While dating in K-Pop has become more common, it is still something that is often frowned upon, especially if it is shown in a public way.
Yet, one veteran K-Pop idol has gained attention after openly following his former idol girlfriend on Instagram… and it’s none other than Super Junior‘s Ryeowook.
Since debuting, Ryeowook has always gained attention for his golden vocals.
On October 9, Ryeowook finally opened his own Instagram account.
After opening his account, Ryeowook posted an adorable picture that cements that the idol definitely doesn’t age and even seems to be getting younger as time goes by.
As soon as he opened the account, the veteran idol started following people straight away and amidst the expected accounts, including members of Super Junior and other SM Entertainment artists…
In particular, Ryeowook gained attention after following two accounts in particular.
While it might just seem like any username, it is actually the account of Ryeowook’s girlfriend, former Tahiti member Ari.
It was announced that the two idols were dating back in 2020. While they aren’t as public about their relationship, Ryeowook’s activity seems to confirm they’re still dating.
When netizens noticed what happened, many couldn’t stop praising the idol because, in an industry where dating is still taboo, Ryeowook openly followed his girlfriend on his personal account.
Yes Ryeowook you're the man 😘😘😘😘 pic.twitter.com/AFXeygIYYI
— Mae☁️🥀YeSoloCon✨ (@maeechizen_elf) October 9, 2023
Other k-celebs/idols’ dating don’t follow their boyfriend/girlfriend but Ryeowook has the spirit to follow his girlfriend. You get ‘em! https://t.co/X3dM1C9JcO
— 규민 (@km137_) October 9, 2023
ryeowook_official is a supportive boyfriend!!! 💖 lovestagram soon? pic.twitter.com/YGxlZNQvvm
— ☁︎ (@SOF2YA2YAO) October 9, 2023
Ryeowook following Ari. Yes! This is the fighting spirit that we need! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/M55h3QEdKj
— ഒkat 카트 (@teukiemeow) October 9, 2023
While it seems like a small gesture, in the world of K-Pop, even as a veteran idol, it isn’t something that happens a lot. It’s not surprising that fans are praising the idol and loving their relationship.