He thanked them for standing by him during the past year and apologized for not telling them his dating news sooner.“First of all, I’m really sorry to everyone who may have been very surprised when they saw the sudden news this morning,” he said.

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YG Entertainment manages Blackpink, and the agency has stricter rules and dating bans.

While BTS does not have a dating ban, the group has reached international fame and the members dating would be huge news.

Still, the reactions from their fans and agencies hint that overtime the industry could become more accepting of K-pop idols dating.

Park Chanyeol is the main rapper of the popular South Korean boyband EXO.

This gives Kang more creative freedom and independence than a larger agency.

After the dating news broke, Kang posted a message on his fan cafe website to reassure fans.

The statement confirmed, “They are currently meeting with interest in each other.” TWICE debuted in 2015 and has nine members including Jihyo, Nayeon, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Mina, and Tzuyu.

JYP Entertainment has a dating ban for an idol’s first three years.

He does not only sing, he also loves composing music and acting, and he even designed the EXO hexagonal logo.