G-Dragon, member of K-pop idol group Big Bang, has been dating Japanese model-actress Kiko Mizuhara for four years, according to Korean entertainment news outlet Dispatch on Wednesday.
The news went viral after Dispatch unveiled several photos of G-Dragon and Kiko, taken on Sept. 16, while they were supposedly on a date in Seoul.
The two were not on their own, but having a party with friends. But they looked as if they were a couple outside a lounge bar located in Cheongdam-dong, southern Seoul.
In the photos, they exchanged jokes, laughed together and whispered in each other’s ears. The 26-year-old musician also tenderly cuddled the 23-year-old Japanese star, stroked her hair and rubbed her cheeks just outside the bar.
The two have yet to confirm the report.
The dating rumors surrounding the two have been circulating since 2010.
Most recently, G-Dragon was seen sitting just a few seats away from Kiko at the Chanel 2015 spring-summer fashion show in Paris on Sept. 30.
Every time the speculations surfaced, however, the two have flatly denied them, saying “We are just friends.”
G-Dragon’s label YG Entertainment stated that it had nothing to say as it respected the musician’s private life.
YG will soon announce its official stance after checking with G-Dragon, the agency said.
By Ock Hyun-ju (email@example.com