Following Girl's Day Hyeri and actor Ryu Joon Yeol's dating news on August 16, various online community boards quickly filled up with posts or 'evidence' regarding the couple. Out of all, what gained the most attention was Hyeri and Ryu Joon Yeol's skinship at tvN's '10 Year Anniversary Awards Ceremony'.
Winning the 'Trending Actor' award, the two stars rose from their seats after their names were called and embraced each other.
What caught viewers' attention was how Ryu Joon Yeol naturally went for Hyeri's hand but Hyeri swiftly switched to locking her arms instead.
The skinship didn't stop there. During their acceptance speech, the couple was captured tightly clasping their hands together, smiling at the camera.
In response to this, netizens commented, "Now that we can look back, how obvious was that?" "If this was really the case, many people probably already knew about their relationship," "I thought it was only a rumor, but it's real", "Ryu Joon Yeol casually went for her hand out of habit", "This is similar to Goo Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun."