BTS According to SCMP, one reason the boys relocated to their Seoul pad is because it gives them a comfortable place to hang out and recuperate when they return to their home country. Another alluring factor was the apartment complex’s security features. When you’re international superstars, you can’t just have people walking up to your door willy-nilly. An aspect that doesn’t appear to have been a deal-breaker? Personal space. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the young pop stars sleep two and three to a room.
Practicality aside, what’s the biggest reason the BTS boys live together? As it happens, they genuinely enjoy being in each other’s company. It’s rare for international superstars to continue living together after they’ve made it big, but the band clearly isn’t letting the success go to their heads. According to Ilgan Sports (via SCMP), “The seven members of BTS have built a strong bond after living together in a small house.” And no, the “small house” isn’t the more than 3,000 square foot suite.
Prior to becoming the BTS fans know and love today, the boys had much more modest living arrangements. However, regardless of where they call home, the BTS boys are just happy to be together. “We’ve been roommates for a long time now, and I think there’s a reason we’ve been able to stay together for so long,” said J-Hope about rooming with his bandmate Jimin. “We naturally try to give way to the other and we can rely on each other. I’m the older one and Jimin really does listen to me well. We don’t usually say this to each other face-to-face, but I’m always grateful to him.”
The lease for their current condo is set to expire in November 2019 (via Koreaboo). Find out why, in addition to potentially looking for a new place, the band could also soon be looking for a new roommate.