Dispatch has an annual New Years tradition where they reveal a pair of top celebrities who have been dating in secret. And this year, Dispatch’s New Year’s Couple for 2022 was announced as T-ARA‘s Hyomin and soccer star Hwang Ui Jo.
According to Dispatch, the pair have been dating long distance for three months. Dispatch was able to spot the two together at the end of 2021 in Switzerland in front of a luxury hotel in downtown Basel. The two spent time together during Hwang Ui Jo’s downtime, as the French Ligue 1 was on a two-week break.
The two leaned on each other as support, especially as Hwang Ui Jo suffered a hamstring injury in October. They reportedly became a great source of comfort during the past couple of months as Hwang Ui Jo’s recovery time was the same time as when Hyomin was preparing for her solo album. They began officially dating in November 2021.
As of now, agency representatives for both Hyomin and Hwang Ui Jo have stated the two are in the early stages of their relationship and are still getting to know each other.
Last year, Dispatch revealed that Crash Landing on You co-stars Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin were in a relationship, and the two are still together as of the publication of this article.
Congratulations to the new couple of 2022!