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T-ara’s Hyomin and major league baseball player Kang Jung Ho were reported by Korean media outlets to have been dating since January but the rumour was quickly quashed by both parties’ representatives.
The pair is said to have been friends for some time but grew closer after he asked her to throw the first pitch at a Pittsburgh Pirates game last September. She specially flew from Korea to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the occasion and she is said to have stayed on to explore the city with him. They are then alleged to have gotten closer after he dropped out of the season after sustaining a knee injury.
Representatives for both Kang Jung Ho and Hyomin denied the dating rumour, stating that instead of a romantic relationship, pair are close and treat each other as siblings.
Netizens reacted swiftly to the dating news, with some speculating that the rumour was released to hype Hyomin’s upcoming solo comeback. Hyomin first made her solo debut with Make Up in 2014 and will make her return with Sketch on April 17.