There’s apparently a new K-pop couple in town – Dispatch has claimed that Kang Daniel (강다니엘) and TWICE’s Jihyo (지효) are reportedly an item.
Word on the street has it that the 2 famous idols were spotted on a date in Hannam-dong, Seoul last Thursday (1st August). It is believed that the rumoured couple began seeing one another since the beginning of the year.
The duo reportedly met up at Kang Daniel’s Hannam-dong home seeing that Jihyo is still living together with her TWICE bandmates. Jihyo drove her own Mercedes there and they spent their time together in the neighbourhoods’ UN Village.
An insider revealed, “An (idol) sunbae close to Kang Daniel and Jihyo introduced the two to each other.” Despite their super busy schedules, the K-pop stars apparently found time to meet up at least once a week.
As you may know, Jihyo and the girls from TWICE are currently bust embarking on their world tour. In fact, these entertainers will be performing in Kuala Lumpur next Saturday (17th August) at Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil.
Meanwhile, Kang Daniel has also been occupied with his well-received solo debut album “Color On Me”. Since its debut, the 22-year-old singer has set a record for “most albums sold in the first week for a solo artist”. He sold more than 400k copies in the first 3 days and achieved 466,701 copies in the first week. It’s also the 8th best-selling K-pop idol album in the first week.
25th July was special date because not only Kang Daniel’s solo debut date, but he also got to celebrate his success with Jihyo after his debut showcase. We don’t know the exact date their love affair started, but Koreaboo wrote that the pair started having feeling for each other since last year.
Reports also claim that Jihyo had been lending emotional support to Kang Daniel when he went on a hiatus due to his legal dispute with LM Entertainment. “Well the dating ban got lifted so not surprised. They have to love somebody also. I stan this,” a fan commented.
Having said that, another fan thinks that this love affair reminds her of Jennie and Kai’s short-lived relationship.