Heechul and Momo took the world by surprise when their companies confirmed back in January that the two idols were dating.
Much of the surprise stemmed from the fact that Heechul is known to be close with many female idols, and a lot of fans assumed that he and Momo just had a close sunbae/hoobae relationship. But do you know just how many female friends Heechul is known to have?
Here is a list of some of the many female celebrities that the Super Junior member is close with!
1. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
Perhaps his most well-known female friendship, Heechul and Taeyeon’s bond goes back through their entire careers. The two labelmates are incredibly close, and Heechul once said that he would jump into the sea and risk his life to save Taeyeon if she fell in!
While their initial meeting hosting A Style for You was somewhat awkward, the “Hee siblings” gradually grew close and even co-hosted Weekly Idol for a time.
Another labelmate of Heechul’s, BoA once said that Heechul is her best friend and like a younger brother to her.
4. GFRIEND’s Yerin
Although Yerin is younger than Heechul, the two are reportedly so close that they speak informally to each other!
5. AOA’s Seolhyun
In the past, these two idols have served as endorsement models together for G Market, and are close enough to video call each other often without makeup.
6. Red Velvet’s Yeri
Yeri is reportedly the member closest to Heechul in Red Velvet, and even though they have a 16-year age gap, they are often seen with each other when they have shows together.
7. Song Ji Hyo
Song Ji Hyo was a host for a music show when Heechul first debuted in Super Junior, where they met and remained close friends since.
8. Son Dambi
The two celebrities were so close that at one point they had to deny dating rumors!
Heechul got into a bit of hot water once when he claimed he’d “slept together” with the ex-SISTAR member along with Hani – but clarified he didn’t mean it in a scandalous way!
10. Lee Dahae
These two met and became friends at FT Island member Hongki‘s birthday party over a decade ago, and Lee Dahae jokingly calls Heechul “unnie“!