Do You Think Big Bang's G-Dragon and Mizuhara Kiko are Really Dating?
Big Bang's G-Dragon is mixed up in a dating scandal with Japanese model Mizuhara Kiko again. The pair has recently been spotted cozying up, which has thrown GD's fans into a state of confusion. However, GD's company, YG entertainment, made no mention of the scandal, arousing people's curiosity. So, do you think GD and Mizuhara Kiko are really dating?
A Loving Couple
In the paparazzi photos taken by Korean entertainment media Dispatch, GD touched Kiko in a friendly way. He hugged her and touched her face naturally. The two looked so happy, and smiles overspread their faces, while Kiko's eyes were twinkled with amusement.
As you may know, it's not the first time that GD is mixed up in a dating scandal with the female model. In 2010, Japanese media Sankei reported that the two were dating, but YG denied the rumors of GD's romance with Kiko. However, Since then, the romantic relationship between the two has become an issue again and again. They spent Christmas together in Phuket, Thailand in 2012, while Kiko visited Korea to attend GD's birthday party last August. GD and Kiko also took a trip to the southern Japanese island, Okinawa and attended a fashion show held in Paris, France together.
Actually, both sets of parents are maintaining friendship for years too, which means it's absolutely true that GD and Kiko are having a special relationship.
The Reasons for YG's Silence
YG is keeping its silence regarding GD and Kiko's romantic relationship. Well, there are reasons for it.
GD is an idol star who are being loved by numerous female fans. GD has nothing to gain by being mixed up in a dating scandal. Not only GD but also the other idol stars usually denies their romantic relationships with someone if there is no absolute proof of his or her dating.
Secondly, Kiko is accepted as an unlikeable character in Korea because of what she has done in the past. She visited a Tokyo Yasukuni shrine before, which pays tribute to Japan's war dead including 14 Class-A war criminals. Junichiro Koizumi and other former Japanese prime ministers angered many Korean and Chinese upon visiting Yasukuni on national holidays like New Year's Day in the past. Japanese people's visit to the controversial shrine has been provoking and infuriating neighboring countries that had suffered heavily from invasion and occupation during the Second World War.
So, YG are unwilling to say something about GD and Kiko's relationship because Kiko's bad image in Korea can harm GD's career.
Evidence for Dating
Since 2010, numerous pieces of evidence supporting the relationship between GD and Kiko have been submitted, including how both were seen wearing a matching couple ring, bracelet, and clothes, along with Kiko's frequent visit to Korea and same pictured posted on both stars' instagram. Check out the photos below.