Rumours surrounding BLACKPINK’s Jisoo (지수) in a relationship with football player Son Heung Min (손흥민) are currently the major talk of the town among netizens on online communities and also social media! Are these two globally known South Korean figures really dating?
Yesterday (Thursday, 7th October), a post on the community forum SLR Club raised speculations that the female idol and the Tottenham Hotspur star are an item. Several netizens took to the online platform to post some “clues” that suggest they may be romantically involved.
Here’s what they found so far:
1. Son Heung Min & Jisoo arrived in Korea from Paris
As stated in the post, Son Heung Min arrived in Korea via Incheon International Airport on Tuesday (5th October) in order to attend the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between South Korea and Syria. However, instead of flying from London, the netizen claimed that he arrived in Korea from Paris.
Jisoo also happened to return to Korea on the same day! As many of you BLINKs know, the 26-year-old had just completed her scheduled appearance in Paris, where she attended the Fashion Week to represent the luxury brand, Dior.
2. Jisoo’s IG Stories at Tottenham Hostpur Stadium
Previously in September of 2019, Jisoo was spotted watching a Premier League match between Spurs and Crystal Palace at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London. The “Kill This Love” singer uploaded a few snapshots from the football game via her Instagram Story, cheering on the team that is home to South Korea’s national soccer team captain.
It is also worth mentioning that according to a series of reports by Korean tabloids, this female idol specially flew all the way to England just to cheer for Son Heung Min. Interesting, huh?
3. Couple bracelets?
Additionally, some fans pointed out that the both Jisoo and the 29-year-old athlete allegedly have the same bracelets. They also brought up the fact that Son Heung Min often kisses his bracelet as a celebration after scoring a goal. According to netizens, Jisoo wore the same bracelet on her left wrist, similar to where Son Heung Min wears his.
So far, Jisoo’s home label, YG Entertainment, has yet to comment on the matter.
Update (Monday, 11th October):
A couple of days after the news came to light, YG has finally come forward to shut down all the claims in regards to Jisoo’s relationship with the Son Heung Min. Their official statement reads:
“We are definitively stating that all the dating rumours related to BLACKPINK’s Jisoo are not true. Our agency has been carefully monitoring the situation. However, as the rumours have even spread internationally, we are concerned that the artist may suffer damages due to the situation. Therefore, we would like to clarify all the misinformation.”
The agency concluded by urging fans and also the public to refrain from spreading any groundless speculation.