Eric-Na Hye Mi dating rumors: Official statement from ShinCom

Hello, this is Shinhwa Company.

This is an official statement regarding dating rumors involving Shinhwa member Eric that surfaced in news articles today.

Firstly we ask for your understanding for the delay as we had to verify the facts with both parties.

In addition, we apologize for the confusion that may arise from the difference between our statement and what has been reported earlier.

We understand that in the process of trying to relay the fact that Eric and Na Hye Mi have been very close friends, some confusion in internal communications happened.

After verifying directly with both parties, they are not dating and they are still maintaining a close showbiz senior-junior relationship and a close oppa-dongsaeng relationship.

This is officially to clarify that Eric and Na Hye Mi are not in a romantic relationship.

Once again we apologize for the delay in delivering the official statement and for creating confusion.

Thank you.

Source: TV Report

Shinhwa’s Eric dating actress Na Hye Mi… Couple with same zodiac sign (i.e. 12 year age gap!)

After such a looooong hiatus… this is what I’m coming back to…?

From Yonhap News:

Shinhwa’s Eric (real name Mun Jung Hyuk, 35) has been revealed to dating actress Na Hye Mi (23).

According to several industry insiders on 9th April, Eric and Na Hye Mi’s relationship is already a fairly well-known fact among Shinhwa fans. (T/N: NOT ME! I DIDN’T KNOW! WHY! ㅠㅠ Who are these insiders anyway…)

An industry insider who knows the couple said, “Even though the two of them have been dating on and off, they have been involved for quite a while now”, adding that “They have been seen together quite often at a shopping mall near Eric’s home in Seongsu-dong, Seongdong-gu.”

Another insider (T/N: Gawd who are all these anonymous people!) said, “Na Hye Mi was also present at Shinhwa’s 16th anniversary concert held at Olympic Gymnastics Stadium last month, and showed her affection for her boyfriend. Even when you search for Eric on search portals, Na Hye Mi’s name comes up as a related search keyword. This is the extent to which their relationship is known among the fans.”

A rep from Eric’s side said cautiously, “It’s true that the two of them are seeing each other.”

Eric made his debut as part of Shinhwa in 1998, celebrating their 16th anniversary this year. He also established his status as a Hallyu actor with his appearances in dramas such as Bulsae, Super Rookie, Super Rookie Ranger, Strongest Chilwoo and Spy Myungwol.

Na Hye Mi made her debut playing the child role to the female protagonist in Kim Ki Duk’s 2001 film ‘Address Unknown’, and also appeared on the MBC sitcom ‘Unstoppable High Kick’. She made an appearance on KBS 1TV’s daily drama ‘Melody of Love’ last December, playing the role of Park Hyun Woo’s (played by Baek Sung Hyun) blind date.

From Star News -

Pretty much the same as above, except that in this version, his reps are “directly verifying this with him at the moment”. They have been trying to get in touch with him since morning but haven’t been able to reach him. “After we speak to Eric, we will officially comment on this issue.”

From TV Report -

In this version, his reps say, “We’re hearing about this for the first time. We’ll only know after we check with him directly. We’ll release an official statement after that.”

[13.05.02] Text preview for Shinhwa’s SNL Korea episode on 4 May

SNL Korea Ep 11 – Shinhwa
Airing date: 2013-5-4

Just based on their name alone, this will be SNL Korea’s most legendary episode!
Korea’s longest-running idol group SHINHWA’s gender-transcending Saturday night!

Strongly recommended for idol juniors! Shinhwa Life Insurance’s idol retirement insurance policy!
Don’t you smell something burning? Eric’s charcoal-grilled pork ribs restaurant opens for business!
What volatile situation took place at the card sharks’ gambling game?

Retro! Sexy! Bizarre! Action! Shocking transformations are all OK here~!
The ultimate variety presented with no holds barred on SNL!
Tune in at 11pm on 4 May!




Credits: SNL Korea website + SNL Twitter + enewsworld + Absolut Shinhwa

[13.04.17] Reasons to look forward to Shinhwa’s ‘SNL Korea’ appearance

With the upcoming 11th album planned for a May release (and a dance track for the title track!), I think we should be expecting to see Shinhwa doing quite a few TV appearances (other than Shinhwa Broadcast), first up is of course their upcoming appearance on the rated-19 ‘SNL Korea’. I’m sure I’m not the only one excited about that… ㅋㅋㅋ


News about Shinhwa’s upcoming appearance on SNL Korea have been garnering much attention and interest.

