'Sungjoy' ship crashes: Red Velvet's Joy dating P Nation's Crush, not BTOB's Sungjae
BTOB’s Sungjae and Red Velvet’s Joy were seen together on one of the most loved variety show from MBC called ‘We Got Married’ during its fourth season. In the show, celebrities from K-Pop or K-Dramas/Movies were paired off to live together like a married couple would, performing various challenges and activities together. The show had 4 seasons and aired from 2008 to 2017.
The appearance of Sungjae and Joy in the fourth season also marked a high point for the show's popularity, with the most number of celebrity couples the show has ever seen. ‘We God Married’ also inspired several spin-offs, including a Chinese and global edition of the show that featured non-Korean celebrities.
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Season 4 of 'We Got Married'
The fourth season of the show had 373 episodes out of which Joy and Sungjae appeared in 45 episodes. The episodes were numbered 276-320. During their appearance on the show, both Sungjae and Joy appeared extremely comfortable around each other and made fans swoon over their chemistry.
While they were on the show, Joy and Sungjae performed tasks like washing one another's faces and going out on dates. Their show 'romance' was loved and appreciated by fans for a long time. Both Joy and Sungjae called themselves the “Bbyu couple.” Bbyu comes from the word Bubu which means “Married Couple” in Korean.
Sungjoy fans overwhelmed
After the couple flaunted their chemistry on the show, fans started to notice their interactions outside the show too. During the time when Joy appeared as the main lead on the K-Drama ‘Tempted: The Great Seducer’, fans loved her chemistry with actor Woo Dohwan. During the Seoul Music Awards show in 2018, Woo Dohwan was on stage talking about how he had gotten closer to Joy during the filming of the drama.
Dohwan then addressed Joy and asked her, “Sooyoung are you doing well?” (Sooyoung is Joy’s birth name) to which she stood up and greeted him. Sitting behind Joy was Sungjae with other members of BTOB. Fans noticed how Sungjae’s expression changed when he heard Dohwan address Joy as Sooyoung.
Fans make memes to react to dating news
Fans kept believing that Joy and Sungjae were a real couple because their chemistry was unmatched. But their hopes were dashed after news broke on August 23 about Joy dating Crush from P Nation. Fans are mature about all this as they respect idols' decisions but Twitter has become a home of funny reactions and memes over the years.
With this news too, fans had a ton of funny reactions to the news as they were saddened by the end of “Sungjoy” era but supportive of Joy’s future.
Sungjae in the military after hearing the dating news about Joy and crush#JOY #Crush #Sungjae pic.twitter.com/DO2zp1dALK— Rookierii (@rookieriiel) August 23, 2021
Not Sungjae playing when I was your man at the military after knowing Joy and Crush is dating lmfao 😂 pic.twitter.com/4I0xGhVgvV— OhMyJisoo (@oh_myjisoo) August 23, 2021
JOY AND CRUSH REPORTEDLY DATING— jelly stands with Lucas♡ (@firstsnoooww) August 23, 2021
SUNGJOY SHIPPERS: pic.twitter.com/KY2NcI0kcW
"Joy and Crush confirmed in a relationship"— callíe (@4exodaily) August 23, 2021
every Joy and Sungjae #Sungjoy shipper rn, we're not okayy :<< pic.twitter.com/xecufdzGJ8
Joy and Sungjae no more, my bbyu couple #Sungjoy— callíe (@4exodaily) August 23, 2021
me rn: pic.twitter.com/RwA8EFJ4Tp
Congrats to Joy and Crush, but as a Sungjoy shipper I need some time rn: pic.twitter.com/0QyuGTlKOb— MINIMONI FOREVER (@MiniJM_MoniRM) August 23, 2021
sungjae and crush in the military after reading the joy and crush dating rumor: pic.twitter.com/5fn4xkP8wu— ann⁷ •ᴗ• (@kthillegirl__) August 23, 2021
I just realized that sungjae, crush, and woo dohwan are all in military!! pls don't fight y'all 🤣— lia 🍑 • 22U MAYUBING (@psyjoyluvr) August 23, 2021