During a roundtable interview on August 21, DIA's Jooeun discussed her recent dating rumor with BTOB's Sungjae.
Both Jooeun and Sungjae's labels promptly denied the dating rumors as false once reports went live on the web. Jooeun shared what she was doing when the dating news became a hot issue, saying, "I was recording 'Immortal Song' with the DIA members. I was really shocked to see the news reports in the waiting room. The members even asked me if it was real."
She continued, "I only think of it as a simple happening. Everything is exactly as the news reports said, that I've never contacted [Sungjae] for personal reasons, plus I'm not even closely acquainted with him so it was baffling to see the dating rumors." On the premise of the dating rumors, Jooeun revealed, "I went to a gathering invited by an acquaintance and [Sungjae] was also invited. It was a big gathering of various acquaintances."