It’s not surprising that LE SSERAFIM and IVE are good friends, since Kim Chaewon and Sakura debuted with Ahn Yujin and Jang Wonyoung before they joined their own groups.
Before the group disbanded in 2021, all four artists were in the famous girl group IZ*ONE. Fans were sad when the group disbanded, but the members have shown many times since then that they still get along.
Not only do they still all hang out together, but they are also bringing in new people. Sakura brought LE SSERAFIM member Kazuha to a hangout with her best friend from IZ*ONE, Kang Hyewon.
Given how close the artists are, it’s not surprising that LE SSERAFIM was very emotional when IVE won big at the 2022 Melon Music Awards.
Both groups won big prizes. LE SSERAFIM won “Best Female Performance” and the “Hot Trend Award,” and IVE won four prizes, including a daesang.
The leader of IVE, Yujin, made netizens cry with her reaction to the daesang win, especially after an old video of hers came back online.
But LE SSERAFIM was also affected, especially Kim Chaewon and Sakura. Kim Chaewon and Sakura were proud as IVE took the stage.
And when they saw Yujin cry as IVE accepted their award, it was clear that both of the former IZ*ONE members were also crying. So did the other people in LE SSERAFIM.
Fans were more than happy to see crumbs of this healthy friendship, as it shows how artists have continued to be very supportive of each other even though they are no longer teammates.
When a fan asked Kim Chaewon how she felt about IVE‘s win, she melted hearts by saying that she did feel as proud as a mom at that moment.
Both groups deserved the awards they got, but maybe the best part will always be seeing how much they love and support each other.