During the past 2 seasons, tvN’s SNL Korea has seen celebrities from various fields hosting the show, and their appearances have opened up new windows of opportunity for them to show off new charms. Using rated-19 comedy as its concept, SNL Korea has been able to touch on sexually suggestive and somewhat provocative subjects rarely seen on programmes from other broadcasters, earning it much love from viewers.

Past hosts on SNL Korea include Lee Young-ja, Yoo Se-yoon, Oh Man-seok, Choi Yeo-jin and 2AM amongst others, and popular girl group 4minute’s upcoming appearance on the show, the popularity of the show can be keenly felt. On the morning of 16th April, it was announced that longest-running idol group Shinhwa is lined up to host the 4th May episode of SNL Korea. The news was greeted with much anticipation. Shinhwa, due to release their 11th album in early May, will be marking their comeback with the appearance, and is set to display their unique sense of variety on the show.

So what are the reasons to look forward to Shinhwa’s SNL Korea appearance? Firstly, this carries the name value of Shinhwa as a group. Having made their debut in 1998, the Shinhwa members have participated in countless variety programmes throughout their 15-year career, and their unique sense of variety is widely acknowledged by all. In particular, in ‘Love Letter’ on SBS and the currently-airing Shinhwa Broadcast on jTBC, the members came across as natural and comfortable, as if they were just a group of friends playing around. Every now and then, their unexpected comments and actions brought about embarrassed laughter, and as they led the programme in their own way, they also brought fun and laughter to the viewers.

In addition, with SNL Korea’s concept driven by sexually suggestive comedy, that in itself is already something to look forward to. Having been in the industry for 15 years, one wonders how would the rated-19 risqué comedy presented by the 30-something bachelors be like. Just thinking about the image that Shinhwa has in the minds of most people, they will more than fulfil the prerequisites for a fun and interesting episode. Dubbed the original ‘beastly idols’, Shinhwa’s image during their early years might have come across as somewhat shocking. After they received the nickname of ‘beastly idols’, they increasingly came to be recognized as sexy male idols.

Hence, with the image and the variety experience they have amassed over the years, Shinhwa’s upcoming SNL Korea appearance is even more anticipated. Having guested on various variety programmes for a long time, all eyes are already on how Shinhwa will fare in SNL Korea’s live format. Seasoned from their 15 years of experience, Shinhwa’s ’19+ humor code’ style of comedy is highly anticipated.

Credits: Reviewstar + Absolut Shinhwa

[13.04.16] Longest-running idol group Shinhwa set to appear on 4th May episode of SNL Korea

Been out of action for too long I know – but this is way too exciting to put aside… Shinhwa on the rated-19 SNL Korea!!! I was just wondering when they’ll get down to doing an episode! HAHAHAH Dongwan is going to like this….


Korea’s longest-running idol group Shinhwa (Eric, Kim Dongwan, Shin Hyesung, Lee Minwoo, Junjin, Andy) will be marking their comeback to the music scene with a hosting gig on SNL Korea.

On the morning of 16th April, according to verifications with several staff members, all 6 Shinhwa members will be hosting the upcoming 4th May episode of SNL Korea.

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According to a staff member, “With their extensive experience, talents and abilities to bring laughter to the viewers, the Shinhwa members will be able to put up a great show. Filming for parts of the episode will begin next week.”

Longets-running idol group Shinhwa made their debut in March 1998, and have not had any change of members in its 15 years. In addition to reaching the top of the music industry, the 6 members have also demonstrated their talents in their solo careers in various fields including variety and acting.

Anticipation is running high for the Shinhwa members to display their unique brand of humour to the rated-19 SNL Korea.

Meanwhile, Shinhwa is planning to return to the music scene after a year, with the release of their 11th album in early May. The group also successfully concluded their 15th anniversary concert at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium in March this year and is planning on embarking on their Asia tour from June onwards, covering countries including China, Hong Kong, Japan.

Credits:: Star News + Absolut Shinhwa