K-pop singers Kang Daniel, Twice’s Jihyo break up

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Posted at Nov 10 2020 12:10 PM

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Kang Daniel and Park Jihyo. Twitter: @konnect_danielk/ Facebook: @JYPETWICE

South Korean pop singers Kang Daniel and Park Jihyo of the girl group Twice have broken up after over a year of publicly dating.

JYP Entertainment, Park’s agency, confirmed the breakup after Korean tabloid Dispatch reported the split early Tuesday, according to a report from K-pop news site Soompi.

“It is true that they broke up recently,” a source from JYP said, as quoted in the Soompi report. The reason for the separation was not disclosed.

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Following the news, Filipinos took to social media to talk about the split, with both Park and Kang making it to the trends list on Twitter Philippines.

The K-pop stars, both 23, went public with their relationship last August 2019.

Dating ban clauses were once common in the contracts of young K-pop stars as managers believed publicly-disclosed romances undermine the idols’ allure and career, industry experts said in a 2018 New York Times article.

Last Oct. 26, Twice, one of the most popular K-pop girl groups, released the album “Eyes Wide Open,” fronted by the retro-inspired “I Can’t Stop Me.”

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