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Hot Stuff: K-Pop Idols Kai And Jennie Are Dating And Our EXOPINK Hearts Are Living For It

Hot Stuff: K-Pop Idols Kai And Jennie Are Dating And Our EXOPINK Hearts Are Living For It

 

 

Every first day of the year, K-pop fans go to Korean news outlet Dispatch to wait for the celebrity couple that they're going to reveal to the public. Just like the announcement of the secret relationships of SNSD's Yoona and Lee Seung Gi, and Rain and Kim Tae Hee, January 1st has always been a big day for dating scandals. And this year, lo and behold, Dispatch dropped the bomb that BLACKPINK's Jennie and EXO's Kai have been dating since October 2018!

If you've been in the BLINK and EXO-L fandom, you'll know that the ship JenKai (Jennie and Kai) has a huge following. Even though they rarely have interactions with each other, there are fans who love pairing them together. They even made fan accounts to post fan edits and little moments of them together. Now, JenKai seems to have become #canon, as officially confirmed by SM Entertainment, and every EXOPINK stan is living for it!

There's really no denying that K-pop's best dancer and Korea's "it" girl are indeed an item. And just like every #JenKai shipper, we think that they're more than perfect for each other, and here are a few reasons why!

1. They're practically each other's type.

During an interview with Arirang Radio, the BLACKPINK members were asked to choose between sexy and cute when it comes to their ideal type. While the other three members chose cute, Jennie chose sexy. She has always been consistent with her ideal type in numerous interviews which is a sexy guy who is also passionate about his career. That's why there are fans who have always assumed that she would be attracted to EXO's Kai. On the other hand, Kai likes a girl who looks like a "fox" but is gentle and affectionate at the same time. They're really describing each other, huh?

 
 
 
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2. They have couple items. 

Unlike in other parts of the world where PDA is the sign that shows two people are dating, it's different in South Korea. They show their affection towards each other by wearing tons of couple items like shoes, sweaters, and even accessories like couple sunglasses and rings. One of the signs that fans were already noticing even before Kai and Jennie's dating news was released is that they have similar fashion items they've worn in numerous occasions like scarves, coats, shoes, watches, and beanies.

 
 
 
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3. They're both Capricorns.

According to our research and our high belief of astrology, Kai and Jennie are totally compatible based on their zodiac signs! Kai is born on January 14 which is just two days apart from Jennie's birthday which is January 16, making them both Capricorns. And according to the chart, these two have a high compatibility rate! They have similar independent and nurturing qualities and are professionally skilled towards their work. We also found out that it's quite impossible to know what's going on in a Capricorn's love life because they like keeping their relationship to themselves. Well, that's true for Jennie and Kai until Dispatch broke the news! 

 
 
 
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4. They have the same nickname and a quirk for bears.

Not only are they a "KimKim" couple; Jennie and Kai also share the nickname "Nini"! Jennie even named her teddy bear "Nini" and brings it everywhere especially when she's travelling. And speaking of bears, it's a known fact in the EXO-L fandom that Kai is also obsessed with bears! His fans endearingly call him "Nini Bear," and he has embodied his spirit animal through wearing clothing with bear designs on it! Seriously, these two can't get any cuter! 

 
 
 
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5. They're both high fashion ambassadors.

From their impeccable sense of style to their front row appearances at fashion events, there's no doubt that these two have become fashion stars in their own right. And because of this, they couldn't be more perfect to be ambassadors of the biggest fashion houses in Paris–Kai for Gucci and Jennie for Chanel. They actually attended Paris Fashion Week last September, but to our dismay, we found that that they weren't there at the same time after all. Hopefully, we'll see our high-fashion couple together in the City of Lights next season!

 
 
 
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6. They're both the sexiest member of their groups.

Since Kai and Jennie are both from two of the most popular K-pop groups right now, EXO and BLACKPINK respectively, they're pairing is simply too good (and powerful) to be true! What we love about them is that even though they seem like actual cuddly bears off-stage, Kai and Jennie overflow with charisma whenever they perform. They are described as the sexiest members of their groups and even have the ability to capture non-fans with their unrivaled stage presence! From their topnotch visuals to their alluring charm, Jennie and Kai are two of the hottest idols right now, and they surely know how to own it. JenKai is K-pop's power couple, indeed!

 
 
 
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We all know that dating in the K-pop scene can get messy. From fans not wanting their idols to be in relationships to entertainment agencies imposing dating bans on their artists, we can't help but feel worried for Jennie and Kai. But with SM and YG's confirmation and the massive support from EXOPINK stans, we hope that our JenKai ship will smoothly sail from now on.

Knowing that our faves are making each other the happiest is enough for us fans to be happy, too. In the spirit of Kai's New Year IG post with the caption, "Can I be happy with you this year as well? It's me Kai who wants to be happy with you forever," let's keep the positivity and love this 2019! All together now: we are one in your area!

 
 
 
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This article has been edited on January 2, 2018.

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