Jung Ho Kang Might Sue Website Over Rumor He's Dating K-Pop Star Hyomin


Jung Ho Kang will start the MLB season on the disabled list. The Pirates infielder was injured on a takeout slide by Chris Coughlin last September, but is progressing well and likely to return later in April. As news of his recovery continues, a rumor has spread that Kang, 29, is dating K-Pop star Hyomin, 27.

The rumor was quickly shot down by representatives of both Kang and Hyomin and according to a Korean website (via allkpop.com), the Korean baseball player is apparently planning to “take legal action” against Ilgan Sports, the website that first published the rumor.

Hyomin and Kang are apparently no more than close friends. So close that she flew into Pittsburgh for the singular purpose of throwing out the first pitch at PNC Park days before his season-ending injury.

Hyomin is a member of the group T-ara. I have embedded one of their videos below for further context.