On 18th May (Tuesday), Gfriend (여자친구)’s home label Source Music shocked fans after they announced that all the members of the girl group have decided to leave the agency following the end of their exclusive contracts this coming 22nd May.
Last night (Wednesday, 19th) the six members of the award-winning K-pop group took to Weverse to personally address the surprising news to their fans (referred to as Buddy). They shared individual handwritten letters, confirming that the group has sadly disbanded.
— GFRIEND Daily (@GFRIENDaily) May 19, 2021
The group’s leader Sowon was the one who confirmed that Gfriend has officially ended. The 26-year-old wrote, “Even though Gfriend is officially over, it’s not the end for us, so please don’t worry too much.”
The “Rough” singer continued, “I’m a little worried about the path that I haven’t gone through yet, but I’ll work hard to move forward while thinking about Buddy, who are always supporting me. All of you must have been surprised by the sudden news. I’m sorry and I love you. I’ll make up for it with good things.”
Subsequently, the rest of the members – Yerin, Yuju, Eunha, SinB and Umji – also shared their personal letter on social media, thanking their loyal supporters for always being there for them. However, the girls’ future plans weren’t specifically disclosed in the letters. Check out the translated version here:
"this has been gfriend" pic.twitter.com/EFnZCnua0A
— angel ✶ (@shinyrocky) May 19, 2021
For the happy times, for the smile, for the loving times, for the sad times, for the funny times, for the angry times, thank you for all it, all of my GFRIEND memories i will cherish it with honour. I Am PROUD to be called a Buddy.#ThankYouGFriend pic.twitter.com/nr0ckD8wzA
— 回 D.A.ONYX07 ◺◊◿ (@azizulaizat3) May 19, 2021
GFRIEND is done, but at least i believe that your friendship.. and your love for each other last forever.. ♡ pic.twitter.com/XigiCt3CAr
— May ☁️ (@mademyday603B) May 19, 2021
gfriend prayer circle🕯 they'll re-debut all together and be happier and more successful than ever before pic.twitter.com/OVnqm5u5db
— Thank you Gfriend I'll always love you & only you (@eunhas_buddy) May 19, 2021
This is very devastating, but still, we wish Gfriend members all the best in their future careers. #ThankYouGfriend :'(
Source: Jazmine Media.