Fans have flooded social networks with memes in support of the new couple – Heechul from Super Junior and Momo from Twice, whose relationship was confirmed earlier in the day. The revelation about a romantic relationship between the two celebrities is making headlines in the K-pop world on 2 January leaving behind South Korean media source Dispatch, which has a tradition of announcing stars’ relationships at the beginning of the year, but this time the media outlet was silent.
The "love affair" between Heechul and Momo was reported by Media Market and later confirmed by the two celebrities agencies.
Both fandoms, ONCEs and ELFs, reacted to the news of their favourite idols dating with warmth and even made jokes about it.
Kang Daniel and Heechul seeing each other at Twice's dorms for the first time pic.twitter.com/scUxAlZe5d— eli ♡ (@chebulclear) January 2, 2020
Hodong entering the Knowing Bros classroom next episode:— spring • 스프링키스 (@jekkibby) January 2, 2020
KIM HEECHUL! KIM HEECHUL! KIM HEECHUL! HOW COULD YOU?!! YA MIN KYUNGHOON!! YOU KNEW DIDN’T YOU!!! TELL ME, I SAID TELL ME!!!
these comments are killing me 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/UCwteXYutt
how to get a girlfriend— ed | 존호 (@kdramakings) January 2, 2020
proven and tested by: kang daniel and kim heechul
— dance to twice’s signal and jjirit jjirit in front of the person you like 😂 pic.twitter.com/xTUKqWFe7n
heechul and momo are dating with 13 years apart— 💫 ʲᵉᶦ (@fancybts) January 2, 2020
me on my way to seokjin's dorm to court him:pic.twitter.com/xo2ucXGeMF
So ya'll saying heechul is 36 and Momo is 23 ?— lia (@baekw0lf) January 2, 2020
*Me on my way to fetch yixing because he needs to find a girlfriend within this year* pic.twitter.com/vej8pcvm6d
nayeon and jeongyeon fighting about who is gonna take jihyo to daniel and momo to heechul pic.twitter.com/3mRGRBDkhx— vee🌙 (@elysianchae) January 2, 2020
In August of last year, Kim Heechul and Momo were rumoured to be dating, but at the time, they denied it. However, as the speculations about the love affair re-emerged, both companies acknowledged the relationship.
Kim Heechul debuted with Super Junior in 2005, and is active and well-known on entertainment programmes such as JTBC's "Knowing Brother" and MBC's “Weekly Idol”.
Momo is a Japanese singer, who debuted in 2015 with JYP’s group TWICE and is one of the most popular foreign idols among K-pop stars.