Blackpink’s Jisoo and Korean actor Ahn Bo-hyun have called it quits just two months after confirming their relationship to the public. Jisoo’s management agency, YG Entertainment, verified the split, attributing their decision to the demands of their respective careers.
“Due to busy schedules, Jisoo and Ahn recently ended their relationship,” stated YG Entertainment. Earlier in the day, South Korean broadcaster JTBC reported the breakup, similarly attributing the couple’s separation to their hectic lives.
The couple initially confirmed their romantic involvement on August 3, following sightings of them on dates. At the time, YG Entertainment remarked, “They are currently in the phase of acquainting themselves with each other.”
At 28, Jisoo was the inaugural member of the globally celebrated girl group Blackpink to share her dating status openly. Since their debut in 2016, Blackpink has skyrocketed to global prominence with hits like “Whistle,” “Ddu-du Ddu-du,” and “As If It’s Your Last.” 2022 saw them breaking records by topping the US Billboard 200 album chart with Born Pink, a milestone for a Korean girl group. Their reach is further evident with their impressive following on YouTube, amassing over 90 million subscribers.
Apart from her significant contribution to the music world, Jisoo is branching into the realm of acting. She marked her entrance into the acting industry with the JTBC series Snowdrop in 2021. Furthermore, she recently appeared in the film Dr. Cheon and the Lost Talisman and is rumored to be in discussions for a leading role in the forthcoming film, Omniscient Reader.
Ahn Bo-hyun, 35, boasts a diverse career, transitioning from modeling in 2007 to acting. He made his acting debut with Golden Cross in 2014 and has since graced the screen in popular dramas, including Itaewon Class (2020), Yumi’s Cells (2021), and See You in My 19th Life (2023). Up next, Ahn is slated to appear in the historical film Noryang: Deadly Sea, which is the climax of director Kim Han-min’s acclaimed trilogy centered on 16th-century admiral Yi Sun-sin.