20140103_seoulbeats_snsd_sooyoung_jungkyungho_sportsseoul2We’ve previously written about the Korean media’s interest in their country’s celebrity couples, and it doesn’t seem to be dying out, to say the least. Just a two days after Dispatch revealed Yoona and Lee Seung-gi‘s courtship, SportsSeoul has outed Sooyoung‘s own relationship with actor Jung Kyung-ho.

This same couple had actually been reported by SportSeoul back in February, but SM Entertainment put a stop to it with the usual sunbae-hoobae excuse. This time, though, Sports Seoul has returned with more photos and even videos of the couple secretly meeting.

And it turns out that SM’s denial really was bulldust, as Sooyoung and Kyung-ho have been seeing each other since September 2012. Both of the couple’s agencies have just confirmed the news as well, though different approaches are being taken.

It does make one wonder, though: just what is going on in South Korea that has led to the relationship of SNSD members being outed (one of them for the second time)? It’s really unfortunate that celebrities’ personal lives are being used to distract people from more serious issues.

But at the end of the day, this is still a real relationship: so, congratulations to Sooyoung and Kyong-ho, and all the best for their relationship!

(Nate[1][2], SportsSeoul, YouTube)