It’s no secret that Red Velvet‘s Wendy has a romantic side, especially given that she once folded 1,000 origami cranes for her elementary school crush. While that crush sadly didn’t return Wendy’s affections, she definitely hasn’t given up on her dreams of romance—and she may not only be dreaming of a life with a boyfriend. Here’s what Wendy said about her relationship hopes on the most recent episode of her radio show, Wendy’s Youngstreet.
Each day on Wendy’s Youngstreet, Wendy hosts a segment called “Someone Else’s Love Story,” in which listeners share their stories of crushes, love, and relationship concerns. During the radio show’s most recent episode, a male listener’s story of a romantic moment prompted Wendy to share one of her own relationship dreams.
I have this dream…
“When you share an umbrella with someone else,” Wendy explained, “you stick close to each other to stop your shoulders from getting wet.” She went on to reveal that the dream she has is to walk with her partner in the rain, sharing an umbrella together—totally adorable!
But one specific part of Wendy’s statement really caught fans’ attention: she dreams of doing so with her boyfriend or her girlfriend.
I want to do that. I have a dream of walking [and sharing an umbrella] with my boyfriend or girlfriend.
Given how rare it is for idols to openly refer to themselves in same-gender relationships, it’s no surprise that Wendy’s fans were pleasantly shocked by what she said.
shut up i woke up to wendy apparently saying she wants to share an umbrella under the rain with her future boyfriend or girlfriend ?????? hold up yall better not be playing right now
— ☔️ (@magicveIvet) September 7, 2021
in today's story, the listener said that a man and a woman shared an umbrella. and wendy said she wanted to walk together while sharing an umbrella with her boyfriend or girlfriend… miss wendy i volunteer 😳💙
— jess (@gay4wannie) September 7, 2021
Interestingly, however, this isn’t the first time Wendy has included women in her references to romance. During one Red Velvet concert, for example, she changed the lyrics of one of the group’s songs from, “Ooh boy, come and light me up,” to, “Ooh girl, come and light me up.”
that iconic moment when Wendy once again sang “oh girl come and light me up” at la rouge 💙 the whole crowd being so excited and going crazy over that!! #웬디 #Wendy #레드벨벳 #RedVelvet
— wendy archive (@archivedwendy) August 30, 2020
Earlier this year, she referenced the lyrical change again in a Bubble message, referring to her female fans as “Ooh girls” (or “Woogirls“) and asking if they fell for her.
“My woogirls ❤️🔥 did you fell for me”
“There are wooboys too”
“It’s a big trouble, how many weddings do i have to do?”
— BaeBear ·ᴥ· (@RVKimBae) July 26, 2021
Plus, she’s never shied away from supporting the LGBTQ+ community when the opportunity arises. When she appeared on Battle Trip with Seulgi, the two were enamored with traffic lights showing gay and lesbian couples in Austria, and Wendy even did her own research on how the lights were made to “decrease prejudice… and respect diversity.”
anyway. wendy and seulgi openly and positively talking about same-sex relationships and equality on national tv in korea is so precious and important and amazing and i love them. pic.twitter.com/CdNZy2UyrK
— 🐰🏠 (@reveluxe) July 29, 2018
Whether Wendy is opening up about her own future romance or simply being inclusive for the sake of fans and listeners, ReVeluvs are praising her bravery in openly proposing having a girlfriend to numerous SBS Radio listeners.
I’m just so happy and proud of wendy. whether she did it to be inclusive or if she was actually coming out, doesn’t matter to me irdc but not being hesitant, especially on a public platform, was brave nonetheless. literally one of the strongest people I’ve ever seen
— tay ♔ (@thisrainstops) September 7, 2021