We may just have a new K-Pop celebrity couple for 2021! According to Dispatch, BLACKPINK’s Jennie and BIGBANG’s G-Dragon have been spotted on multiple dates, and they’ve been dating for about a year.
As many fans know, one of Jennie’s first pre-debut works was in 2012 when she appeared in G-Dragon’s music video, “That XX”. The following year in 2013, Jennie also featured in G-Dragon’s second solo album title track, “BLACK”.
Eight years has passed since then, and the two stars appear to have become more than just senior and junior labelmates.
Dispatch spotted the two meeting each other in secret, mostly at G-Dragon’s luxury villa in Hannam-dong.
First, G-Dragon’s penthouse has an independent parking system, with a separate parking lot within the villa’s public parking space. In order to go from the front door to the parking lot, you have to go through a two-step verification process. There is also a dedicated elevator in the penthouse parking lot that is used to go up to the house. Because there is no need to go outside to get into the house, any worries of people being seen coming and going are minimal. It was also reported that Jennie’s car has been registered at G-Dragon’s villa. According to Dispatch, Jennie had no problem going through the front door without a separate authentication procedure.
Jennie’s dating routine was pretty consistent according to the report. After BLACKPINK’s promotions and schedules, she would first go over to G-Dragon’s house. Her routine started from schedules, then dates, and then ended at home. Even after her promotional period ended, her routine allegedly remained the same.
Reports claim that their relationship is an open secret within YG Entertainment. Jennie’s manager is in charge of driving her to and from G-Dragon’s house; and at other times, G-Dragon’s manager would drive him to see Jennie. G-Dragon’s secret visits to Jennie’s schedules also fueled the rumors between the two. Last year, G-Dragon reportedly showed up to BLACKPINK’s music video filming site to support Jennie.
Last month, Jennie was seen heading out of G-Dragon’s house the morning of BLACKPINK’s online concert. Dispatch later spotted G-Dragon’s vehicle at the Kintex Center, where the online concert was being held.
Close acquaintances of the two told Dispatch, “A lot of people at YG know about their relationship. Jennie’s mother also knows about her relationship with G-Dragon. She is grateful that he takes good care of her.”
In response to these reports, YG Entertainment released a short statement claiming they were unable to confirm or deny the dating rumor.
It is difficult for the company to confirm as it is the artists’ personal life. We hope you understand.
— YG Entertainment