Who is Blackpink's Jennie dating? The truth behind relationship rumors with Exo’s Kai and Teddy Park of 1TYM
K-Pop band Blackpink is the talk of the town, especially after the release of their first Korean studio album 'The Album' on October 2 with third and main single 'Lovesick Girls'. As fans celebrate the music, here's a closer look at the band members — consisting of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa. The Korean band is not only the first K-pop girl group to top Billboard's Emerging Artists chart but has also shattered many records with their song releases.
Now, as all eyes are on their new album, let's take a deep dive into their romantic lives — or the lack of it. As per a Style Caster report, there is not much talk about their flings or affairs on the Internet like the rest of the music industry due to YG Entertainment's strict "dating ban." A Korea Boo report detailed what all the girl band is prohibited from after Blackpink confirmed it in an interview on JYP’s Party People in 2017. Not just indulging in romantic relationships, the band members have also been reportedly told to stay away from smoking, drinking, clubbing and even driving.
Jennie Kim — who made her debut with YG Entertainment for Blackpink in August 2016 and made her solo debut with 'Solo' on November 12, 2018 — is perhaps the only member who has been open about her relationships. As per several reports, the rapper and singer dated Exo’s Kai from October 2018 to January 2019. Korean news outlet Dispatch confirmed it after "Kai picked Jennie up at her house after coming back from a schedule in Hawaii." The photos were circulated in the media as the two got into a car together for their date at Sky Park.
Exo’s management company SM Entertainment confirmed the couple’s relationship in December 2018. However, fans were already curious and shipping them after Kai and Jennie shared similar pictures in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on social media. Shockingly, their romance came to an end by January 2019. Confirming the news, SM Entertainment released an official statement saying, "It is true that Kai and Jennie have recently parted ways," the company said in a statement. While the reason was not clear, a source told Naver at the time that their different schedules had started to affect the relationship. To focus on their careers, the two parted ways but remained friends.
Back in 2017, there were rumors that Jennie was dating producer Teddy Park of 1TYM. Soompi reported that according to an industry insider, the two were able to get close despite their 17-year age gap. Park had worked on several Blackpink songs like 'Boombayah', 'As If It’s Your Last', 'Playing With Fire' and 'Whistle'. However, in no time, YG Entertainment shut down the rumors and said in a statement: “This is the first time we’ve heard about Teddy and Jennie’s dating rumor. The rumor about Teddy and Jennie’s dating rumor are not true. We’ll be taking legal actions against groundless rumors.”
If rumors are to be believed, Jennie has been attached to many other stars like Harry Styles and Big Bang’s Taeyang. However, none of them have been true. When Jennie entered the music world, she revealed how the management warned her about false rumors.
Since the first day I entered YG Entertainment, Yang Hyun Suk sajangnim told me to always be careful of boys," she said in 2016. Currently, there is no news about her dating life and she seems to be happily single.