Seungri and his past love life.
Seungri’s busy life in the entertainment industry meant he didn’t get the chance to date properly. His head was full of thoughts like ‘I’m busy as hell, how would I ever have time for a girlfriend?’ Even when he met girls who appealed to him, he would think ‘Should I text her?’ ‘Maybe I should talk to her first’, but he never went past that point.
“I don’t like breaking up.”
Like the rest of us, Seungri also has loving yet embarrassing, cruel memories of his first love. She was a model student who he met back in Gwangju when he was a part of the dance team ‘Episode 1’.
“I saw her while I was dancing, she just stood right out to me.”
She was just some girl who happened to pass by Seungri’s show after watching a movie with her friend. Seungri fell for her at first sight. And maybe it was destiny; her friend later approached him to ask for a photo. Seungri didn’t let this chance slip.
“You should come into the photo too.”
So his first, innocent young love started off like that. Seungri and his “cute and innocent” first girlfriend started dating secretly.
“Even then, we dated in secret. Our dance team was celebrity status in Gwangju, remember? (laughs)”
The young lovers’ relationship was still ongoing three years later. Rather than ‘I love you’, they exchanged supportive words like ‘Try your best’.
“’Try your best today too. Let’s talk again tomorrow.’ We cheered on each others’ dreams.”
As they supported and cheered each other on, Seungri eventually debuted as Big Bang while she entered university in the hopes of becoming a teacher. They were both a huge step closer to their dreams, but the two slowly drifted apart.
“I thought ‘She’s my girl, so I know she’ll stay by my side.’ But one day I went into my girlfriend’s minihompy and it had the shocking word ‘Oppa♥’ written on it. I asked around and it turned out she was dating a guy in his 3rd year of university.”
It was over after that day. But he couldn’t hate her.
“I needed someone to lean on, but you left to a place where I couldn’t even see you anymore. Even when we met up, there was nothing we could do. I want to date someone normal. I don’t want this difficult love….”
He accepted and understood the reason for her change of heart. So it seemed Seungri’s exciting first love had come to an end.
“I want to date someone normal. I don’t want this difficult love…”
“I don’t like breaking up.”
After parting ways with his first love, Seungri started focusing on practising for the musical ‘Shower’. The girl who had been cheering him on to achieve his dreams was no longer there but that didn’t mean he could give up on them. Then one day, she contacted him before one of his shows.
“She must’ve heard that I was performing. She said she was gonna come watch.”
“Are you gonna come with your boyfriend?” (Seungri)
“…I’m going with a friend.” (Girl)
Seungri wanted to give her the tickets himself but she asked him to send them by post. He wanted to see her face so badly. But he couldn’t refuse her request.
“I gave her the best seats. I checked beforehand where abouts they were from the stage too. But when the time finally came, I couldn’t see her because of the lighting.”
The show continued, and Seungri really put his all into it. He was frustrated at not being able to see her but just the thought that ‘She’s watching me’ made him try his best in every single scene.
“I was singing the last song when suddenly our eyes met. Tears were running down my face before I knew it. I bet people thought ‘Seungri’s good at acting’ at the time, hehehehe.” (Seungri did actually receive good reviews for his performance in ‘Shower’)
He thought, ‘When this song ends, it’ll really be the end of the two of us.’ Behind the stage, he decided to run out and grab her during the curtain call. But when he came back on, her seat was empty.
“I made a huge decision before stepping back on stage but she wasn’t there. But she texted me a while later.”
“You haven’t changed at all. Goodbye.” (Girl)
cr: aa-chan.net/asiae interview