TWICE’s Momo and Super Junior’s Heechul have broken up.
On July 8th, an entertainment official told Star Today, “I understand that Kim Heechul and Momo broke up.” This is 1 and half years after they went public with their relationship.
Heechul and Momo have been close seniors and juniors in the entertainment industry, but they developed good feelings for each other and became a couple, publicly admitting it in January 2020.
However, the relationship has recently become strained and they have grown apart while busy with each other’s work. The official said that, “Both of them have been so busy that their relationship has become distant and they have broken it off and returned to a senior-junior relationship.”
After this report, Heechul’s agency Label SJ and Momo’s agency JYP Entertainment said on the 8th, “We have confirmed, the breakup is correct. Please understand that it is difficult to answer the details due to the artist’s privacy.”
The two were first caught up in dating rumors in August 2019 but they denied it. After Heechul used to name Momo as his ideal type on many entertainment programs, showing his good feelings for her, the two became known as a “top idol couple” and received a lot of support when admitting to their relationship.
Kim Heechul made his debut in KBS teen drama “Sharp” in 2005 and has been a member of Super Junior since then. He has also been active in prominent entertainment/variety programs like SBS’ “My Little Old Boy” and JTBC’s “Knowing Bros.”
As for Momo – born in Kyoto, Japan – she debuted as a member of the group TWICE in 2015 and gained popularity through hits such as “CHEER UP,” “TT,” “YES or YES,” “Feel Special,” etc