Hong Jong Hyun sat down with the press for an interview at a cafe in Sogyeok-dong on April 27 to promote his movie, Dangerous In-Laws 2. He also talked about the two ladies he was linked before; After School’s Nana, with whom there was a dating rumor, and Girl’s Day Yura, who was his wife on variety show, We Got Married.
The model-turned-actor stated, “At first, the report went out small, so I didn’t think it was a big deal. At the time, I had finished a photo shoot in Singapore and was going to return to the country. I got on the airplane and by the time I arrived at South Korea, the news was the most searched item and was receiving a lot of interest. That is when I realized the situation was serious.”
The dating rumor between Jong Hyun and Nana was pretty big deal during his WGM stints, mainly because of his ‘iron wall’ attitude towards Yura. Obviously back then Yura was the one who worked harder than him to entertain the audience, while Jong Hyun was mostly shy and unresponsive to Yura’s ‘affection’ towards him. Fortunately, their fake marriage lasted longer than what I expected before. Still, I wish Jong Hyun could be more affectionate towards Yura, until the end it was clear they weren’t into each other at all. I doubt they are even consider each other as friends, the ending of Jjongah couple felt vapid and forced. It’s very different if you compare their ending with Namgoong Min and Hong Jin Young couple’s ending, this is one couple that I believe is friendly off-screen.
Despite my conclusion of Jjongah couple’s off-screen relationship, Jong Hyun has revealed that even after the rumor, he remained in contact with Yura, who promised to attend the premiere of his movie Dangerous in-Laws 2 on April 28. He also is maintaining his friendship with Nana, who was his fellow MC in variety show; Style Log.
Jong Hyun said, “Right after the dating rumor and before the recording for MBC‘s ‘We Got Married,’ I contacted her first and explained the misunderstanding. The atmosphere when we were recording was not different from the past, either. If there was something, even small, to pick on because it was after the dating rumor, it was picked on, but I think those parts were relayed in a fun way.”
Well, hopefully he isn’t lying about this and if this true it’s good to know he’s still in contact with both ladies. Yura seems like a nice bubbly girl, but she’s a very busy idol hence I doubt she will attend his movie’s premiere. I personally think Jong Hyun and Nana are compatible as a couple, both are super gorgeous and model-like. Remember there’s no smoke without fire, maybe they do date each other, nevertheless it’s a good thing Jong Hyun is focusing on his acting career, it suits him better.
You can check out his new movie; Dangerous in-Laws 2 once it hits theaters on April 29!
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