Many on the internet believe that Junsu AKA Xia AKA Kim Jun-su ( 김준수), Korean Kpop star, former member of the Kpop group, JYJ, and former member of the Kpop group, TVXQ, dated Telisha Shaw AKA Telisu, an African American backup dancer for Junsu’s group JYJ. Some online fans have even made video tributes to the couple, however both Junsu and Telisha have publicly denied the relationship.
Many on the internet point to songs that both of them perform as hidden clues about their secret relationship. Telisha performs as a Kpop artist in her own right under the name of Telisu. In 2011, Telisu released a single “Our Secret”, which many believe is about her secret relationship with Junsu. Then in 2013, Junsu released a single “Chocolate Girl” which many believe is about Telisu.
Junsu is a South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and stage actor. He is a member of the Korean pop group JYJ, and was one of the original members of boy band TVXQ, where he debuted in 2003. In 2009, he formed the group JYJ. Since 2010, he has performed solo as well.
Telisha is a triple threat actress, dancer, and singer. As a dancer, in addition to dancing for the K-pop group, JYJ, she has also danced with such artists as Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, and Green Day. As an actress, she starred as Felicia in Step Up 2 The Streets, and she played opposite James Kyson Lee, Korean, as a AMBW Blasian couple in the movie, How to Make Love to a Woman – see photo below. She has also appeared in Weeds, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and in Dirty. As a K-pop artist, Telisu’s songs have been received mixed reaction with some criticizing the quality of her Korean.
If indeed they did have a relationship, in Korea’s extremely xenophobic society, there would no doubt be incredible pressure to keep it on the low down and out of the Korean public eye. Outside of Korea, such a relationship would likely be applauded and gain Junsu a whole new set of fans. On the other hand, it’s also easy to understand two performing artists working closely with each other as part of their respective roles so that what is just a working relationship appears to be something more. What do you think, did they date or not?