V’s girlfriend: Who’s the girl BTS’s V thinks about for a smile?
BTS has repeatedly contended that ARMY is their only significant other. ARMY is grateful for this profession of devotion from their biases. It’s syrupy sweet to be sure, but even ARMYs get curious about the true personal lives of BTS. Do they have any crushes beyond the safe answer of having a celebrity crush? Have they had any relationships during their time in BTS?
The life of a pop idol is a strange one, and it can be argued that the life of a K-Pop idol is even stranger. Unlike most Western celebrities, their fanbases tend to take it personally when they become romantically involved with anyone. As much as one would hope fans would be able to keep their fantasy life from fracturing their realities, super stans view it as a personal betrayal for their biases to get in a relationship with someone else.
A large portion of the fan community is prone to going up in flames in the event of this because the agencies that manage K-Pop groups basically encourage this type of behavior from K-Pop fans. Most K-pop stars are encouraged not to get into relationships at all during the length of their contracts. And if it’s a situation where they end up getting involved with someone anyway, they sure as heck better hide it well.
Essentially, it’s a combination of idol reluctance and fanatical stan love that makes it difficult to find out about the BTS members’ personal lives. Of course, fan speculation is inevitable and we have our theories. V is one BTS member who has particularly interesting rumors floating around about him.
A subway romance? Kim Yoo-Jung & V
Fans went bonkers when they spotted something they found to be too much of a coincidence. Earlier in 2020, V shared stories of himself riding the subway on social media. That in itself is pretty surprising. It tickled fans to think of their K-Pop boo riding public transportation like a normie.
The rumors started popping up when some fans noticed that another Korean star had also posted subway pics on the same day: Kim Yoo-Jung. The time difference between V and Yoo-Jung’s posts were just hours apart, so some ARMYs started saying they must be involved in a secret romance. A secret subway date sounds cute, but of course, neither celebrity confirmed these far-fetched speculations.
Hi, Kim Taehyung. What are you smiling about?
Another time that V was pegged as having a secret romance was when he kept mentioning a girl named Hi in his Instagram posts. Several Instagram captions included the word ‘Hi’ in it. Although it was inconspicuous at first, as the posts piled up, fans became more and more convinced something was going on.
That fact on its own might seem like a pretty flimsy reason to suspect a secret girlfriend, but V had also begun consistently wearing a ring which fans thought might have been given to him by a significant other.
The management team at BTS sought to clear this up by announcing nothing of the kind was happening. For some that might ease their fears of their bias being taken. For others it might only convince them more that their speculations are spot on. Hopefully, no real relationships of V’s have been stifled on account of his fame.
But what does V have to say?
We’ve spent all this time talking about what others have said about V and secret girls who make him smile, but what does he have to say for himself? A guy deserves to answer his own rumors, right?
V has expressed that he is single on more than one occasion. He says that he had a lot more time for relationships in his pre-debut days and that he was a lot more romantically active at the time. That being said, V says none of these relationships ever got very serious, even going as far as saying they only lasted over roughly 20-day periods.
Kim Taehyung’s ideal type is a girl who would help him manage his finances. Because of the nature of stardom, it can be easy to blow all your money, so V thinks that would be a valuable trait for a significant other to have. He also says that he likes a kind girl who is affectionate even if he himself tends not to be too lovey dovey.
Many fans have tried to match V up with other K-pop idols who fit this description, but the man himself has admitted to no such relationships. It’s the nature of stardom to have people speculate about all aspects of your life and it’s fun to have gab sessions. Of course, it’s important BTS fans do their part in not putting too much pressure on BTS in this regard – no matter how curious you get.