Netizens are buzzing with alleged “pieces of evidence” that suggest Red Velvet‘s Yeri and NCT‘s Taeyong are in a relationship.
1. The Cupcake Kiss
At the SMTOWN Halloween party in 2017, Taeyong took a selfie while seemingly kissing a cupcake with a smiley face on it.
Yeri took a photo with the same cupcake while making a kissy face as well. Fans went to see if anyone else at the party had specifically taken a photo with that dessert, and found no other photos.
2. The Aspiration To Become A Fireman
On a photocard message for “Fire Truck”, Taeyong wrote he was going to become a “fireman who would blow up all the fans worries and concerns”.
Yeri wanted to be a firefighter… pic.twitter.com/YjlyrqcbOk
— RVLV (@rvlvt) September 10, 2016
Yeri also mentioned around that time that her dream was to become a firefighter. One fan noted that it was only mentioned after Taeyong mentioned this on the photocard message.
3. Taeyong’s Love For Turtles
On a fan cafe board, a fan asked Taeyong if he likes the Pokemon Squirtle more or the fan more. Taeyong responded that he likes the Pokemon called Wartortle, the evolution of Squirtle.
160722 yeouido fansign
asked taeyong to draw a wartortle
“I like wartotle~” then he paused “it's difficult to draw”ㅜ https://t.co/t4ARf4vCmm
— gem • 잼 (@svnthsns) July 22, 2016
One of Yeri’s nicknames is “Yeribugi” as she looks a lot like Squirtle, who is called “Kobugi” in Korean.
4. Yeri’s Phone Background
Fans once claimed that Yeri’s phone background was a photo of Taeyong.
5. Alleged Pet Names
Yeri left a post on the Red Velvet Instagram with the caption “Yoh-oh-ong~~~ to be honest, I’m looking [at you] like this”. Fans suggested “Yooong” may be a nickname for Taeyong.
6. Couple Passports
The two were also seen sporting matching passport covers.
7. Spotted Close Encounters!
Fans also claimed that the two hung around each other a lot during the Halloween party, and also went swimming together at the SMTOWN workshop in Hawaii.