Another day, another dating rumour. No stranger to ‘dating scandals’ that follow his every interaction with the opposite sex, G-dragon’s love life has been a hot topic amongst fans and netizens alike since his debut. And between eagle-eyed netizens sleuthing their way through suspiciously similar social media posts to hackers leaking photos from GD’s private IG account, there’s no wonder his list of dating scandals is impressively long (and detailed) for an Korean celebrity. We break it down.
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HeeDragon erupted from the ‘WonderBang’ era back in 2007 when BIGBANG and Wonder Girls had frequent collaborations onstage starting with a ‘Lies’ and ‘Tell Me’ medley. While there were countless of ships including TOP x Yoobin and Sunye x Taeyang. While none of them gained much steam, HeeDragon became one of GD’s oldest dating rumours – with longtime VIPs swearing that their relationship was an “open secret” – thanks to matching outfits and accessories, as well as the time GD allegedly gave SoHee a pink laptop which was inscribed with his initials.
Rumours of #Jiko surfaced in 2010, and in the five or so years before the unofficial “ending” of their on-again, off-again relationship (we say unofficial because both parties strongly denied the rumours), G-dragon and model Kiko Mizuhara were spotted hanging out on many, many occasions and in many different countries. From going to amusement parks, to attending GD’s concert to holidaying together to partying with their friend groups to displaying skinship in public, it was impossible for fans to dismiss the possibility that they were dating.
Although they had met each other at a photoshoot back in early 2016, rumours of G-dragon and Japanese model Nana Kotmatsu only surfaced in May that year after his private Instagram was hacked, and photos of Nana and GD hanging out were leaked. Their “relationship” was short-lived however, as it was soon revealed that Nana was dating a Japanese actor.
Mostly based off Instagram activity and social media similarities, the Taeyeon x G-Dragon shipping has to be the most unrealistic of the lot (sorry TaeGon shippers!). Needless to say, both SM Entertainment and YG Entertainment have quickly debunked the rumours which started after Jiko’s demise, and Taeyeon x Baekhyun’s actual breakup back in 2015.
Another far-fetched rumour that was quickly quelled, the Sulli and G-Dragon pairing started this year after fans spotted the two sporting similar jewellery and riding in first-class seats on the same airline. With regards to YG Entertainment’s clarification, they said, “We personally asked G-Dragon, and he said, as he laughed, that the rumors are false and make no sense.”
Goo Hara’s friendship with G-dragon was put under the microscope after photos of their group hangout at Lotte World amusement park, along with idols like Ga In and Sulli, surfaced. This came after she (and the same celebs mentioned earlier) were present at G-dragon’s PeaceMinusOne fashion exhibit in Paris. While Goo Hara quickly denied all rumours, we imagine their next interaction might have been a tad awkward…
The latest celebrity to be linked with G-dragon, the pair’s unexpected friendship caused much stir online. Rumours first started circulating when a video of them using the Kwai app was accidentally posted up online – which led to netizens digging through and analysing similar social media posts, showing that GD and Jooyeon were indeed hanging out quite frequently at different locations. With that being said, Jooyeon has since stepped out to deny said rumours, and netizens have stated that Jooyeon was friends with GD’s manager, which explained their close friendship.
Last but certainly not least, the Daragon ship is definitely the longest sailing one – since 2005 to be exact, even before Dara became a trainee at YGE. However, the ship was only solidified after GD’s Heartbreaker album after GD and Dara performed ‘Hello’. In the 12 years since, there have been countless “evidences” ranging from couple wear-like outfits, teasing social media interactions, suspicious song dedications and even a prank where GD seemingly “kissed” Dara’s head while escorting her to a waiting vehicle after a group dinner. More recently, the label-mates stirred up a frenzy when Dara was a guest at G-dragon’s Act III, M.O.T.T.E ‘Moment of Truth The End stop in Manila and Kuala Lumpur. While YGE and the artistes themselves have denied the rumours, this doesn’t stop applers from shipping Daragon nonetheless.
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