Sadly enough, being gay is still controversial in K-pop. There’s been speculation about the sexuality of charismatic 2AM leader Jo-Kwon since the boy band debuted in 2008. His Newlyweds-style reality series We Got Married helped quiet the rumors—until 2010, when netizens dug up a series of poignant old love messages in which Kwonnie and U-Kiss member Soohyun professed their love and desires to “eat,” “sleep,” “live,” and “lay” together. Jo-Kwon denied everything and claimed that the two men were just close friends. Soohyun, meanwhile, jokingly thanked his buddy for all the publicity brought on by the scandal.
Soohyun stated in hindsight, “The gay scandal with Kwon was really strange. Both Kwon and I were JYP’s trainees. During that time (training), I shared close friendships with all the trainees, not just with Kwon. I’m close with BEAST’s Dongwoon and Ki Kwang too. Now that I read the messages again, it did feels a bit overdone. But it doesn’t matter since it was all in the past, I’m not gay anyway…”
The members of ballad group 2AM have never dated since their they debuted in 2008.
On January 21 @Star1 magazine, they interviewed 2AM for their February issue. During the interview the members of 2AM spoke frankly about their views on love and relationships.
Member Jinwoon also had a pictorial
The interview revealed that none of the 2AM members have dated since they debuted. Jokwon’s fake marriage with Brown Eyed Girls’ Gain was the only relationship any of the members ever had. To this day, including Jokwon, none of the members could say that they have had a girlfriend.
Jung Jinwoon spoke about his last relationship. “It was so long ago I don’t even remember…I couldn’t get a girlfriend after 2AM debuted. With exercising and guitar practice, I didn’t have time. It’s not like I never considered dating, I only have comfortable female friends around me.”
Lim Seulong talked about what it was like to watch his friend Sunye get married. “I don’t know about dating, but I want to get married early. I’m jealous of Sunye. I love children so I want to marry quickly and have kids.”
You can read more about 2AM and their relationships in this issue of @star1.
2AM is currently preparing for a 2013 comeback. You better watch out for another heart-wrenching ballad!