Soya talked to Star News on January 25 about her relationship with Kim Jong Kook. She said, "I was a freshman in college when I was ready to take a vacation and start my singing career in earnest. I ended up in the same entertainment company as my uncle. Actually, I wanted to apply to another company other than one my uncle suggested but I decided to listen to his advice. He told me it would be better to work with him."
Soya also said, "My uncle appeared on 'Radio Star' once and he was so talkative. Seeing him talk so much made him seem lonely. When I sent him a new year's greetings this year, I told him to find a lover and he said there isn't special someone in the picture yet."
As for the love line regarding Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook, she said, "Although I do tend to miss things, I think the chances of them getting married are slim."
Soya also fondly recalled the time Song Ji Hyo drove her home. She stated that "Song Ji Hyo, my uncle, and I were in the car together. My uncle had to go work out at the gym so he got dropped off first. Ji Hyo unnie was nice enough to drop me off home since she took my uncle's exercise schedule into consideration."