After Red Velvet‘s Joy and Crush‘s dating announcement, fans have resurfaced an interview that Joy did with rapper and TV personality Jessi.
In May of 2021, Joy appeared as a guest on episode 51 of Showterview with Jessi. Even at that time, fans noticed that Jessi seemed extra kind and considerate of Joy during the interview.
While Jessi’s personality often puts guests at ease, in this interview especially, viewers pointed out that she seemed “less savage” than she usually is. For example, see Jessi’s interviews with Eric Nam, Girls’ Generation‘s Tiffany or, most recently, TXT.
There’s one moment in particular from the interview that has caused fans to revisit it. Joy was asked what her ideal type was…
What’s your ideal man?
Joy gave a simple response rather than completely avoiding the topic. However, it seemed that she could have been describing anyone.
My ideal man is somewhat sweet and nice.
The other interviewer, Jo Jungshik, even attempted to encourage Joy to share more.
Sweet and nice, that’s all you want?
— Jo Jungshik
Joy then appeared a little nervous from the continuing questions. So, they all agreed to leave it at that.
Jessi’s expression at this moment has caused viewers to think that it’s likely she already knew about Crush and Joy’s relationship. That might also be why she took care of Joy so well during the interview and quickly helped changed the subject.
As fans pointed out, Crush and Jessi are both under P-NATION, so they are probably close friends too. It seems highly possible Jessi did know…
Do you think Joy was talking about Crush when she described a “sweet and nice” man and Jessi knew about their relationship?
Watch the full interview below: