From Korea to Thailand, celebrity couples take turns shocking the industry and the public with their dating news.
Baifern Pimchanok – Nine Naphat: The happiest couple
Baifern Pimchanok and Nine Naphat first collaborated in the 2019 Thai movie “Friend Zone” and later in
“A Tale of Ylang Ylang” in 2021. The on-screen couple quickly gained popularity among the audience who strongly supported them becoming an item.
After 2 occasions of working together, there were some serious changes in Baifern and Nine’s real-life relationship. The pair released many intimate moments behind-the-scenes and at public events. In a promotional event for “A Tale of Ylang Ylang” earlier this year, actor Nine’s mother actively ‘shipped’ him and actress Baifern.
On November 29th, “Thairath” reported that Nine and Baifern had moved to “more than friends” and became a couple. Previously, Nine publicly confessed his feelings for Baifern and was waiting for her answer.
At the “Motor Expo 2022,” Baifern happily shared her relationship with Nine: “I am grateful to him for always cherishing me like that. A new relationship started when he confessed his feelings for me.”
The couple received so much support in Asia that every social media showed their happiness when Baifern accepted Nine’s love confession.
Jennie (BLACKPINK) – V (BTS): Victims of privacy breach
In May, a photo of two people allegedly V and Jennie driving on a date in Jeju Island surfaced on the Internet, raising controversy and suspicion of the two idols dating.
There were mixed opinions on social media when the news broke out. While fans believed the photos were photoshopped and the original people in the picture were V and J-Hope, others believed that could not have been V and J-Hope because of a different hairstyle and glasses in “In The Soop.”
Afterwards, several social media accounts posted more of the so-called “evidence of dating” between V and Jennie, one of which was @Gurumiharibo. The person was active on Twitter and Telegram during this time and constantly released “dating images” of the alleged couple at different locations.
While fans tried their best to debunk the photos as photoshopped and edited, V’s and Jennie’s respective agencies have not spoken up to refute or confirm the ongoing allegation.
Moreover, leaked photos of other BLACKPINK members appeared suspiciously on the Internet. A growing number of people believed Jennie was being breached of privacy. The situation shifted to the issue of serious privacy invasion that angered the public.
Park Min Young – CEO Kang Jong Hyun: A series of “gifting” and “gold-digging” scandals
Kang Jong Hyun was regarded to be a notorious figure that had a history of illegal activities and was sentenced to 3 years in prison for embezzlement.
When the news broke out, Park Min Young was rumored to be a “gold digger.” She received a supercar and money from the CEO. In response, actress Park’s agency denied the rumors and Kang Jong Hyun also spoke on her behalf and clarified he had never gifted her a car.
Zhou Dongyu – Liu Haoran: When ‘Best Actress’ and top young actor became a couple
Zhou Dongyu and Liu Haoran previously collaborated in “Fire On The Plain” and “The Founding of an Army,” which subsequently led to the news of a real-life relationship following their coupling on-screen.
In September, fans saw with their eyes photos of dating between the two stars. Afterwards, “Sina” released a video of them going out for tennis and returning to Liu Haoran’s house.
Zhou Dongyu earned ‘Best Actress’ at the 2016 “Golden Horse Film Awards” and later two more at the “Golden Rooster Film Awards” and “Hong Kong Film Award” in 2020. She became the third actress to have a hatrick of “Best Actress” Awards alongside Zhou Xun, Zhang Yiyi.
Liu Haoran is also a successful actor at 25, boasting a pan-Asian popularity with “With You” and “Detective Chinatown.” “Maoyan” also listed him in the top 2 of artists with the most box-office sales with Jackson Yee. actor Liu and actress Zhou were in the “Forbes China Top 20.”
Yamazaki Kento – Hirose Suzu: shocking love story of “Nation’s Visual Treasure” of Japan that shocked Asia
In July, Bunshun Online exposed the dating of two famous Japanese stars Yamazaki Kento and Hirose Suzu who celebrated Suzu’s 24th birthday early on and watched a kickboxing match at night.
Kenzo was seen going to his girlfriend’s residence by the arist transportation car, implicitly showing the company’s support and acknowledgement of their status. However, when Bunshun Online contacted them for more information, the company said indifferently: “We leave private matters to the two of them.”
Yamazaki Kento and Hirose Suzu worked together in “Your Lie in April” (2016) and are both well-known stars in Japan. Kento was ViVi’s chosen “National Treasure Ikemen” two times.
Outside of Japan, Kento boasts a massive fan base after “Death Note” popularity and as well as “Good Doctor”, “Alice in Borderland” to name a few. In 2020, he was in the “Forbes Asia Top 100.”
Source: Dispatch, Sina, Thairath