For most Kpop fans, the shipping of idols is no longer an unfamiliar culture. It has become a phenomenon that most fans either enjoy or despises. It has become a concept that slowly plays an essential role in fandom activities.
The trend of “shipping” idol couples is a familiar activity in K-pop culture. Fans have reason to believe in a romantic relationship between two members of the same group based on their intimate moments or sweet interactions.
Meanwhile, OTP stands for “one true pair/pairing.” OTP refers to the combination of the members of the Kpop group that fans love. Each fan has their own favorite OTP. Let’s take a look at the top most popular “couples” in the Kpop world!
Yunho x Jaejoong (DBSK)
Referring to the “shipping” culture, the iconic couple YunJae cannot be ignored. Not only being close on stage, but the YunJae couple also gave each other natural sweet gestures and eyes that made fans excited. As a popular OTP, YunJae was once separated after Jae Joong, Jun Su and Yoo Chun left SM in 2009. Although they no longer appear together in music activities, the couple is still considered a legend.
G-Dragon x T.O.P (BIGBANG)
GTOP also has a huge fanbase. G-Dragon and T.O.P are especially close when working together in a 2-member unit. The combination of the two cool rappers with their own colorful MVs gains the GTOP couple more and more fans.
Taeyeon x Tiffany (SNSD)
Taeyeon and Tiffany have lived together since the age of 15, spending nearly 2 decades together. Not only are they close friends, they consider each other like sisters when going through a difficult time before and after their debut. Taeyeon also shared that Tiffany has always helped and listened to her no matter what. Taeyeon and Tiffany are SNSD’s most famous OTP ever.
Chanyeol x Baekhyun (EXO)
Chanyeol – Baekhyun is the couple with the biggest fan base of EXO. From their well-matched appearance to their caring and sweet actions on stage and in real life, fans always believe that there is a love relationship between the two male idols. Chanbaek often went out together, drove each other to work and shared many times about the importance of each other.
V x Jungkook (BTS)
BTS’ maknae couple also has the biggest fan base in the group. VKook couple also ranked 1st in the poll of the most favorite Kpop couple in 2021 with more than 3 million votes. Both talented and possessing outstanding visuals, VKook is considered a legendary OTP of the 3rd generation.
Jennie x Lisa (BLACKPINK)
BLACKPINK members are extremely close and attached to each other. While Lisa and Rosé are considered close friends, Jennie is “shipped” with Lisa because they look like a “lover couple”. JenLi is the most popular Kpop female couple in 2021 with 72,251 votes.
BLACKPINK members are extremely close and attached to each other. While Lisa and Rosé are considered close friends, Jennie is “shipped” with Lisa because they look like a “lover couple”. JenLi is the most popular Kpop female couple in 2021 with 72,251 votes. Jennie and Lisa are not only very close, but they also frequently care about, pay attention to, and secretly support each other’s individual activities. They also do not hesitate to express their sweet affection to each other.
Some other popular OTPs in Kpop:
• Donghae x Eunhyuk (Super Junior)
• Mingyu x Wonwoo (SEVENTEEN)
• Yoojung x Doyeon (Weki Meki)
• Ong Seongwoo x Kang Daniel (Wanna One)
• Jeno x Jaemin (NCT Dream)