What better way to kickstart 2019 than some red-hot dating news in K-town? The newest power couple of the year is none other than two of the trendiest idols in the scene, EXO’s Kai and BLACKPINK’s Jennie!

In news that shook the entertainment industry earlier this morning, Korean media outlet Dispatch (a domestic tabloid notorious for its annual tradition of exposing celebrity couples to the public every 1st Jan, the previous victims being BIGBANG’s G-Dragon and former After School member Jooyeon) revealed that the two stars have been dating in secret since October.

Kai Jennie

According to the report, the pair was recently spotted holding hands on a date at a park in Seoul. In addition, Dispatch claims that Kai’s seemingly unassuming Instagram post on 25 November was actually a photo taken by his new bae, Jennie.

Following the shocking revelation, SM Entertainment confirmed that the two indeed have “positive feelings” towards each other – and fans on Twitter exploded over the budding romance. Check out some of the best reactions below:

What else can we say, dude sure knows how to get ’em girls. And in case you didn’t know, Kai and Krystal of f(x) were previously an item. They’ve split in 2017.

For the uninitiated, Jennie just wrapped up promotions for her solo debut track ‘SOLO’. Looks like she ain’t a shining solo anymore!

Gotta thank those Inkigayo sandwiches!

Here’s the TL;DR: BIGBANG’s Seungri, who ironically happens to be Jennie’s fellow labelmate, dished that idols would sneakily scribble down their numbers on the plastic wrap of the famous sandwiches sold at the Inkigayo cafeteria, and pass it on to their crush.

If Jennie not-so-coincidentally naming her puppy Kai isn’t enough to convince you that they are literally a match made in heaven, the BLACKPINK member also owns a teddy bear called Nini, which happens to be one of Kai’s nicknames given by fans.

But that’s not the only thing they have in common; this fan broke it down perfectly.

Not to mention they’re both faces of luxury brands – Kai with his Gucci duds and Jennie, well, is basically a Human Chanel. Name a more powerful duo than #JenKai!

And while most fans are busy showering the new couple with their best wishes, EXO-Ls are the ones asking the REAL question… Welp, guess this clears up the doubts!

Once again, huge congratulations to Kai and Jennie!

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