The End of Monday Couple - Song Ji Hyo Dating Agency Head
Monday couple fans are in for a big letdown, as it has been revealed that Song Ji Hyo and the head of C-JeS Entertainment, Baek Chang Joo, are in a relationship.
After the relationship was made public through a media outlet on February 1, fans of SBS’ Running Man reacted in anger and sadness that they may not be seeing any more of the Monday couple on the show anymore.
Song and Baek have been rumored to be a couple among entertainment officials since December of 2011, and the rumors were finally stamped as fact when paparazzi photos of the two on a date were released.
An anonymous source recently told enews, “Song Ji Hyo is in a relationship with the head of her agency. I have heard that Baek Chang Joo has already met with Song Ji Hyo’s parents.”
The source added, “It’s too early to be talking about marriage, but the two are meeting with the permission of Song Ji Hyo’s parents.”
CEO Baek was very careful about starting a relationship with Song, as Song is a well-known celebrity, but the two were soon brought together when they started to develop feelings for each other. They couldn’t help but confirm rumors about the relationship when photos of the two holding hands on a date were revealed.
C-JeS Entertainment is currently working hard to prepare countermeasures while trying to cut off most outside contact.
Netizens who saw the photos of the date left comments such as, ‘What’s going to happen to Gary?’ and ‘I knew her relationship with Gary was just a set up, but still my heart got fluttery when I saw them. Now I don’t think I’ll be able to get into the show anymore.’
Gary and Song Ji Hyo recently gathered a strong fanbase through their relationship on Running Man. The two were christened the ‘Monday couple’ because Running Man shoots took place every week on Mondays.
A rep for Running Man showed surprise at the news and stated, “We never knew that Song Ji Hyo had a boyfriend.”
Song has previously been rumored to be in relationships with Joo Ji Hoon, Zo In Sung and JYJ members.