Aespa’s Karina And ITZY’s Ryujin Showcase Their Iconic Friendship As Ryujin Reads Out Karina’s Texts

It’s the friendship crumbs fans needed.

ITZY‘s Ryujin and aespa‘s Karina recently dropped some much-needed crumbs of their iconic friendship, and fans are loving it.

Aespa’s Karina | @aespa_official/Twitter

ITZY’s Ryujin |

Despite their very busy schedules, the members of ITZY and aespa managed to become close in the last couple of years.

As time went on, Ryujin revealed that she was close with three members of aespa in particular. But it soon became clear that she had a favorite, and it was Karina.

In fact, at one point the two of them had fans joking about “dating rumors,” especially when Ryujin referred to Karina as jagi, or darling, in a live stream.

In Ryujin’s most recent live stream, she and Karina proved that their friendship is still going strong. Ryujin was live with her fans when she began to receive notifications from Karina. Fans were thrilled to see her reaction to Karina’s messages…

…and perhaps even more so when she read them out loud. Karina wrote that she had attempted to go to bed early but, unable to fall asleep, she ended up watching Ryujin’s live stream instead.

Eventually, Ryujin ended her live stream and closed it off with yet another cute message to Karina.

It’s been a long time since fans got to see interactions between these two besties, save for the knowing look they shared at the 2022 MBC Gayo Daejejeon.

This latest confirmation of their closeness, therefore, has definitely been more than welcome. Now, fans are excited about the possibilities!

Hopefully, we’ll see plenty more of them together in the future.