On August 2, it was announced and confirmed that BLACKPINK‘s Jisoo and actor Ahn Bo Hyun were in a relationship.
According to the official report from Dispatch, the two stars have been spotted together in the Yongsan district of Seoul, where Jisoo lives, since May, though some think they found proof they have been dating longer than that. The pair would meet when Jisoo was free for at-home dates, with Ahn Bo Hyun coordinating his schedule with hers.
Netizens responded surprisingly positively, with many shocked at how easily YG Entertainment confirmed this relationship compared to others. A minor segment felt that Jisoo was “on the losing end” due to her fame as a K-Pop idol.
Ahn Bo Hyun is famous in his own right, appearing in dramas like Itaewon Class, Yumi’s Cells, and See You In My 19th Life.
However, there seems to have been an unexpected effect that the relationship announcement had that is working in Ahn Bo Hyun’s favor!
Before the relationship announcement, Ahn Bo Hyun had around 3.7 million followers on Instagram and increased that amount daily by a couple thousand.
However, in the days of and following the dating announcement, he saw a massive spike, gaining more than three hundred thousand followers each day. His Instagram following now sits at 4.4 million and counting.
Jisoo boasts a whopping 74.4 million followers, so it’s easy to assume many learned of her handsome beau after the announcement and followed after researching him.
You can do more “research” on Ahn Bo Hyun below!