When life gets too stressful, it's always nice to have a best friend who just gets you. The K-Pop world is definitely stress-inducing; and in the midst of paparazzi, rumors, crazy sasaeng fans, harsh netizen comments, and public misconceptions, some idols are lucky to have someone whom they can always count on to be on their side.
Suzy and IU: Watermelon Sisters
Suzy and IU were not always close. Although the two were co-stars on the famous idol drama 'Dream High', they were known to be pretty awkward around each other. That is until one fateful night, Suzy first approached her fellow K-Pop cutie by calling her and singing her happy birthday at 4AM. Now these girls are practically sisters, sealing their best-friendship with matching watermelon seed moles and frequent butt-spankings.
IU smacking Suzy's butt as a greeting on 'Win Win':
Hara and Seungri: Just Friends
Hara and Seungri have been friends for over a decade. Attending the same dance schools in their hometown of Gwangju, they dreamed of becoming singers together ever since they were little. A romantic story in the making? Afraid not. Seungri says that although he knows he can rely on Hara to be there for him whenever and wherever, he doesn't see her as a girl. Boy must be blind. Here, does Hara doing aegyo change your mind?
KARA showing Seungri aegyo on a radio show:
Eunhyuk and Junsu: The Subject and the Minion
Eunhyuk and Junsu were inseparable during their school years, and their friendship continues to be an unstoppable force even now. No company feud is enough to prevent Eunhyuk from seeing his former classmate and labelmate, even supporting him at his musical 'December' this past January. Eunhyuk is a true-blue friend, always around to show Junsu that no matter what happens, the "subject" will always be there for his "minion".
Junsu explaining Eunhyuk and his nicknames for each other:
Jiyoung and Sulli: Eggies
Jiyoung and Sulli are known to be a part of the '94 line with Krystal, Suzy, and Sohyun, but seem to be particularly close to each other, as they call themselves "egg friends." While Sulli refers to Jiyoung as "egg whites," Jiyoung refers to Sulli as "yellow yolk," implying that they complete each other to make a whole egg. Awww, what cute eggies (or "aeggies", "babies" in Korean).
Jiyoung and Sulli dancing to f(x)'s "NU ABO" and KARA's "Lupin":
Sun and Jo Kwon: Friends that Never Let Go
While they may be countries apart at times, Sun and Jo Kwon are two songbirds that will never let their friendship with each other die. When one is in trouble, the other will come to the rescue. When mini, trainee Jo Kwon had no money to go home and missed his last bus, Sun came to the bus station to spend the night with him. When grown-up Sun got married, Jo Kwon sang at her wedding, making it clear to his precious noona that he can't let her go even if he died.
Jo Kwon and Sun preforming "This Song" together:
Sunny and Hyomin: Subyung Couple
Sunny and Hyomin's love story begins in 'Invincible Youth'. Hyomin was struck with puppy love by Sunny and earned laughs when she began to follow her "eternal sunshine" around. She refused to leave Sunny's side, earning her the nickname as Sunny's folding screen. At first, it may have just been a funny gag between the two girls, but what started off as a joke solidified into a friendship that had Hyomin all choked up at Sunny's departure and continues to last to this date.
Hyomin reading Sunny a goodbye letter on 'Invincible Youth':
BoA and Yunho: Dancing Machines
BoA and Yunho are two of SM Entertainment's best dancers and best friends, who constantly support each other on their ventures. While BoA has praised Yunho on his acting, Yunho has cameo'd in the starlet's movie 'Make Your Move' and also performed her "Only One" choreography with her. The chemistry between the two on stage is crackling, and the two obviously adore each other, as BoA once stated that she would take Yunho to a deserted island with her.
BoA and Yunho performing "Only One" dance break together:
Nicole and Key: '91 Besties
Part of the '91 line that includes Jinwoon and Mir, Key and Nicole are famous among the K-Pop community for being the best of friends. Despite being super close, they denied having feelings for each other. Instead, they exhibit a sibling-like relationship as they attend concerts together and even celebrate their birthdays together.
Key and Nicole celebrating their birthday together:
G.NA and HyunA: Selca Sisters
When you're a hottie with a body, who can really blame you for your selca spams? G.NA and HyunA are two of the hottest female idols in the K-Pop scene and together, they have "random picture time" sessions, breaking the internet with their double-combo of attractiveness. Good Lord, that's a lot of pretty!
HyunA excited to see G.NA's album in Japan:
Dara and Donghae: YG-SM Love
Dara and Donghae never let their companies' rivalry get in between them as they continue to support each other and talk about each other on various programs. Often, they post up cute pictures of them together, showing some YG-SM love!
Donghae announcing that he invited Dara to the 'Super Show 6':
Kwanghee and Yewon: Variety Bros
Kwanghee and Yewon are funny by themselves, but when together, they create dangerously hilarious scenarios that even catch their respective idol groups by surprise. This dynamic duo is so comfortable and honest with each other that they've had many funny yet violent outbursts from Kwanghee kicking her in the butt for not greeting her to Yewon cursing at Kwanghee in front of all of ZE:A.
Kwanghee and Yewon's duet "I Can Only See You":
Kai and Taemin: Practically Twins
Kai and Taemin are the SM pretty boys that could practically pass as twins. SM loves sticking these two together for various performances during SMTOWN, but even outside of work, they're known to be good friends, constantly being touchy-touchy with their skinship. Careful boys lest you feed the imaginative fangirl minds.
Kai trolling Taemin during a friendship speed quiz on radio show 'Sukira':
Heechul and Son Dam Bi: "My Man" and "My Woman"
Speaking of skinship, Heechul and Son Dam Bi are so into each other that they have been accused multiple times of being an actual item. Yet despite nicknaming each other "my man" and "my woman"--which isn't suspicious at all or anything--Heechul claims that he doesn't have feelings for Son Dam Bi and Son Dam Bi similarly has expressed that Heechul just ain't her type. Oh well!
Heechul and Son Dam Bi laughing at each other as they pose in the same jacket:
Tiffany and Bora: Girl Power
Tiffany and Bora made their friendship known when they went on the show 'Fashion King' together. Girly-girl fashionistas at heart, the two revealed that they have been close friends for a long time, chilling at each other's houses during their breaks, holding hands at every opportunity, and celebrating each other's birthdays. They're true gal pals to the point that Tiffany jokingly promises to stick with Bora until the end of the 'Fashion King' competition, only to later say that she aims to stand at the top alone. Girls will be girls.
Tiffany and Bora on 'Fashion King':
G-Dragon and Taeyang: the Dragon and his Bae
Although they are known as badass swag-masters now, G-Dragon and Taeyang both had more humble beginnings as YG trainees who were mostly on cleaning duty. As a duo who has gone through a lot of hardships together, it brings G-Dragon to tears just to think of how much Taeyang's friendship means to him even after debut. To G-Dragon, Taeyang is his bae, his Youngbae, who he can always "kok" (poke) whenever he's in need.
G-Dragon talking about Taeyang on a radio show in 2007: