A list of Asian pop stars who broke the internet (for a while) with their romances.
3 Apr 2016 - 3:12 PM  UPDATED 3 Apr 2016 - 3:21 PM

With the latest couple "Kaistal" (Kai and Krystal) joining the Asian pop dating scene, we take a look at some of our fave couples that came forward to say they're dating AFTER the pictures were leaked XD

12. Kai & Krystal

On April 1, EXO-Ls and Asian pop fans around the world were stunned to find out that Kai from EXO and Krystal from f(x) were dating. After the secret date snaps were published by Dispatch, SM quickly confirmed the details. 

11. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu & Fukase

Things took an awkward turn back in 2014 when a fan on Twitter asked Sekai No Owari’s vocalist Fukase if he was dating Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Fukase said "Yes," he was.

He also divulged that they'd been dating for 2 years. The honesty didn’t stop there though. When asked what it was about Kyary the he liked, Fukase said, “she is nice to elderly people and children.”

When the relationship came to an end last year and another fan on Twitter asked, “What happened to you protecting her?” Fukase went on to reply that it was a joint decision and to leave him alone.


10. Goo Hara from Kara & Yong Junhyung from Beast 

When they were at the pinnacle of their fame in 2011, paparazzi shots of the KARA and BEAST members were leaked. It was a watershed moment for the agencies too, as they confirmed the relationship (prior to that, most agencies would deny it, even in the face of proof). The two apologised to fans, and surprisingly, a lot of fans accepted their public relationship. They even got notes of encouragement from them. Awwww.


9. 2PM's Nichkhun – Girls' Generation's Tiffany

They don't need any more intro. The fact that they were both from California was thought to have sparked something between the K-pop idols. Their secret rendezvous stirred up the imaginations, but their hectic schedule ended up getting in the way and the pair called it quits last year after a year together. 


8. Lee Minho & Miss A's Suzy

Early 2015, the stars who are probably equivalent in their huge following in Asia, admitted to dating after international date pics were leaked. 

From Seoul to London, the pair were snapped everywhere!

7. Kiko Mizuhara & G-Dragon

It all started with an amusement park snap in 2011 and since then, there have been many G-Dragon-Kiko sightings around the world. Around August last year, the pair uploaded cryptic clues on Instagram alluding to their singleness. There have been no sightings of the pair together in a little while, but with these 2, you never know XD 


6. Former f(x) member Sulli and Choiza

14 years of difference in years doesn’t seem to bother former f(x) member Sulli and hip-hop artist boyfriend Choiza. The pair began dating in 2013 and went public the year after much speculation. When a fan found Choiza’s wallet on the ground and it contained a picture of the pair, it seemed evident that the 2 were dating although the agency didn’t comment at the time. The fact that they were spotted exercising also didn't help matters. A lot has happened with Sulli leaving the group, but the two seem to have each others' back still. 


6. Baekhyun (EXO) and Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation)

The two were snapped enjoying an intimate midnight drive. The rest is history.  The pair dated from 2014 to 2015.


5. IU – Jung Kiha

Ahh the carpark, the root of all evil in Asian pop scandals. Dispatch caught on that IU was making pit-stops at indie singer Jung Kiha’s house upon landing in Seoul, and thus another couple was born.  

What was more shocking though was the 11-year age gap. As the idol singer never caused a scandal before, it was unexpected. Still, when she opened up about having had feelings for Jung for some time, fans accepted the pairing. 


4Rain and Kim Tae Hee

He’s K-pop royalty and she’s South Korea’s top actress—their relationship is a prime example of natural selection. They met in 2012 for an ad, and after pictures were leaked for Kim visiting the military base to deliver snacks for her lover, the two confirmed their relationship.

Their dates often make headlines.  


3. Shirahama Alan and Minegishi Minami

Massively popular Japanese pop group AKB48 has a strict ‘No-Dating Rule’ for their members. The problem is, Minegishi is a member and she was photographed spending the night at GENERATIONS member Shirahama’s house in 2013. Minegishi then shaved her head and uploaded a tearful apology online, which made news headlines around the world.



2. Girls' Generation's Yoona & Lee Seunggi

She's the icon of first love and he is the boy who can do no wrong. 2014 started with the shocking news and in 2015 the pair was no more >< 


1. JYJ's Junsu and EXID's Hani

The scandal that kick-started 2016! She's the tomboy, he's the sensitive ballad singer who dabbles in musicals. The fact that she's long been a fan of Junsu made the story even sweeter.


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