Following the report of BIGBANG‘s G-Dragon and BLACKPINK‘s Jennie having been in a relationship for one year, a close friend of both artists shared why YG Entertainment may be so quiet about acknowledging the news.

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According to an exclusive report from SPOTV, who were able to speak with two people claiming they were close friends of both G-Dragon and Jennie, both G-Dragon and Jennie were not shy about hiding their relationship to their friends.

G-Dragon and Jennie weren’t hiding their relationship. They introduced each other as their boyfriend or girlfriend, and they would meet up together with their friends.

I think it was burdensome for the two to admit their relationship, considering their various personal situations.

— Friend 1

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A different friend shared another reason why it might be so difficult for the two to acknowledge their relationship.

It won’t be easy to acknowledge the relationship rumors, since they are in the same agency and a junior-senior within the same industry.

I don’t think they want to have the name modifier of ‘G-Dragon’s girlfriend’ or ‘Jennie’s boyfriend’, which may happen after confirming their relationship.

— Friend 2

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Another noteworthy thing pointed out was that with all of G-Dragon’s rumored relationships, he has not publicly confirmed any of them. G-Dragon himself personally believes that it isn’t something that he is obligated to let the public know.

It’s a personal issue, whether to acknowledge or not acknowledge a relationship, but if the other party is a celebrity, I think the potential damage will be much higher from the perspective of the female.

The public does have a right to know, but I don’t think I am obligated to make it public.

— G-Dragon on Radio Star

YG Entertainment has continued to stay on its course, stating that because it is the idols’ private lives, they will not be making a statement.