BTS Has Been Notoriously Shy About Their Romantic Lives — Are the Members Dating Anyone?
Who are the BTS guys dating? The K-pop band has millions of diehard fans, but are any of the members in relationships that we know of?
It goes without saying at this point that BTS is one of the biggest acts in music. The band is arguably the top K-pop group in the world, and they've widely contributed to the genre hitting mainstream American radios. The seven members have become bona fide celebrities themselves, and after churning out hit after hit, they have fans (who are known as the ARMY) dying to know all the details about their personal lives.
The BTS members, which include Jin, Jimin, Suga, Jungkook, J-Hope, RM, and V, notoriously keep their relationship statuses under wraps. Who are the BTS guys dating? Read on to find out all that we know about who the band members have reportedly romanced.
Who are the BTS guys dating?
While each of the seven BTS members is currently professing themselves to be single, many fans are under the impression that a few might actually be dating someone secretly.
Back in 2018, CNN reported that "K-Pop stars are often forbidden from disclosing personal details, with some even having a 'no dating' clause in their contracts." It has been widely speculated over the years that the BTS members have this clause in their contract, since being single creates a level of allure for fans.
While the BTS bandmates might be keeping their relationship statuses under wraps, there are a few rumored romances between members and other famous faces.
There was speculation that vocalist Jin might have dated Lee Gook Joo, a South Korean comedian, because he specifically mentioned her in the "Thanks To" section of the first three BTS albums.
Plus, she mentioned Jin in an interview in 2015, saying that the two had grown close. However, the rumors were never confirmed.
V reportedly romanced a BTS fan named Hi in the past. Rumors were fueled when V would post on Instagram with captions including the word "Hi" in them; fans thought that V was wearing a ring Hi gave him as well.
Big Hit Entertainment, BTS's record label, even commented on the romance rumors. According to several reports, Big Hit Entertainment confirmed that he and Hi were just friends.
In 2023, it was speculated that V and BLACKPINK's Jennie were dating, but that was never confirmed.
ARMY members speculated that Suga was dating K-pop singer Suran after the two collaborated on the song "Wine" in 2017. The romance rumors were further fueled when Suran posted a photo of macarons with the caption "Yoongi," which is Suga's birth name.
"The dating rumors of Suga and Suran are not true. They have only worked on music production together," Big Hit Entertainment said in a statement.
Suran herself went on to deny the rumors, and she apologized for upsetting fans into thinking that she was dating Suga.
"Hello, this is Suran," the singer later wrote on Instagram. "First, I’d like to offer my sincere apologies if there is anyone whom I unintentionally wounded." She went on to apologize for the word she used in the caption.
"I often use abstract expressions in my everyday life. The intense criticism that I received saying the expression I used isn’t standard has both shocked and wounded me greatly," she continued. She also wrote that she thought about deleting the post, and that she was just trying to make music.
Suga was also rumored to be dating Red Velvet member Wendy in 2022, but that also was not confirmed.
K-Pop fans were shipping Jimin with KARA singer Han Seung-yeon after she said she had a crush on him in an interview in 2018. She said that she had noticed Jimin when they were promoting their collaborations.
"We were promoting 'Danger' and 'Mamma Mia' at the same time, and since then, I had my eye on him," she said. She then said that she felt something again when the bands crossed paths again later.
"I was really happy when I saw him," she finished. Nonetheless, the two were never a confirmed item.
Jimin was also rumored to have been dating South Korean actress Song Da-eun in 2022 as fans saw them posting Instagram stories at similar times and attending the same events. That relationship was never confirmed, either.
Jungkook has been rumored to have dated some of K-pop's top artists, including Jung Chae Yeon from DIA and Jeong Ye-In from Lovelyz. In 2019, Jungkook was photographed at lunch with a mystery woman, which many speculated was a date. Big Media Entertainment later said that the whole thing occurred after Jungkook got a new tattoo, and he grabbed a meal with others from the tattoo parlor.
Most recently, rumors have suggested that Jimin dated actress Lee Yoo Bi, but it remains unconfirmed.
Unlike some of his BTS counterparts, J-Hope was not publicly linked to anybody for many years. However, that all changed in 2023 when rumors emerged that he and model Irene Kim were an item. Nonetheless, neither J-Hope nor Irene have commented publicly confirming or denying their romance.
Like J-Hope for many years, RM has not been involved in the romance rumors that other BTS members have been subjected to. But, he reportedly was in a serious relationship that came to an end in 2017 when the band really took off. He has never confirmed such a rumor, and it's unclear just who this mystery person might have been.
Though we might not be seeing any official BTS romances for some time given the rumor of a dating clause's existence in their contracts, the rumors will likely never stop.