In midst of the differing statements, marriage rumors about ChoA are also circulating. Following the departure news, ChoA's fan page Straight Smiles shared several photos of the idol star and claimed that she has been spotted wearing a wedding ring.
The fan page also claimed that media outlet Sports Seoul will be releasing ChoA's marriage news tomorrow.
하이고 됬구 낼 스포츠서울이나 확인들 해라— 어느새 미소짓게해 (@_straightsmiles) June 22, 2017
Some netizens have also assumed that a lover is the real reason behind ChoA's departure. In fact, ChoA was involved in dating rumors with the director of Najin Corporation last month. Meanwhile, some compared ChoA's situation with former Girls' Generation's member Jessica, who left the group and joined hands with her boyfriend Tyler Kwon.
Could ChoA really be leaving AOA for her marriage?