The birth of another idol couple has been confirmed today (August 5) as Kang Daniel and TWICE member Jihyo have been revealed to be dating.
Daniel, who recently kicked off his solo career, and Jihyo, the leader of what is arguably Korea’s top girl group, were photographed heading for a date by Korea media outlet Dispatch. Although there were no photos of the pair together, Dispatch claimed that they have been dating for months now.
The singers’ respective labels, KONNECT Entertainment and JYP Entertainment, shared that they would have to verify the authenticity of the claims, and came back a few hours later confirming that the rumours are true.
JYP, who manages TWICE, issued a short statement that said, “Jihyo and Kang Daniel are dating and have a mutual attraction to one another.”
KONNECT mirrored their statement, confirming that Daniel and Jihyo are currently dating.
Netizens are curious to know how the pair met as they belong to different agencies. Daniel was part of top boy group Wanna One, which was formed after the top 11 contestants from Produce 101 Season 2, were ranked. However, some have pointed out that they might have had plenty of opportunities to meet during music programmes, or could have been introduced by mutual friends.
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