JYJ’s Jaejoong clears all relationship rumors and scandals
As one of Asia’s biggest stars, JYJ’s Jaejoong has been the focus of the spotlight on various relationship scandals and rumors for the past decade. He recently sat down with IS Sports and clarified all the implications regarding his love life and the surrounding rumors of his relationships with top Japanese celebrities, such as Ayumi Hamasaki and Yamada Yu.
Regarding actress and fashion model Yamada Yu, he revealed, “She’s one of my closest friends, alongside popular Jpop idol singer NEWS’ Yamashita Tomohisa. We met at an after-party in LA and became friends. Like everyone already knows, she’s in a relationship with Oguri Shun.”
Renowned Jpop singer Ayumi Hamasaki is also known to be friends with Jaejoong. However, the Asian media and fans keep on speculating a relationship between the two. He explained, “It is true that I’m friends with her. We first met at Avex’s annual ‘A-Nation‘ concert and kept in contact since then. However, we are not of the relationship that people seem to think.” Last October, more media rumors flew around Kim and Hamasaki because she attended JYJ’s concert despite her busy schedule. To this, he stated, “At the time, Ayumi attended the showcase with another Japanese singer friend. It should be regarded as the upkeep of friendship between musicians. She also announced marriage plans in January.”
Jaejoong ended the interview and clarified all rumors fans might have. He stated, “I don’t have a girlfriend so I spend most of my time at home. It was an opportunity for me to learn Japanese and meet with other Japanese celebrities and develop friendships.”
Source: JoongAng and VOP via KoreaBoo