Update: After the news took the internet by storm, SM Entertainment has stepped in and confirmed that the two labelmates are dating. A representative told OSEN, “They had a close junior and senior relationship and recently starting dating.”
Girls’ Generation member Taeyeon (25) and EXO’s Baekhyun (22) are reportedly dating.
Since last year, various Girls’ Generation and EXO fans had suspected as such, posting on forums and fan sites images of ‘Taeyeon Baekhyun evidence.’ The ‘evidence’ includes pictures of the two SM artists together, looking at each other lovingly, the two with couple items like cell phones, bracelets, headphones, and sunglasses, and screencaps of their SNS posts, where they use cute nicknames for each other: Taenggu and Baekoong. Fans further suspected a romantic relationship between Taeyeon and Baekhyun, as the EXO member is only following Taeyeon on Instagram among all the Girls’ Generation members.
On the morning of June 19, Dispatch released photos of the two on a late night car date after the end of the EXO concert this past May 26. They were also photographed spending time together on May 28, prior to Girls’ Generation flying out to Japan. According to their report, Baekhyun and Taeyeon have been dating for about four months.
The report says that Taeyeon and Baekhyun have known each other for about three years, since Baekhyun entered SM as a trainee. Reportedly, they started showing interest in October of last year. According to a source, who was said to be someone close to the two idols, “Their mutual interest started near the end of last year, and they started dating since sometime this past February.”
Despite their age difference, they act more like close friends. According to another acquaintance of the two, “Baekhyun calls Taeyeon ‘Taenggu,’ and Taeyeon calls Baekhyun ‘Bae Kyun’ or Baekoong.”
SM Entertainment is currently preparing an official statement.
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