While it may seem like K-Pop idols constantly relish in the glitzy lifestyle, they almost give up the rights to their lives in exchange for fame — including their romantic relationships. As many stars face difficulties dating in secret, Dalshabet‘s Dalsooobin opened up about how she was able to successfully date out of the limelight.
Dalshabet member Dalsooobin recently made a guest appearance on MBC Every1‘s South Korean Foreigners where she discussed numerous different topics with the show’s hosts and fellow panel guests. In the midst of all of the hilarious conversation subjects, it was Dalsooobin’s surprising dating story that made headlines.
Dalsooobin, who has now been in the industry for 10 years, was asked about her previous dating experiences and how she kept them all out of the public’s eye. She first confessed that she wasn’t interested in dating until she was 20 years old.
Until I was 20-years-old, I literally only stayed in my dorm. I didn’t have any interest in guys, but once I turned 20, that’s when I started getting attention from guys. This is when I held hands for the first time with a guy, had my first kiss, and all of that.
She then shared the main reason why she was able to keep all of her former relationships private — and it was all in thanks to boy group EXO.
In front of my dorm building was EXO’s dorm building. So naturally, there was a lot of paparazzi there all the time.
And while there may have been a lot of paparazzi in front of EXO’s dorm 24/7, they were all hyper-focused on the boy group that Dalsooobin was able to get away with her relationships!
So we [Dalsooobin and her boyfriend at the time] would just walk far from each other and look at each other, all while trying to avoid the paparrazi.
Dalsooobin shared that she believes that EXO is truly the reason why she has been scandal-free during her 10-year career.
I think that’s why I’ve never had a scandal.
Following the conclusion of her dating history, the host of South Korean Foreigners, Kim Yong Man, asked her if she is was currently in a relationship. As expected, Dalsooobin answered in the most honest way possible.
Truth be told, it hasn’t been too long since I last broke up with someone.
Wow, who would have thought that EXO’s immense fame would unknowingly aid in idols’ secret relationships! If you want to hear Dalsooobin’s entire story, you can watch it down below.