According to Koreaboo, citing Korean media portal Sports Today, the 2 idols decided to part ways after being together for more than a year. This is coming more than a month after Korean media outlet Star News reported that YoonA has broken up with actor Lee Seung Gi due to “extremely busy schedules”.
On 15th September, the Korean media portal was told by multiple music officials that they broke up “due to their busy schedules”. They had naturally grown apart as they focused on their respective careers.
An insider also said:
Taeyeon even secretly visited EXO’s concert in March for Baekhyun, but unfortunately, they couldn’t overcome the difficulty of dating with their busy schedules. Although they’ve parted ways, they still remain good friends.
Their talent agency, SM Entertainment, has yet to comment on the report.
Taeyeon and Baekhyun confirmed their relationship last June after Dispatch revealed that they have been secretly dating for 4 months. They were first spotted at a quiet location after Baekhyun finished his practice with his group.
Despite the 3-year difference in their age, they became the first celebrity couple who were both signed under SM Entertainment. However, soon after their relationship came to light, Taeyeon apologised for dating Baekhyun as their relationship received backlash from some disappointed fans. Baekhyun did the same by posting up a blank Instagram picture, with a lengthy apology as his caption.
Of course, their relationship received lots of blessings from their loyal fans as well.
Their respective groups, Girls’ Generation and EXO, recently had comeback albums to promote and release. They were last seen together at the DMC Festival on 5th September.
The music officials said that they’ve now decided to remain friends.
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