Okay, it’s safe to say that the Twitter folks are collectively losing their minds for one reason: Kang Daniel and TWICE’s Jihyo are officially an item!

Earlier this morning, Korean media outlet Dispatch broke the news that the two K-pop stars were last seen on a date in the neighbourhood of Hannam-dong on 1 August and had reportedly began dating at the start of the year. Following the exclusive report, reps from both agencies, JYP Entertainment and KONNECT Entertainment, have since confirmed the news. And fans have taken to stan Twitter to react to the budding romance – here are some of the best ones we’ve dug out.

The ship has sailed, y’all.


So, uhh, has anyone thought of an OTP name for Daniel and Jihyo yet? Here’s a vote from us for NielHyo!

There are a few broken hearts…


Well, you can’t blame the fans for being a lil’ salty though – where else can you find a girlfriend who would personally knit a scarf for you? Jihyo’s a keeper!

But the biggest victim of all?



… is NCT’s Mark, who is known for having a small boy crush on the ex Wanna One member after making a cameo on the variety show It’s Dangerous Beyond The Blankets starring Daniel. Concerned about his ‘broken heart’, fans went on to start the #staystrongmark hashtag – which became one of the top trending topics on Twitter alongside the search terms of ‘Jihyo’ and ‘Kang Daniel’.

Meanwhile, CEO Kang stays unbothered.

In case you didn’t know, Daniel is the CEO of his own agency, KONNECT Entertainment, which he set up earlier in the year. Cue all the hilarious memes.


Yep, this was definitely what went down in the KONNECT HQ.

Regardless of the comments, we’ve got to say that Daniel and Jihyo is arguably the most magical thing to ever happen in the K-idol world. Wanna One’s centre and TWICE’s leader? We stan a powerful couple.

Once again, huge congratulations to the two lovebirds!

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