Rumours about EXO member DO and Red Velvet singer Irene -- popular Kpop stars of South Korean record label SM Entertainment -- being in a relationship gained momentum after a picture of the two surfaced on social media.
The photograph was taken during a live concert and it shows DO holding Irene's wrist as he tries to help her get off the stage. The picture captured the attention of their fans after it emerged on social media.
While the singers and their representatives remain tight-lipped about the recent buzz, Korean media outlet iWorld Today claims the two have already confirmed their relationship. "Irene and EXO D.O..officially admits to dating..intimate skinship today's their first day," stated the publication.
However, many of their followers refused to believe the report and slammed the media outlet by sharing their disagreement on various social networking sites.
Here are some of the reactions (via Koreaboo):
That's just him holding her from falling because the train suddenly moved. EXO are such gentlemen even during "I'm Korea" concert Suho escorted Kim Yuna and D.O escorted Lee Sun Hee.
What the hell is this..EXO's popularity is so much that they link everyone to them for attention.
What a load of shit..leave D.O alone and if all the dating rumors are true lol how many boyfriends does Irene have?
Earlier this month, a social media user released several photos of DO with Girl's Day Singer Park Sojin online, claiming they were romantically involved. But, this piece of news has not been confirmed as yet.