Are G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara In a Relationship?
The dating rumor between G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara first stormed the media in August 2010, as they were spotted wearing alleged couple’s rings and iPhones. G-Dragon used the black iPhone, whereas Kiko used the white one.
However, the rumor was quickly shut down by the representative staff of YG Entertainment, who stated that G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara are only good friends. In late December 2010, Kiko Mizuhara was interviewed by Sankei Sports Japan and confirmed that she and G-Dragon are buddies. Little did the public know that the dating rumor between G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara will be a long episode unraveling in the next three years. In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with all the information about G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara’s romance, from their alleged dates to their breakup. So, keep reading!
G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara’s Dating News
After their dating rumor was originally denied, G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara were spotted having a date in an amusement park, in July 2011. At that time, G-Dragon had blond hair, hence the netizens’ assumption that the picture was taken during Big Bang’s promotion. In addition, the amusement park date photo was marked as the first public photo of G-Dragon and Kiko together.
G-Dragon and Kiko were reported of being together, in the media outlets, two years later, when Kiko was seen at G-Dragon’s birthday party. Along with other G-Dragon’s friends, Kiko’s face could be seen clearly under the dim light.
At the beginning of January 2014, media outlets stated that G-Dragon and Kiko went on a vacation to Phuket, Thailand with their friend Harry Kim. G-Dragon uploaded a picture of the scenery in Phuket, whereas Harry Kim shared a photo of the three people gathered in the same landscape: G-Dragon on the left, Kiko in the middle, and Harry on the far right.
Despite the obvious picture that has been shared by G-Dragon’s friend, many fans refused to believe it by saying that the photo is photoshopped, “If you are going to write about a dating rumor, do it with pictures of Dispatch or Sports Seoul quality,” “You can google it and see that it’s a stock photo with a few adjustments made,” and “Looks like these stupid journalists are starting to feel some pride in their careers with Dispatch and Sports Seoul‘s latest finds but they can’t even compare to what they did with a photoshopped picture. Get out on your feet already instead of camping on Twitter.” The representative staff of YG Entertainment also issued a statement, saying that G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara are not lovers.
In spite of the continuous denial, Kiko Mizuhara still attended G-Dragon’s birthday in August 2014, which was held in Tokyo. In a picture, uploaded by a long time friend of G-Dragon, Kiko was seen along with other people who came to G-Dragon’s birthday party in full 1980s attire.
A month later, Dispatch released photos of G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara having a date around the Itaewon area, Seoul. G-Dragon was seen holding Kiko by the waist, while other pictures show their intimacy while sitting at the stairs with a friend who took pictures of them.
Still, in September 2014, G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara were seen sitting together at a terminal in Miyako Island, Okinawa, Japan. A fan captured the supposed-to-be lovers and posted the photo to lots of social network sites. We can see that G-Dragon attempted to hide his face by wearing a mask and a brimmed hat.
Apart from taking a vacation to Japan together, G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara went together to Paris to attend the Channel 2015 S/S Show. In the picture below, we can see that G-Dragon and Kiko sat only a few spots away from each other.
In the face of G-Dragon’s incessant dating rumor, YG Entertainment issued a statement that they could not check whether the leader of Big Bang is indeed dating or not because they were currently busy with the preparation of Taeyang’s concert. Many netizens were baffled by the agency’s statement, “Seems like YG just has too many scandals that they’re doing whatever they want no matter what the public says. They used to at least make up excuses but now they just wait for public sentiment to die down…” “If they’re so busy with Taeyang’s concert, how’d they have the time to spam out Cha Seung-won articles? They’re so sly, look at them using this opportunity to promote Taeyang’s concert too,” and “It is because they still have stupid fans who believe GD and Kiko are dating that they are not coming out and confirming it.”
In late November 2014, G-Dragon finally responded to questions regarding his relationship with Kiko Mizuhara. However, rather than making a clear statement, he vaguely said, “I don’t know what to tell you” which caused netizens to feel nothing but cynicism towards him. The next day, a photo of his date with Kiko in Chungdam-dong was posted on the internet forums. Apparently, G-Dragon and Kiko were on a dinner date in a gobchang (small intestines of cattle) restaurant.
Although their relationship had not been confirmed, most netizens agree that G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara were dating at that time. Even so, they did not agree with G-Dragon’s choice as Kiko was seen as a problematic Japanese-American girl, who likes partying hard and has even liked a picture of drugs. Moreover, Kiko was alleged to be a supporter of the right-wing, a Japanese organization which in the past had done many nasty things to South Korea during World War II.
Soon, the rumor of Kiko Mizuhara as a right-wing supporter was debunked in late January 2015, as a user of Pann forum posted pieces of evidence proving that Kiko simply did not have any knowledge regarding the history of Korea and Japan. Despite having a Korean mother, Kiko was born in America and grew up on her own since junior high school, surrounded by Western culture rather than Korean or Japanese culture. The post creator pointed out that Kiko liked a picture of the Korean flag and wrote an Instagram post in Korean when she attended the Sohu Award, “It might be for the image management but a right-wing supporter would never do something like that.” In addition, Kiko once talked about her mother being a Korean which is the total opposite action of what a right-wing supporter would do.
In March 2015, the media outlets reported that Kiko Mizuhara entered South Korea in secret with a manager of YG Entertainment. The news continued, and on April 30th, 2015, both G-Dragon and Kiko attended a party, and Kiko even went back home using G-Dragon’s car.
During Big Bang’s comeback, G-Dragon was interviewed about the description of the 25-year-old girl in Bae Bae, if it was about Kiko or not. He replied, “Is Kiko 25 years old?” and laughed afterward. G-Dragon’s answer made netizens irritated, “This druggie thinks his fans are fools or something when he’s the one hanging around Itaewon with her in his arms. Daebak, daebak~~ so ridiculous,” “He does not even know how old the girl he’s dating is?????? Do you know her name????? Do you know that she’s Japanese??????,” whereas other netizens believe that the song was about Shin Min-ah who used to date T.O.P and the actress was 25 when their scandal was revealed to the public.
In late August 2015, Dispatch reported that G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara have broken up due to their work schedules. The following day, both G-Dragon and Kiko posted several pictures on their personal Instagram, indirectly indicating that they indeed have parted ways.
Despite the breakup announcement, dating rumor between G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara arose once again in late September 2015. Many netizens believe that G-Dragon begged Kiko because it seemed that he loves her more than she does, whereas the rest pity him thinking that he could meet a better woman than Kiko. In mid-October, Kiko Mizuhara finally clarified that she and G-Dragon are friends. This statement also ended her linkage with G-Dragon for the past five years.