Media outlet Dispatch has released photos of BIGBANG’s G-Dragon and his alleged girlfriend, model-actress Kiko Mizuhara, out on a date in Seoul.
Cameras caught G-Dragon and Kiko, as well as a group of friends, enjoying a late-night date in a back alley of Itaewon. According to Soompi, Dispatch reported that the two regularly met together at this location, calling it the couple’s ‘hideout.’
In the past, YG Entertainment had always denied all dating rumors between G-Dragon and Kiko, explaining that they are just close friends and emphasized that the two of them were not in a relationship. These rumors first began to surface about four years ago.
However, Dispatch states that they did not appear to care about being caught by cameras and were seemingly not careful about hiding their relationship.
These newly released photos were taken on September 16, following a gathering with friends at a lounge in Cheongdam-dong.
The media outlet has said that G-Dragon and Kiko were solely focused on one another and were seen talking, hugging, and displaying other kinds of ‘skinship.’ Their date was reported to have continued on until the early hours of the next day, before they left in a YG Entertainment van with the rest of their party.
YG Entertainment quickly responded to the photos in a statement, with not much to say on the matter. The agency revealed, “We tend to respect the personal lives of our artists so we don’t have anything to tell you at the moment.”
Netizens' comments to these photos have not been positive, however. According to Koreaboo, these are the most up-voted comments on forums:
"How are you GD fans who have been shielding him all this time going to shield him now after all this? Kekekeke. These photos have just confirmed that GD is brainless."
"I used to be GD’s fan, but now I’m super disappointed in him. That girl (Kiko) is a right-wing.. I’m no longer a fan. This is the end."
"YG is always the only one who acts like they don’t know anything. Mizuhara Kiko… after I saw that she was a right-wing.. I wasn’t fond of her.. but now that it’s been confirmed that she’s dating GD.. I’m not fond of her even more.. they’re both really unlikable."