Today marks the fifth anniversary of “Taekook”, the unit name BTS‘s V and Jungkook gave themselves on April 5, 2016. “Taekook” combines V’s real name, Taehyung, with Jungkook’s name. To celebrate the occasion, here are 20+ iconic friendship photos from their debut until now!
1. At the beginning
Back in 2013, during BTS’s “No More Dream” era, V and Jungkook were inseparable.
2. Eight years later
Over time, their friendship changed and matured, but they are still the best of friends today. Here they are, ringing in the new year together!
3. The selfie that kickstarted 2021
At the beginning of this year, V and Jungkook gifted ARMY with this surprise selfie. Within minutes, “Taekook” became a top trending topic!
4. The selfie that saved 2020
V and Jungkook don’t post selfies together often, but when they do, fans go wild. This 2020 selfie was the first selfie they posted in three whole years!
5. Find a friend who is just as weird as you are
These two love to play around, and it’s pure entertainment for ARMY!
6. From rookies to superstars
When BTS debuted, V and Jungkook were teen rookies. Now, they’re superstars in their mid-twenties. How time flies!
7. That time V crushed Jungkook’s hand…
…and instantly regretted it!
8. The back hug that broke the internet
At the 2020 Golden Disc Awards, V leaned against Jungkook and fans immortalized the moment with photos and videos that took over social media.
9. That time Jin just wanted to watch the show in peace
He’s used to their antics.
10. Uh, Jungkook, there’s something on your back…
…and it’s beautiful!
11. This is what pure joy looks like
Their happiness is ARMY’s happiness!
12. In sync
Together, they set fire to the stage every single time.
Some fans say V and Jungkook are one mind existing in two bodies, and it’s easy to see why!
14. From trials to triumphs
With the rest of their members, V and Jungkook overcame every challenge BTS faced to earn a place in the hall of fame.
15. Name a more dynamic duo
16. Friends who run together…
17. This meme-worthy moment
Are you seeing that?
18. Boys With Luv
Not everyone can pull off pink, but they rocked these outfits for MAP OF THE SOUL: Persona promotions.
19. Flower Boys
Jungkook and V brought fans’ flower crown edits to life at a fan meeting.
20. The Tiger and the Bunny
In many ways, V and Jungkook are total opposites, just like tigers and bunnies, but it works!
21. Best friends are always there to lift each other up…
22. More of this, please!
Right now, BTS’s tour plans are on hold, but one day we hope to see more precious moments like this!