is why fans are so scary aware. There were already rumors about this last year but I guess it wasn't coincidence..
21. [+61, -7] For perspective, Ryeo Won's 36 years old while Nam Taehyun is 23
1. [+106, -2] I guess Park Hyo Shin fans will be happy because rumors were going around about him and Ryeo Won getting married ㅋㅋ
2. [+95, -2] Wow... speechless... such an unexpected combination, and she's 13 years older than him to boot
3. [+85, -26] No wonder he lied about being sick ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ both of them are out of their minds
4. [+20, -17] Omo, what's going on.. what would Jung Ryeo Won lack to be dating some crappy acting loser like him?
5. [+15, -5] So his "psychological issues" were this?!?!?!
Article: Nam Taehyun x Jung Ryeo Won, speedy denial of dating rumors "Just acquaintances, this is ridiculous"
Source: TV Report via Naver
1. [+236, -13] Trash journalists at it again...;;
2. [+203, -14] This is ridiculous for me too ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
3. [+103, -6] How can journalists release rumors without fact checking first?
4. [+27, -2] Really sick of the media releasing news without checking anything
5. [+17, -2] Ridiculous... journalists didn't even bother researching it beforehand
1. [+92, -6] Jung Ryeo Won gets into dating scandals so often.. Park Hyo Shin, Kang Dong Won, Nam Taehyun.. quite the random ones.. ㅋ what's going on ㅋㅋㅋ
2. [+45, -10] I knew it couldn't be true, what would she be lacking to date him
3. [+39, -9] ?? Why when she could do better
4. [+13, -4] But is there really smoke without fire~
5. [+5, -0] Anything other than Dispatch is just a made up fantasy
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