Twice’s Jihyo and Kang Daniel confirm breakup

K-pop idols Jihyo of TWICE and Kang Daniel have parted ways, ending their one-year-and-three-month relationship. 

Korean news outlets on Tuesday reported that JYP Entertainment and Konnect Entertainment, respective talent agencies of Jihyo and Daniel, both confirmed the singers’ split.

“After checking with the artist, it is true that they recently separated,” said JYP and Konnect Entertainment’s joint statement in a Koreaboo report.

An exclusive report by Korean entertainment site Dispatch said that the two decided to call it quits due to their busy and conflicting schedules.

“They both have a clear goal. Both extremely focused on the album work and the number of meetings decreased,” an insider was quoted as saying. 

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강다니엘과 지효(트와이스)가 마침표를 찍었다. 공개 열애 1년 3개월 만에 각자의 길을 걷기로 했다. 강다니엘과 지효는 지난 2018년 지인의 소개로 만났다. 둘은 가요계 선후배로 지냈고, 지난 해 8월 공개 열애를 시작했다. 하지만 두 사람은 사랑을 이어가기엔 너무 바빴다. 강다니엘은 솔로, 지효는 트와이스로 꾸준히 앨범 활동을 했다. Kang Daniel and Jihyo officially done…after 1year of dating Singer Kang Daniel and TWICE member Jihyo officially done with their 1 year and 3 months relationship. They met each other in 2018 by a friend and officially started dating from 2019 August. It was hard to continue their relationships due to being super busy with their work. Kang Daniel with solo album and Jihyo continuously had TWICE album coming out. Kang Daniel and Jihyo recently called off their relationship due to their work being a more priority at the moment. 📎 #강다니엘 #트와이스 #지효

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Jihyo recently made her comeback with Twice’s second full-length album Eyes Wide Open and title track I Can’t Stop Me.

Kang Daniel, on the other hand, is preparing for his new album.

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Jihyo and Daniel, both 23, met in 2018 after being introduced to each other by an acquaintance. They later made their relationship public in August 2019. 

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