Girls' Generation member Taeyeon is arguably one of the most famous names in the K-pop industry. Because of that, many are wondering about her relationship status. Keep on reading to learn about her past love with EXO member Baekhyun, her current relationship status, and her ideal type!
Why Did Girls' Generation Taeyeon and EXO Baekhyun Split?
On June 19, 2014, Dispatch released a series of photos of Taeyeon and Baekhyun on a late-night care date after an EXO concert on May 26. The publication also released pictures of the two hanging out on May 28 before Girls' Generation flew out to Japan. Dispatch claims the two have known each other for three years since Baekhyun entered SM Entertainment as a trainee.
They started showing romantic interest in each other in October of 2013 and during the time Dispatch released the photos, they had been dating for four months. A source close to the couple claimed that Baekhyun calls Taeyeon "Taenggu," while Taeyeon calls Baekhyun "Bae Kyun" or "Baekoong."
Before Dispatch's reveal, fans of the two had already suspected the two were dating after spotting the idols wearing couple items. They also noticed how they would call each other cute names on social media, and at the time, Taeyeon was the only Girls' Generation member Baekhyun followed on Instagram.
SM Entertainment confirmed the two were dating, telling OSEN that they started with a close junior and senior relationship. That relationship soon led to romantic feelings.
Their love story did not last long, however. A year after the reveal, it was reported that Taeyeon and Baekhyun broke up. On September 15, a source close to the couple said that Taeyeon had even visited EXO's concert for Baekhyun in March 2016, but they could not overcome the difficulty of dating.
The reason they broke up is reportedly due to their busy schedules. As a result, the two naturally got distant and chose to split. However, it is reported that they remain good friends.
Girls' Generation Taeyeon Relationship Status + Ideal Type
Back in December 2020, it was reported that Taeyeon was dating VIXX member Ravi. At the time, Ravi's agency GROOVL1N released conflicting statements, first claiming the rumors were true. After, however, they released a statement saying that the rumors were false and that they did not know how the previous statement was made.
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SM Entertainment shut down the rumors, saying that they are close friends working on music together. Taeyeon herself indirectly shut down the rumors through Instagram Story.
With that, it is safe to say the idol is single. However, she has revealed her ideal type!
In 2013, during Girls' Generation Romantic Fantasy , Taeyeon revealed that she likes more youthful men than her. This does not necessarily mean by age but by personality and attitude. Taeyeon wants a guy who likes to communicate, such as call and texts her often. She says it is frustrating when they do not like phone calls or barely text.
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Written by Alexa Lewis