New K-pop couple alert! It’s been confirmed that MOMOLAND’s Hyebin (이혜빈) is currently dating Lee Hyeong Geun, or better known as Marco (마르코).
Following much speculation, a source from MLD Entertainment told Newsen, “We have checked with Hyebin herself, and it is true that Hyebin and Marco are dating.”
For those who might be unfamiliar with Marco, the 28-year-old rapper was formerly a member of group HBY (Hot Blood Youth). They debuted in August 2017 but unfortunately disbanded in 2020. He also competed in the survival show “The Unit” and ranked in 5th place. For awhile, he was also a part of the 9-member boy group UNB (유앤비).
Meanwhile, K-fans have been suspecting romance brewing between the pair ever since they were spotted wearing couple outfits and fashion items such as the same necklace, padded jacket, ring, watch, and more.
It’s nice to see the encouraging response from many fans online. Congrats y’all ;)
Update (18th May):
Marco has since posted an apology on his Instagram for initially lying about his relationship status – particularly when he was in a group chat with some fans.
Check out his statement below:
“This is Marco. I apologize for causing fans concern. Yesterday, during the open chatting event, my speech and behavior caused serious disappointment to those who have trusted me and cheered me.
I was at fault for trying to set my fans at ease through lies. I was afraid of causing harm to a lot of people, so even though I’m someone who is able to work through the love of fans, I turned away from the fact that the truthful stance was the right one to take.
I can only apologize for hurting my fans through my mistaken judgment and false excuses. I know that an apology won’t erase the feelings of disappointment and hurt, but I will never stop reflecting on my actions.
I will work hard in order to not disappoint you like this again and reflect on the criticism I have received for my immature actions. Once again, I apologize. I’m sorry.”