Although the world of K-Pop and K-Dramas couldn’t be further apart, netizens love it when their favorite idols and actors showcase their dazzling friendship. One duo that has always gained the love of fans is BTS‘s V and actor Park Bo Gum.
Neither V nor Park Bo Gum has ever been shy about talking about their friendship. Back in 2016, BTS’s V appeared on one of the first episodes of the reality series Celebrity Bromance with actor and rapper Kim Min Jae.
In the episode, V revealed that Park Bo Gum is someone that he contacts all the time and also revealed how the duo became friends.
Bo Gum used to be an MC in Music Bank. At that time, we exchanged our contact information and found our common ground. We get along very well in terms of hobbies.
— BTS’s V
They’ve also shared some of the cutest pictures ever with netizens. Both V and Park Bo Gum have effortless and innocent visuals, and they manage to showcase their cheeky personalities at the same time.
More recently, the duo (and BLACKPINK‘s Lisa) became the main event after attending the CELINE S/S 2023 Menswear Collection for Paris Fashion Week. Throughout the event, V and Park Bo Gum showcased their friendship.
— riah⁷ (@swtmilktae) June 26, 2022
V, Lisa, and Park Bogum at the Celine Fashion Show in Paris.
omgggg the main event, taehyung taehyung look so cool, Lisa look so beautiful, Bogum look so handsome. they are all so charming 😍 pic.twitter.com/T6a7BhN4TH
— denisha (rest) (@ourscenery_v) June 26, 2022
Well, it seems like the duo has recently reunited. In social media posts from Korean netizens, many shared that they had seen V and Park Bo Gum at the Liechtenstein Hall exhibition at COEX. One lucky netizen shared pictures of the celebrities at a public event and enjoying their time off.
In the tweet, the OP shared that they had seen the two celebrities amongst the crowds and even added that although it had been eight years since seeing Park Bo Gum, he looked the same.
I saw Park Bo Gum and V in a place where it was full of people. I think I saw Solbi before that too? When I go to places like this, I realize I have pretty good taste. Anyways, it’s been like 8 years since I’ve seen Park Bo Gum but he looks the same.
When netizens saw the pictures, they loved that V and Park Bo Gum were enjoying themselves and having a well-earned rest after their busy schedules.
While OP noticed who it was straight away, many others explained how they recognized V, but it took a Park Bo Gum account to reveal that the “friend” they saw with the idol was actually Park Bo Gum.
Another netizen shared a story of meeting V at the event. In the tweet, they explained the idol looked like a puppy, and had fluffy hair and big eyes. They shared their interaction with V after someone recognized him.
He was laughing [after the question] before raising his shoulders and saying, “Hmm? No. Nope?!?!” Anybody can tell it was Taehyung, his playful attitude brought tears to my eyes. I think he wasn’t recognized because everyone was looking at paintings, so I carefully told him, ‘I’m an ARMY!’
— OP 2
Of course, even in public places, V won’t miss an opportunity to interact with ARMYs. The OP then explained that they were just going to go after telling V they were a fan, but the idol then surprised them by shaking their hand.
He then replied, ‘Oh, really?’ before laughing and giving me his hand ㅠㅠ I was really going to go after just telling him I was his fan, but he gave me his hand first, so we shook hands ㅜㅜ ha… Then someone said, ‘Me, too!’ and so he shook their hands too.
— OP 2
On social media, many lucky netizens shared their experiences, and it wasn’t surprising how jealous ARMYs were. As expected, each fan who greeted V and Park Bo Gum showed the utmost respect and shared their stories after leaving so that people wouldn’t come and crowd the celebrities.
In the past, V shared about the time he and Park Bo Gum went to Lotte World and had to leave because too many fans noticed them, but they seemed to have enough space to enjoy themselves.
Sometimes, netizens believe that Korean celebrities have no freedom to enjoy themselves. However, when fans are respectful of boundaries, they are able to go out like normal people and enjoy time with their friends.
You can read more about their friendship below.