How did P Nation’s Hyuna and Dawn meet? A look at the relationship timeline of the most iconic couple in K-pop
Hailed as the most iconic couple of K-pop, here’s the story of Dawn and Hyuna and how K-pop’s most iconic couple fell in love, got slammed for being together but came through it all at the end
P Nation’s pop queen Hyuna never shies away from thanking beau Dawn for lending her the most support in her career. Prior to the ‘Bubble Pop’ crooner’s comeback album ‘I’m Not Cool’, Hyuna took it to Instagram to thank the K-pop star for helping her with the smallest of errands as a small clip shows Dawn posting stickers on Gray Envelopes of Hyuna’s new album.
Hailed as the most iconic couple of K-pop, here’s the story of Dawn and Hyuna and how K-pop’s most iconic couple fell in love, got slammed for being together but came through it all at the end.
How did Hyuna and Dawn meet?
Hyuna, a former member of one of the most successful K-pop girl groups 4minute grew close to Dawn, a former member of K-pop group Pentagon while working on a subunit Triple H. Hyuna appeared in a variety show ‘Knowing Brows’ and candidly spoke about her "one-sided" feelings first to trainee E’Dawn.
She revealed that she had a crush on Dawn who was a trainee under Cube Entertainment that time preparing to debut and she came to like him after noticing similar traits. “It was me… This is so embarrassing, but it was me who liked him first. I waited a year and a half for him”, she said in the show, KoreaBoo reported.
She added, “I would try to bring him gifts… while trying to make it look casual. I’d be like, ‘I was in the area and came by to drop this off for you. Can you come down for a second?’ But he was so oblivious. He was like, ‘No, sorry. I’m busy right now’.”
Dawn shared that he truly was unaware of this romance sharing, “I mean, it was cool to see such a huge star up close. But I didn’t have any special feeling for her. As time went on though, I realized that she’s very humble in the way she treats the people around her. She was nothing like I imagined her to be. So I thought she was an amazing sunbae and that kind of opened up my heart.”
Who confessed first?
Hyuna shared that the confession happened after a year in 2016 and after one failed attempt. She talked about her first failure in admitting the feelings comically sharing, “So I had few drinks at this place close to my house. But I’m not a huge drinker, so I got a little tipsy. I decided to walk that off a little, then call Dawn and tell him how I feel. So I began walking home but I noticed someone was following me!"
"I got scared and he was the only person I could think of at the time. I called him as I began running away from the stranger. The whole time I was telling him about what the stranger is doing and how I’m scared. He told me to get home safe and we hung up. That was that,” she added.
However, Hyuna was known for her never-to-give-up spirits and became bolder in the next approach. She said, “I went home with another bottle of fruity soju in my arms. I took a picture of that and a shot glass to text Dawn. When he saw the picture, he told me to hang on. He went and got himself something to drink too. So we weren’t together, but we were drinking together…"
"And so I began. I said, ‘I have something to tell you. I’ve been in love with you for a while. But since I’m not really in the position to ask you out first, I really wanted you to notice me. But you’ve been so blind to my feelings. So I’m going to step up. I like you and I’ll wait for you until you’re ready’,” she added.
Dawn accepted the bold confession right away as the 26-year-old rapper also developed feeling for her by then. He said, “Well, by the time I went to buy the drink and did that whole thing, I was serious about my feelings too. So when she told me how she felt, I was shook."
"And I knew when she said she would wait, that she meant she would hold things off until I’m ready to date her once I debut and build my career, but I was already ready. I didn’t want to waste the time. I wanted to make things official right away,” he shared.
Hyuna and Dawn, after publicly admitting to dating in 2018 for two years, faced a few unpleasant scenarios as dating in K-pop is still a sensitive topic resulting in both K-pop idols leaving Cube Entertainment. But that didn’t stop the couple from openly flaunting their brave romance with their followers.
In 2019, Hyuna signed up with P Nation along with Dawn. Since then, the couple has appeared in a number of shows together to talk about their relationship. In August 2020, after postponing Hyuna’s comeback due to health concerns, she appeared in MBC’s Radio Star and spoke of E’Dawn being her biggest support system, she shared, “I’ve never gotten tired of our relationship,” and added, “Not even once. We’ve been dating for five years now, but I’ve liked him for even longer.”
She continued, “I told him that he shouldn’t make me jealous. I also told him that I won’t be cute when I’m jealous. So he never got into a situation like that. Now a lot of people know that we’re dating, but in the past, he used to get contacted by a lot of girls. If that happened now, he’d be in big trouble.”
In the latest segment of the K-pop couple being absolute goals, Hyuna took to Instagram to thank Dawn for helping her with the comeback, writing "Thank you so much always (heart) No matter how many times I say it, thousands or tens of thousands of times, it's not enough. Baby, I'll do my very best work and come back. I love you."
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