Big Bang member Taeyang made a surprise confession on the SBS show Strong Heart today saying that “Last winter, I went on a blind date with SNSD member Yuri. Even now we stay in touch and are doing well.”
Taeyang recently released his first full solo album, Solar, which contains a song titled “I Need a Girl” – was this song a true expression of his feelings?
During the taping of the show, Taeyang stated, “I have never dated. But, this year, I would really like to meet a girl that I like and try dating.” This then caused Big Bang member Seungri, who was seated next to Taeyang, to make this surprise announcement. “It seems that Taeyang-hyung really wants to have a girlfriend. He even went to a SNSD concert without telling any of us other members,” Seungri said.
An embarassed Taeyang explained how the blind date was set up saying, “During the past year, I was working so hard on my album I didn’t even go outside and only focused on making music. It was so hard on me then that a friend of mine told me, ‘I’ll introduce you to someone so go and meet her. She has a good personality and if it goes well, then it would be a good thing.’ So I went to the meeting place. And that person turned out to be SNSD’s Yuri.”
He continued, “I went to the SNSD concert by invitation of Yuri. Even after that concert, we would call each other and get along well. But this year, Seungri entered Chungang University this year, in the same major and class as Yuri! So I became worried that Seungri would find out about the relationship between Yuri and myself.”
How serious are they? Well, Taeyang went on to say, “If I was in a really deep relationship with Yuri, I would not be able to make this kind of confession here. We talk often and talk a lot about music. We have become really good colleagues.”
This episode of Strong Heart will air on July 20th.