These BoA and Yunho “Dating” Photos Made Fans Say, “WHAT?! Oh…”

It’s a shipper’s dream come true…sort of.

When taken out of context, pictures have a way of telling their own story, and that’s exactly what happened when an old photo of BoA and TVXQ!‘s Yunho resurfaced.


Yunho and BoA, the original SM Entertainment monarchs, have been best friends for more than a decade.

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They have championed each other’s successes and have supported one another professionally…


…and personally. While BoA was promoting “Nega Dola”, Yunho came to the pre-recording at 1 AM with food that he bragged about purchasing himself, instead of with the company card.


BoA even wrote letters to Yunho when he was in the military.


These two friends love joking around together…


…and have incredible chemistry…


…on and off the stage!


Over the years, shippers have hoped for this close friendship to blossom into a romance, but so far dating rumors have been just that: rumors.


Even so, K-Netz did a double-take when this old photo of BoA and Yunho resurfaced on a Korean forum. In it, BoA and Yunho are walking through an airport in very close proximity. For a moment, this snapshot stirred up the age-old question: “are they more than friends?”.

  • Stop being so over dramatic ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ omg ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
  • They’re so cute together ㅋㅋㅋㅋ


According to this next series of photos, the answer is “no”. Yunho and BoA may have looked couple-like in the first photo, but Yunho was just showing BoA his Anipang game score! At the time, these BFFs were traveling together for work, not for a romantic getaway.

  • Why is it so funny every time a TVXQ member has dating rumors? Remember when Changmin had one with Minho? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
  • Snot came out of my nose cause I laughed too hard ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
  • So f*cking funny ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I heard Yunho started Kakao Talk just for Anipang ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
  • If they were really dating, they would be hiding their closeness at the airport but this just confirms how close they are as friends and it makes me feel better
  • I came into this thread thinking the TVXQ fandom would flip out over this dating rumor but I leave laughing


Still, shippers can dream. Right?

  • They’re so cute together ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
  • I wouldn’t mind if they dated