K-pop stars G-Dragon and Jennie Kim are rumoured to be dating. South Korean media outlet Dispatch has reported that the BigBang and Blackpink members have been secretly dating for about a year. The outlet even provided photos of them meeting up in private at G-Dragon’s penthouse home in Seoul’s Hannam-dong neighborhood.
The two have shared the same entertainment company for more than a decade and have worked together over the years. Before Blackpink’s debut in 2016, Jennie appeared in the music video for G-Dragon’s single That XX in 2012, and the following year she featured on the song Black from his album Coup d’Etat.
YG Entertainment, which manages both G-Dragon and Jennie, has commented on the dating reports, saying, “We can’t confirm anything about our artists’ private lives. We ask for your understanding.”
Dating is a big no-no in the K-pop idol world with labels asking stars to keep their private lives secret. The revelation of romantic relationships can often have a negative impact, especially for female stars. Following the rumours about their relationship, many Blackpink fans rallied to send their love to Jennie.
[ 📱] KINDLY GO TO JENNIE’S INSTAGRAM (@ jennierubyjane) AND LEAVE POSITIVE COMMENTS ON HER LATEST IG POST NOW!👉🏼 https://t.co/o71ynFByXx
WE LOVE YOU JENNIE.ALWAYS STAY WITH JENNIE.@BLACKPINK
— GLOBAL BLACKPINK ♛ (@GlobalBlackPink) February 24, 2021
Dating or not. We respect Jennie's decision. If she's happy with him, let's support the power couple at all costs. Don't let them take away our Nini's gummy smile. Our angel deserves everything good. Protect them at all costs.G-dragon and Jennie=power couple#JENNIE #GDRAGON pic.twitter.com/I7HOCYlppJ
— Raeden Aquino (@AquinoRaeden) February 24, 2021
A source told Dispatch, “A lot of people in YG noticed their relationship. Jennie’s mother is also aware of their relationship. She is thankful to him for his thoughtful care.”