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Singer Jang Hyun-seung and star athlete Shin Soo-ji dating: sources

2018/01/05 15:43

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SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Yonhap) -- K-pop singer Jang Hyun-seung and celebrity athlete Shin Soo-ji are in a romantic relationship, sources said Friday.

Jang, a former member of the now-defunct idol group BEAST, and Shin, a star gymnast-turned-pro bowler, have been seeing each other since last fall, an informed source said.

"I know that the two have been dating for three to four months, and that they go bowling together," said the source, who asked for anonymity.

A music industry source said that the two "became close while bowling together with other celebrities."

   "The two have often been spotted getting cozy at bowling alleys," said the source, who also asked for anonymity.

Jang left BEAST in April 2016 to pursue a solo career. Five other members left their management company, Cube Entertainment, and formed a new idol group, named Highlight, under Around US Entertainment.

Shin, a former star rhythmic gymnast, competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games before retiring in 2011 due to an ankle injury. She discovered a new career path in competitive bowling after becoming a qualified pro in 2014.

A composite file photo of K-pop singer Jang Hyun-seung (L) and star athlete Shin Soo-ji (Yonhap) A composite file photo of K-pop singer Jang Hyun-seung (L) and star athlete Shin Soo-ji (Yonhap)

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