Red Velvet‘s Irene guest starred on Idol Room, where she was asked about her close friendship with BLACKPINK‘s Jennie. Irene revealed that they first met at hair salon.
“We went to the same hair salon. We go to different salons now but we became close.”
Irene has a shy personality where she can’t approach people easily for the first time. Thankfully, Jennie took the initiative and approached Irene with an adorable smile – and that’s when Irene and Jennie became fast friends!
“It’s hard for me to become close to people but she came up to me first, calling me ‘unnie’.”
Although Irene and Jennie rarely have the time to meet, they find time to share a meal whenever they can.
“We can’t meet up often because of our busy schedules but when we do meet, we eat together.”
Irene also shared a special moment when Jennie video called her during her birthday party with fans, and it basically sealed the friendship for them!
“I was celebrating my birthday party when she video called me. I told her I was with my fans, and she screamed that she was a Reveluv too.”
The hosts had to wonder, what kind of nickname would Irene use to save Jennie in her phone’s contacts. The Red Velvet leader never failed to surprise as she simply replied, “Jennie…”
Irene and Jennie’s friendship story will definitely go down in history as one of the cutest couples around!