Yeonwoo is the most viral name today when she was revealed by Dispatch to be dating Lee Min Ho. In the past, Yeonwoo was also known for having a career with many ups and downs.
Yeonwoo became the hottest name on August 30 after Dispatch reported that she was dating Lee Min Ho. According to Dispatch, the couple has been seeing each other for about 5 months. Although Lee Min Ho‘s agency denied this rumor, the evidence that Dispatch published still made fans surprised about the actor’s “rumored girlfriend”.
This is not the first time Lee Min Ho is rumored to be dating a Kpop idol. Yeonwoo used to be a member of the girl group MOMOLAND, the owner of the hit “BBoom BBoom“. Yeonwoo used to be the visual of the group. She stood out thanks to her gorgeous face and charming aura. However, the female idol faced many difficulties in her career.
In November 2019, MLD Entertainment announced that Yeonwoo left MOMOLAND. According to the company, Yeonwoo left because she wanted to focus on her acting career. However, Yeonwoo later made a post that seemed to hint at her being forced to leave MOMOLAND. Specifically, Yeonwoo’s post read as follows:
“Is everyone sleeping?
I’ve had a lot on my mind for the past few days, so I’m coming here at this late hour. It’s a bit of a serious topic but as always, there isn’t anything huge.
Whenever I turn on Instagram live, tough topics keep coming up in the comments. And if I don’t respond to them, there are those who get mad at that.
Everyone, how many people out there have the courage to give up everything they dedicated their youth to for something new? I am not that strong. And I don’t have the guts to do that either. Neither in the past nor in the present. All I did was hold back, endure, and hold on but it was no use. I didn’t betray you all out of greed to do something else. Do you know how painful it is to be misunderstood and criticized by the people you love? Please stop. You know that I can’t explain everything. Why do some people still hang on to words that didn’t come from my mouth, thoughts that didn’t come from my head, and actions that I didn’t do?
And I don’t want to get hung up on the changes I went through and how difficult it was. I don’t want to shed tears anymore. I just want to create a future with you, the people I love, and be happy. We’ve undergone enough hard times, haven’t we?
I’m doing something new right now. I don’t have a choice beyond this. I have to do this if I want to keep my dream going, I have to do this to feel alive, and I have to do this if I want to keep seeing you. What would I do if I gave it all up?
Everyone, I know that the majority of people here are those who love and believe in me, but I really have nowhere else to say this. I felt like speaking in an open space would not be proper, so I came here. I apologize.
Even if you hate me, I love you all. I know my words could feel like a burden. But I’m putting in the effort to do well. As long as people recognize that, I would be so thankful. It’s late, I’m sorry. Goodnight.”.
According to this post, Yeonwoo implied that she had no other choice if she wanted to continue pursuing her dream, in order to continue to see the fans, she must follow an acting path.
Previously, Yeonwoo also had a surprising revelation about her paycheck. In February 2019, while appearing on the variety show Village Survival, the Eight, Yeonwoo was asked by MC Yoo Jae Suk what she would do if she won $ 10,000 at the show. This question suddenly helped discover the information about Yeonwoo‘s income when she answered, “It will be my first earnings since debut, so I win, I want to spend on delicious meals.”
She also shared more that made everyone emotional, “It’s been 6 months since I’ve eaten beef, I’m still struggling with debt every day.”
After more than 2 years since her debut, up to the beginning of 2019, Yeonwoo and MOMOLAND members were still working hard to repay the company’s debt and could not receive any earnings, despite the group’s global success in 2018 with the hit “BBoom BBoom“.