– In October 2021, there were rumors that V was dating the daughter of the president of Paradise Group, but Hybe shut down the rumors, and V himself expressed his frustration on Weverse.
– In May 2022, rumors began to spread that V and Jennie from Blackpink were dating, but YG had no comment at the time.
– In late August 2022, photos of V and Jennie together leaked, and YG released a statement announcing an investigation into the leaked photos and stating their intention to take legal action. It remains unclear whether V and Jennie were actually in a relationship.
Rumors about BTS member V’s dating life have been circulating since October 2021. Online communities speculated that V was dating the daughter of the president of Paradise Group, a hotel and resort conglomerate, after he was seen with her and her mother at a gallery exhibit. However, Hybe shut down the rumors by claiming that V and the chairwoman’s family were just acquaintances. V even addressed the rumors himself on Weverse, writing, “Pathetic. I’d like to sing UGH. In tonight’s dream I’ll shoot poisoned needle on their back necks. Please watch out your back neck.”
In May 2022, rumors began that V was dating Jennie from Blackpink after a photo surfaced of V driving in a car with someone who appeared to be Jennie on Jeju Island. Although some fans believed the photo was real, others questioned its authenticity as photo manipulations are common in shipping idols. Jennie’s label, YG, released a statement saying, “We have nothing to say [regarding this matter]. We will inform you if we have a different response to share.”
In late August 2022, more photos of V and Jennie were leaked, including one where Jennie was taking a picture of V while getting his hair styled. V was seen wearing the same outfit he wore to the airport to attend the Celine fashion show in Paris on June 23, which he attended with Jennie’s bandmate Lisa, suggesting they may have hung out before his departure. YG released a statement saying they requested an investigation into who leaked the private photos of Jennie. They also announced that they would take legal action to correct the situation, citing “indiscriminate rumors, criticism, personal attacks, sexual harassment, and violations of personal life sparked by those private photographs.”
The status of V’s relationship with Jennie remains unclear, and Hybe has yet to address the dating rumors. Nonetheless, some fans speculate that V and Jennie did date, while others believe that YG’s statement could be referring to other privacy breaches.