Rumors have been swirling around golfer Gyeol Park that she is carrying on a lengthy affair with a married celebrity. The rumors were apparently coupled with a photo showing the two of them together. Gyeol went so far as to address the rumors on her Instagram.
The back story: apparently Gyeol met this married celeb at a pro-am (some stories say the celeb is the pop singer Rain). Celebrity A (as they humorously usually refer to him) is a big golf fan, and they started seeing each other, first for golf and then for other reasons.
One article claimed that a few weeks ago, the wife of Celebrity A made a cryptic post on her Instagram which dissed Gyeol. Why would she care about a KLPGA golfer enough to insult her publicly? Enquiring minds wanted to know, and the rumors kicked into high gear.
Gyeol said that she only met the guy once and doesn't even have his phone number. She is flattered that they think the lovely woman in the photo is her, but she insists it's not.
I think there are a few things worth paying attention to. As I say, this is reasonably big in Korea right now.
1. The KLPGA has by and large flown under the K celebrity radar, so it's interesting to see one of these gals caught up in it. Even Bo Mee Lee didn't get this much attention after marrying into the Kim Tae Hee Royal Family LOL. 2. Gyeol's Instagram following is growing by a lot. How will this attention affect her? It's not exactly the kind of attention she craves. 3. The article that seems to have started it all was a 'Blind Item' that said married Celebrity A was sleeping with Golfer B; no names were given. Celebrity A also had arranged for her to have an apartment specifically for their trysts. That's both specific and vague. They sure went out of the way to construct this rumor. So perhaps there is some truth in it, although whether it's Gyeol and Rain or someone completely different I can't say. Wouldn't surprise me if Golfer B is one of those semi-pro golfers who makes more off of modeling than golfing rather than a KLPGA golfer. 4. Whoever this is referring to (if true) will really be caught in a massive whirlwind if it turns out to be true. Good luck to her. 5. What if anything would the KLPGA do to help out one of their golfers if she gets caught in a firestorm? Not holding my breath for them to be helpful.