T-ARA member Soyeon has been reported to be dating Japanese professional wakeboard player Shota Tezuka.
According to an exclusive report by TV Report, the T-ARA member and Japanese wakeboard player are currently in a relationship. It has also been said that the alleged couple started to date in July and even visited each other in Korea and Japan.
Moreover, the couple reportedly met through wakeboarding since it is Soyeon’s hobby and since Shota Tezuka is a professional athlete. Reports also reveal that Shota Tezuka has helped Soyeon through her difficult times and that they have started to develop feelings for one another.
In response to the issue, Soyeon’s management label, MBK Entertainment issues an official press release which states:
“Hello. This is the agency of T-ARA’s Soyeon, MBK Entertainment.
We are relaying our official statement about the reports of Soyeon’s relationship. Soyeon and Shota Tezuka has been friends since three years ago. Sometime around August, the two of them have begun to open their hearts gradually. Currently, they are in a stage where they are developing from friends.
Meanwhile, July of this year, it has been revealed that Soyeon has broken up with her boyfriend of six years, Click B’s Oh Jong Hyuk. Her agency also confirmed the breakup and revealed that the two ‘naturally drifted apart due to their busy schedules.’ The pair started to date late 2010 and their relationship went public in September 2013.