EXO's Kai breaks up with BLACKPINK's Jennie: SM

Lim Chang-won Reporter Posted : 2019-01-25 16:39 Updated : 2019-01-25 16:39
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SEOUL -- Kai, an EXO member, broke up with BLACKPINK's Jennie in less than a month after an online media outlet exposed the romance of two K-pop heart-throbs, shaking South Korea's music community.

EXO's management agency, SM Entertainment, said in a brief statement on Friday that Kai split up with Jennie. BLACKPINK has been on a concert tour of Asian cities that would end on March 3 in Taipei.

In a report on January 1, Dispatch reported that the 25-year-old EXO rapper was dating with the 23-year-old BLACKPINK lead vocal. Photographs showed them walking hand-in-hand at a park in Seoul in November last year. SM admitted that Kai and Jennie have good feelings, while YG Entertainment claimed it did not know.
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