Taeyeon’s Eternal Bond with SHINee’s Jonghyun and Attending His Funeral

Key Opens Up to Taeyeon about Missing Jonghyun

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SHINee’s Key appeared on MBC’s I Live Alone in episode 388. He had just moved out to a new house and invited Girls Generation’s Taeyeon to come over. Key prepared a vongole pasta and rotisserie chicken. They had dinner together and talked about life. It’s no secret that Taeyeon and Key are close like family. They’re like real siblings.

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After dinner, they talked about Key’s dog and other stuff. They talked like an old man and woman, making the host say that they’re like members of a forum for moms based on their conversation. They also talked about SHINee’s comeback.

Taeyeon brought a wine glass as a gift for Key. Key’s reaction was so priceless, “It’s pretty.” Key continued and said that Minho was gifting him a vacuum cleaner through express delivery. He also mentioned that Minho, Onew, and Jonghyun bought him a speaker. It was a meaningful speaker. Aside from that, it’s been a long time since they’ve mentioned Jonghyun.

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Key said that he hated feeling like it was forbidden to talk about Jonghyun. During SHINEE’s winning speech on M Countdown, Key mentioned Jonghyun. Key said, “I suddenly mentioned him without thinking much. And, as I was speaking, I thought ‘Why am I thinking about him right now?'” He even wondered why he was talking about him. Then, he realized that he wanted to.

“Before that, I hated how it felt like it was forbidden to talk about him.” He added, “I wanted to tell everyone that it’s okay. It’s okay for me to miss him, and I wanted everyone to know that we need him and miss him. That’s how I really feel.”

Key shared his thoughts about Jonghyun to Taeyeon. He said, “In the past, I tried to avoid any questions regarding Jonghyun. It felt like people were trying to make use of the story. I thought they wanted to see me break down. But, then, I came to think one day that it would be okay to talk about it, but it just came out without thinking.

Now that I think about it, I think a part of me wanted to talk about it.” Taeyeon encouraged him and said, “From someone who was watching from the side, I think you did a good thing. I was actually glad that you mentioned him.” She also said, “Now that we talked about it, I just want to say that what’s most important is to be healthy.”


Key said, “To be honest, mentioning him and what happened isn’t so difficult or too sad for words. Of course, I’m still being careful about it. But, is there a reason for me to avoid the topic?” He continued, “With a healthy mind, I accept what happened, and I talk about it however I feel about it each time. That’s why I said I miss him.”

Key ended with, “The process wasn’t easy, but I just hope people don’t feel bad for me when they see me.”

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That’s all about Taeyeon and Key‘s closeness with Jonghyun. Even though Jonghyun is not with them anymore, he’s still in his fans’ hearts. Please kindly share to your SNS and give your thought about it.