Hyeri, a member of a K-pop girl group Girl’s Day, is dating Tony An, her agency said Tuesday.
Dreamtea Entertainment released a statement to confirm rumors that the 19-year-old singer was dating An, a former member of a 1990s boy band H.O.T.
“The two have known each other for some time, and they started dating around March,” it said.
Hyeri’s agency added that Hyeri was under a lot of stress from all the attention and urged the media to refrain from groundless speculation.
The rumor about the two singers dating broke out earlier in the day, after a local tabloid reported that the two were involved in a romantic relationship. The paper also published photos in which the two appeared to be on a date.
An, 35, enjoyed his heyday as a singer from the late 1990s to early 2000s when he was with the wildly popular pop group H.O.T. After the team broke up, he started a second career as a businessman, and is now running his own agency, TN Entertainment.
By Yoon Min-sik