TWICE's Jihyo and K-pop singer Kang Daniel are reportedly dating
Fans started speculating that Kang Daniel and Jihyo are dating, after the two were spotted on what looked like a date in the Hannam neighbourhood of Seoul on August 1.
Good news, TWICE fans! Your favorite band member Jihyo and the South Korean singer Kang Daniel are dating!
According to a recent article by Soompi, after several speculations by fans where the two pop stars were believed to be dating, Jihyo’s agency JYP Entertainment and Kang Daniel’s agency KONNECT Entertainment, both have commented, "Jihyo and Kang Daniel are in a relationship with mutual feelings toward each other." Soompi also reports that a source close to the two of them shared: “An [idol] sunbae close to Kang Daniel and Jihyo introduced the two to each other.”
In addition to Soompi, another website Dispatch had also reported several times that the two stars are dating. The outlet had reported that Kang and Jihyo were spotted on what looked like a date in the Hannam neighborhood of Seoul on August 1. They also mentioned that the two reportedly began dating at the beginning of the year. The two of them had met at Kang’s home, where Jihyo had driven to in her own car, reveal reports. The two then continued to stay within the neighborhood’s UN Village.
Dispatch's reports further state that Kang and Jihyo meet with each other once a week. The two had also spent time together the day before Jihyo flew out of the country for the then-upcoming TWICE world tour. She hung out with Kang on the very day she flew back in too. As per reports, Jihyo had also met up with Kang after his solo debut showcase on July 25.
Dispatch also reported that Jihyo and Kang are already an 'official' couple in the TWICE community. One of the band-members is reported to have given Jihyo a ride to Kang's home, before returning to pick her up again from there. After they reported the incident, TWICE’s agency JYP Entertainment and Kang Daniel’s agency KONNECT Entertainment stated, “We have seen the report and are checking the facts.”