Blackpink’s Jennie and BTS’ V seemingly confirmed their long-rumored romance when they were filmed holding hands on a walk in Paris this week. Now, their entertainment agencies YG (Jennie’s) and HYBE (V’s) have broken their silence on the two idols’ relationship status—but they neither confirmed nor denied their romantic connection. The agencies told Sports Seoul, via Soompi, “It is difficult to check [regarding this matter on the artists’ private lives].”
Their comment this week echoes the comment YG Entertainment made regarding the speculated couple’s relationship last May when photos surfaced of them seemingly driving on Jeju island together. YG Entertainment told press at the time that “we have nothing to say [regarding this matter]. We will inform you if we have a different response to share.”
French journalist Amar Taoualit shared the video of the couple, whom he wrote was Jennie and V, walking in the French city on his TikTok. He confirmed to fans that messaged him that it really was the Blackpink and BTS singers:
Jennie is in France for the Cannes Film Festival, where the The Idol will premiere. It is her first acting role.
The singer spoke to ELLE in November about how she de-stresses amid all her projects. While she didn’t mention her love life, she did discuss the role her loved ones play in her life. “For the past few years, having my close friends, having my family around, and just trying to balance that work life and personal life was very important for me,” she said. “Because once you get caught in one life, if that’s not balanced, I think that’s when everything starts collapsing. I don’t think one specific thing could de-stress me, because we’ve got something going on every single moment, but keeping a positive mind, just taking care of your mental health and your body, is definitely something that I do…. I meditate, stretch, read, sleep.”
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