A K-pop super couple may have just outed themselves. Blackpink’s Jennie and BTS’ V (Kim Tae-hyung) were filmed holding hands while on a stroll in Paris, hinting publicly that they may be romantically involved after over a year of dating rumors.
French journalist Amar Taoualit posted footage of them walking in the French city on his TikTok. He confirmed to fans who asked him that it was indeed Jennie and V he saw walking along the Seine:Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
Lainey Gossip reported the sighting as well, characterizing it as romantic confirmation as they showed PDA in such a public place.
Speculation Jennie and V were dating first began in December 2021 when V briefly followed and then unfollowed Jennie on Instagram.
Per All Kpop, V posted a message on Weverse shortly after and suggested it had been an accidental follow, shaking off the rumors quickly then. He asked, “Is there a way to get rid of the ‘recommended‘ friends list here on this Insta thing?…. It’s a scary app.”
In May 2022, the dating rumors surfaced again when a photo that appeared to be Jennie and V driving on a Jeju island date appeared online. More personal photos of Jennie and V seemingly together on that trip and spending time together in different places leaked in August and September. For a full breakdown of the photos—and the little hints fans saw in them that linked V and Jennie together romantically—see here.
V and Jennie’s agencies notably did not deny dating rumors. Jennie’s agency YG Entertainment told press in May 2022 that “we have nothing to say [regarding this matter]. We will inform you if we have a different response to share.” V’s agency Big Hit Music did not comment.
YG Entertainment did release a statement in October, saying it would pursue legal action against those circulating private photos of Jennie. “We have refrained from mentioning the matter or making an official statement in order to minimize any further damage,” the agency said in its statement, per Korea JoongAng Daily. “However, there have been indiscriminate rumors, criticism, personal attacks, sexual harassment and violations of personal life sparked by those private photographs.”
The agency added it had already taken legal action against users who had shared “malicious posts, or those which repeatedly upload unconfirmed claims.”
“The photos [of Jennie] distributed online were made public illegally, without Jennie’s consent,” it continued. “Sharing those images is an act of secondary victimization and can be subject to legal penalty. Please refrain from indiscriminately sharing those images.”
Neither Jennie nor V have ever posted photos of each other or commented on their alleged relationship. This is pretty standard in K-pop especially. Most K-pop idols keep their romantic relationships completely hidden, so confirmation two idols are dating at all is exceptionally rare.
Jennie is in France to promote The Idol, which will be having its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Her bandmate Rosé attended the festival today.
Who are Blackpink?
Blaackpink is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment. The group debuted in 2016 and consists of four members: Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa.
What are some popular songs by Blackpink?
Blaackpink has released several popular songs, including “Bombayah,” “Whistle,” “Playing with Fire,” “Stay,” “As If It’s Your Last,” “Dudu-du Dudu-du,” “Kill This Love, and “How do you like it.”
How many members are in Blackpink?
Blaackpink consists of four members: Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa.
When did Blackpink start?
Blaackpink made their debut on August 8, 2016 with their solo album titled “Square One”, which included the songs “Bombayah” and “Whistle”.
What are the names of the Blackpink members?
The members of Blaackpink are Jisoo (Kim Ji-soo), Jennie (Jenny Kim), Rose (Park Chae-young) and Lisa (Lalisa Manoban).
Are the members of Blackpink involved in solo activities?
Yes, the members of Blackpink have pursued solo activities alongside their group activities. Jennie, Rosé and Lisa have released solo music, and Jisoo has also been involved in acting and modeling.
What is the fandom name for Blackpink fans?
The official fan name for Blackpink fans is “Blink”.
Has Blackpink collaborated with other artists?
Yes, Blackpink has collaborated with various artists. Some notable collaborations include “Sour Candy” with Lady Gaga, “Ice Cream” with Selena Gomez, and “Kiss and Make Up” with Dua Lipa.
What are some of Blackpink’s achievements?
Blackpink has achieved many accolades and milestones. He has broken several records on YouTube with his music videos, including the most viewed music videos in 24 hours. He has also received awards such as Melon Music Awards, Golden Disc Awards and Billboard Music Awards.
Has Blackpink held concerts or tours?
Yes, Blackpink have held concerts and embarked on a world tour. They have performed in various countries and have their own concert tours such as the “In Your Area World Tour” and “The Show”.