Sandara Park talked about not being allowed to date during her stint as a K-Pop idol.
In an interview in KBS JOY’s Love Intervention, Sandara shared that she did not date for years after she debuted as an idol.
“When I was a trainee, I was scolded for being in a relationship, and my manager took away my cellphone. Then after I debuted, there was a five-year dating ban," she relayed in the show as reported by Naver and translated by Soompi.
The Korean star said that she really followed the rules that time and didn't date even in secret.
“I really didn’t date because they told me not to," she remarked.
Sandara shared that it is only recently when she started actively dating again.
“Only recently did I make up my mind to date actively. All I needed was a will to be more assertive. I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to my ex-boyfriends," she stated.
It can be recalled that Sandara debuted as part of the K-Pop group 2NE1. Prior to her debut, she previously dated Joseph Bitangcol, an actor in the Philippines. They already parted ways before Sandara's debut as an idol in 2007.