A Okay-pop tremendous couple might have simply outed themselves. Blackpink’s Jennie and BTS’ V (Kim Tae-hyung) have been filmed holding palms whereas on a stroll in Paris, hinting publicly that they could be romantically concerned after over a 12 months of courting rumors.
French journalist Amar Taoualit posted footage of them strolling within the French metropolis on his TikTok. He confirmed to followers who requested him that it was certainly Jennie and V he noticed strolling alongside the Seine:
LaineyGossip reported the sighting as effectively, characterizing it as romantic affirmation as they confirmed PDA in such a public place.
Hypothesis Jennie and V have been courting first started in December 2021 when V briefly adopted after which unfollowed Jennie on Instagram.
Per All Kpop, V posted a message on Weverse shortly after and steered it had been an unintentional comply with, shaking off the rumors rapidly then. He requested, “Is there a strategy to eliminate the ‘really useful’ buddies checklist right here on this Insta factor?…. It is a scary app.”
In Might 2022, the courting rumors surfaced again when a photograph that seemed to be Jennie and V driving on a Jeju island date appeared on-line. Extra private pictures of Jennie and V seemingly collectively on that journey and spending time collectively somewhere else leaked in August and September. For a full breakdown of the pictures—and the little hints followers noticed in them that linked V and Jennie collectively romantically—see here.
V and Jennie’s companies notably didn’t deny courting rumors. Jennie’s company YG Leisure told press in May 2022 that “we’ve nothing to say [regarding this matter]. We are going to inform you if we’ve a distinct response to share.” V’s company Huge Hit Music didn’t remark.
YG Leisure did release a statement in October, saying it will pursue authorized motion towards these circulating non-public pictures of Jennie. “We have now avoided mentioning the matter or making an official assertion so as to reduce any additional injury,” the company mentioned in its assertion, per Korea JoongAng Daily. “Nonetheless, there have been indiscriminate rumors, criticism, private assaults, sexual harassment and violations of private life sparked by these non-public pictures.”
The company added it had already taken authorized motion towards customers who had shared “malicious posts, or these which repeatedly add unconfirmed claims.”
“The pictures [of Jennie] distributed on-line have been made public illegally, with out Jennie’s consent,” it continued. “Sharing these photographs is an act of secondary victimization and might be topic to authorized penalty. Please chorus from indiscriminately sharing these photographs.”
Neither Jennie nor V have ever posted pictures of one another or commented on their alleged relationship. That is fairly normal in Okay-pop particularly. Most Okay-pop idols hold their romantic relationships fully hidden, so affirmation two idols are courting in any respect is exceptionally uncommon.
Jennie is in France to advertise The Idol, which will probably be having its premiere on the Cannes Movie Pageant. Her bandmate Rosé attended the festival as we speak.
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