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.”