Rumors that Seventeen member Vernon is dating a stylist for fellow boy group TOMORROW x TOGETHER have become a heated topic of discussion on various online communities.
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The rumors stemmed after this past Instagram story post garnered attention among some fans.
In the Instagram story Q&A post, the stylist answers, "Yes," when asked, "Are you in a relationship with someone?".
What particularly stood out to some fans was the teddy bear in the photo.
Some fans claimed that the teddy bear owned by the stylist is the same teddy bear that Vernon was seen carrying at Incheon International Airport some time in 2022. Some speculated that Vernon bought the teddy bear as a gift for his "girlfriend" after visiting the U.S. for Seventeen's tour.
Additionally, some netizens claimed that Vernon and the stylist owned several "couple" items, such as matching caps or matching rings. Others even claimed that "Vernon's sister is following the stylist on Instagram," continuing to fuel the rumors.
Currently, netizens are divided on the "legitimacy" of the ongoing dating rumors.