Korean media site Daily Sports claim the two have been dating for approximately three months. The report stated they met in Pittsburgh Pirates' home stadium back in September of 2015.
Apparently she stayed a few days longer to spend time with the baseball player, despite being scheduled to return to South Korean soon after. The love affair didn't start until January, 2016, which was attributed to busy schedules.
However, Korean media outlet TV Report denies these claims, citing a phone interview with Hyomin.
Hyomin's agency also stated the two are nothing but close friends. Netizens themselves aren't impressed, believing the dating report to be forced marketing for Hyomin's second solo album.