It was recently announced that Red Velvet‘s Joy and soloist Crush are dating, and fans worldwide couldn’t hide their excitement and happiness for the pair after the news was released. After the pair has announced it, netizens couldn’t help but do some detective work to see if any of their past interactions could’ve hinted at something.
In particular, netizens found an old video from the P Nation VLIVE page showcasing when the two first met ahead of recording their duet, “Mayday” in 2020. As it was their first time meeting, fans noticed just how shy the two idols were.
When they first met, Crush started to explain the meaning of the song to Joy. It seemed to stem from the COVID-19 pandemic and showcased just how talented Crush is when creating songs.
I have been home due to the current state of the world. If you stay home, you can’t help but think about sleeping, right? So I took the thoughts in my head and created these songs.
Yet, while Crush was trying to explain to Joy what she would be saying, he started to stumble on his words, and he had to apologize to her.
I will be going through a confusing time, and so for Joy-nim‘s part, your role will be to kind of, sort of take care of me. That’ll be your part. I’m so sorry, my mind is going blank.
However, it was the reaction from Joy that was also adorable. When she saw that Crush was nervous, she found a way to try and calm his nerves by saying, “No, no, it’s okay. The song is really nice.”
From there, both idols seemed to be on the same wavelength. When Crush admitted, “I’m really nervous,” Joy had the same response by saying, “I’m really nervous too.”
After the idols had finished recording, the two seemed a bit more comfortable with each other. Crush even gifted Joy one of his albums, and Joy seemed over the moon before they both took selfies with each other!
Even once the song was released, the two idols continued to showcase chemistry, and, even then, fans couldn’t get enough of their interactions. In the music video, the two seemed to have real chemistry, making fans fall in love with the track even more.
After seeing their first interactions with each other, it makes the relationship even sweeter knowing that they grew close because of this duet! Fans even joked that they were living their best au (alternative universe) where they went from workers to in a relationship!
You can watch their adorable collaboration below.