K-pop fans are going nuts on social media after news came out that TWICE’s Jihyo and singer Kang Daniel are dating. This was confirmed by their respective managements, saying in a joint statement, “They are currently meeting with interest in each other.”
The rumors started when Dispatch spotted the couple on a date in the Hanam neighborhood in Seoul last week. They reportedly began seeing each other in the beginning of the year, and Jihyo would drive to Daniel’s house.
Koreaboo also reported that Jihyo would be dropped off and picked up by a TWICE member. That’s true friendship, you guys.
Following the confirmation, Daniel posted a letter to his fans on his official website. In the first part, he apologized to the fans who may have been “very surprised” by the news. “You may not have been able to focus on anything all day, and I’m worried over whether I’m writing to you too late. I’m very sorry because I couldn’t say it beforehand, and also because I’m talking about this in a space that could overflow even if it was just full of the words between all of you and myself,” he said. He ended the letter by expressing his gratitude to those who’ve been there to him, even when he didn’t have engagements or was the subject of “speculative talk with malicious intent.”
But based on online reaction to Daniel and Jihyo’s relationship, fans were ecstatic. At one point, “Jihyo” even topped the Philippines’ Twitter trends.