Dispatch‘s report of BLACKPINK‘s Jisoo and actor Ahn Bo Hyun‘s dating news shocked many fans. Yet, there might have been some clues leading up to the announcement.
jisoo and ahn bo hyun feels so random. like never would i have linked the two 😭pic.twitter.com/hFB3GaG5mo
— 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐧 (@shanxeditss) August 3, 2023
The couple began dating since at least May of this year. They had dinner dates at her apartment amidst their busy schedules. According to an insider, “Jisoo is a member of a world star girl group. There was no other choice since there are limited date places.”
Their respective agencies have since confirmed the relationship. Jisoo’s agency, YG Entertainment, and Ahn Bo Hyun’s agency, FN Entertainment, made the following statements.
They are getting to know each other little by little with good feelings. We would appreciate it if you would keep a warm eye on them. Ahn Bo Hyun and Jisoo are in the stages of getting to know each other with good feelings. We hope you look over them warmly.
While the dating news was unexpected, here are 3+ clues that Ahn Bo Hyun and Jisoo were seeing each other with good feelings!
1. Jisoo watching K-Drama Yumi’s Cells
On more than one occasion, Jisoo mentioned watching K-Drama Yumi’s Cells. At the time, fans thought she was supporting her friend and former fellow MC of the music show Inkigayo in 2017, GOT7‘s Jinyoung. In light of her dating news with Ahn Bo Hyun, they realized he also stars in Yumi’s Cells!
2. Ahn Bo Hyun’s reaction to Han So Hee singing BLACKPINK song
During an interview with Netflix for Han So Hee and Ahn Bo Hyun’s K-Drama My Name back in 2021, she tried to get him to sing BLACKPINK’s “As If It’s Your Last.”
3. Smugglers VIP Screening
July 20, Jisoo and Ahn Bo Hyun both attended the VIP screening of the new film Smugglers, starring actors Kim Hye Soo, Go Min Si, and Jo In Sung, about freediving women who start smuggling after losing their jobs.
4. Mutual Friends
Fans have pointed out that Ahn Bo Hyun and Jisoo have several mutual connections that likely set them up. This includes GOT7’s Jinyoung, actor Ahn Dong Goo, and actress Kim Go Eun.
It started from jisoo being a fan of yumi cells 😭 pic.twitter.com/meDcWx4afi
— kenji 𓅓 (@_yk2aii) August 3, 2023
We can’t forget Chef Baek Jong Won, either! Ahn Bo Hyun worked with him on The Backpacker Chef, and Jisoo guested on Delicious Rendezvous.
BLINK: Will you watch Yumi’s Cells season 2?
JISOO: I already watched it hahahakekke
HER BOYFRIEND IS PART OF THE CAST AND WE DIDN’T KNOW IT😭 surely she must have watched it for Bohyun😂 pic.twitter.com/gACbnPn1Ao
— FRA || SAW BLACKPINK (@LILIEXPLICIT) August 3, 2023
5. Couple photos
Eagle-eyed netizens noticed both Jisoo and Ahn Bo Hyun had visited the same locations and shared photos of it on Instagram, including Universal Studios.
han sohee singing as if it’s your last by blackpink while looking at ahn bohyun. how did we miss the details pic.twitter.com/o8itsi5BVn
— 💽 (@bIurredmirrors) August 3, 2023
6. Jisoo’s reflection
Ahn Bo Hyun is known to post “boyfriend” pictures on Instagram, yet one might be a true boyfriend pic. Some netizens pointed out it appears Jisoo might have taken the photo below.
no wonder both of them came to ‘Smugglers’ VIP screening few days ago☺️
— 💫 (@kdramasfangirl) August 3, 2023
BLINKs resurfaced a video of Jisoo video-calling someone whose face is blurred. They now believe it to be Ahn Bo Hyun.
— ke 꽃 (@actressooyaaa) August 3, 2023