South Korean media are reporting that Jihyo of girl group TWICE, and singer-songwriter Kang Daniel have parted ways.
“It is true that they broke up recently,” a JYP entertainment representative told Soompi. JYP manages TWICE.
The couple’s relationship lasted for a year and 3 months.
The 23-year-old K-pop stars reportedly cited busy work schedules as the reason for their break-up, leaving them unable to meet, according to Korean entertainment news website Dispatch.
Dispatch, citing sources, said that Jihyo and Kang Daniel wanted to focus on their careers respectively, and that “both of them had clear goals,” including album preparations.
KONNECT Entertainment, Kang Daniel’s entertainment agency, has yet to release a statement on the break-up.
Kang Daniel and Jihyo met through a mutual acquaintance in 2018, and went public with their relationship in August 2019. – with reports from Winona Castelo/Rappler.com
Winona Castelo is a Rappler intern.