K-pop stars Kim Heechul of Super Junior and Momo Hirai of Twice have choppy, quite a year after going public with their relationship. Soompi, an internet site dedicated to Korean entertainment news, reported Thursday that the artists’ agencies, Label SJ and JYP Entertainment, confirmed the split.
“We’ve checked with the artist, and it’s true that they broke up,” the agencies said during a statement published within the Soompi report. The idols, who had a 13-year age difference, made their relationship public in January 2020. Just last month, Twice released its 10th mini-album, “Taste of affection,” which spawned the lead single “Alcohol-Free.” Meanwhile, Super Junior, a 15-year-old group that greatly contributed to K-pop’s global popularity, released an album back in March, fronted by the only “House Party.”