Are Blackpink’s Jennie and G-Dragon really each other’s type? The K-pop couple talked about their ideal romantic partners years before ‘dating’ – here’s why they’re a match
After some digging, we found that Jennie and G-Dragon have both discussed their ideal types in the past and – how about that? – they seem to have described each other to a T.
Here’s everything we know …
G-Dragon’s type: someone who loves music, cooking and helping him learn
G-Dragon debuted with BigBang 15 years ago, which means he’s had ample time to discuss his type on different TV shows over the years. In 2011, he appeared on SBS’ Choi Hwa-jung’s Power Time and confessed that, “I like women who cook well and have much knowledge in other fields that I am not familiar with.”
And, lo and behold, Jennie appears to be a confident cook. In the reality show Blackpink House, she often led the rest of the band in cooking sessions, producing goodies like two-toned chocolate and strawberry macarons. Her bandmates even jokingly call her Jennie Ramsey. She has also posted videos of herself cooking on her YouTube channel.
G-Dragon talked about what he likes in a significant other once again on SBS reality show Thank You in 2013. He described marriage as a “friendship”, saying he hoped his wife would enjoy music. He even said he’d like to let his loved one listen to his work first so that she could give him feedback on it.
Jennie’s type: someone who is trustworthy and manly
During an interview with Arirang Radio in 2017, when the Blackpink members were asked if they preferred guys who are cute or sexy, Jennie shyly responded “sexy” – and G-Dragon’s photos probably speak for themselves on that front.
Jennie emphasised the importance of reliability again in an episode of SBS’ Village Survival, the Eight in 2018, where she revealed five things men can do to make her heart flutter. Her No 1? “When a guy remembers something I mentioned [I wanted] in the past and does it for me.” No 2, meanwhile, was, “When a guy listens carefully to what I say”.
What about their chemistry over the years?
In May 2020, Jennie did her very first Instagram Live, which showed her unboxing a pair of sunglasses inside a recording studio. And guess who showed up during the six-minute-long stream? That’s right, G-Dragon. Perhaps he was at the studio for a quick visit to his girlfriend, or to offer his moral support while she was recording?
- The Big Bang rapper told SBS radio he likes a girl who can cook … and Jennie’s skills are obvious on reality show Blackpink House and her YouTube channel
- G-Dragon showed up on Jennie’s Instagram Live in 2020, and we’re pretty sure we spotted him behind the scenes in the group’s Lovesick Girls MV clip