As soon as rumors of a romantic relationship between Onew and Jung-A broke out, both of their agencies denied there was anything to them. In a telephone interview by TV Report, Onew’s agency said: “We’ve never heard anything about this before. They are just friends, nothing more.” Jung-A’s agency said: “She’s been so friendly with Onew that many people know about it. It’s rather weird that there are rumors of a romance with him. On the day when the picture was taken, it turned out that they had a simple dinner meeting as close coworkers. They’ve been friends as colleagues for a long time.”
Onew, who was born in 1989, debuted as a member of Shinee in 2008, and Jung-A, who was born in 1983, started her singing career as a member of After School in 2009.