AOA's Choa is rumored to be dating the CEO of a gaming company. FNC Entertainment has strongly denied these allegations, citing they're merely friends.
The rumors are about Choa and gaming company CEO Lee Suk Jin. The two allegedly started dating after Super Junior's Heechul introduced them.
Koreaboo has translated the statement from FNC Entertainment:
"After checking with Choa, we found out that she’s not in a relationship with him. He's just a close friend and the earlier reports are false."
Lee Suk Jin is well-known in the e-sports community. It has previously been reported he's a fan of AOA and has visited their concerts in the past. A report also mentions insiders of the e-sports community were well-aware of the relationship since it was widely known.
Choa is taking a break from group activities, following a personal request from herself.