“Its been so long” — Fans swoon over BTS’ Kim Namjoon’s military update with MONSTA X’s Jooheon on Instagram

Fans swoon over BTS’ Namjoon’s military update with MONSTA X’s Jooheon on Instagram (Image via @bighitmusic/X)
Fans swoon over BTS’ Namjoon’s military update with MONSTA X’s Jooheon on Instagram (Image via @bighitmusic/X)

On May 27, 2024, BTS' Kim Namjoon took to his social media account on Instagram, sharing an update with MONSTA X's Jooheon's donning his military uniform. In the latest update by the idol, he shared a photo booth portrait that he clicked with the MONSTA X member. There were a total of eight pictures of the duo in multiple poses.

Kim Namjoon and Jooheon giggled in the first picture flaunting their dimples, followed by making a salute pose in the second picture. In the last two pictures, the duo made a "V" pose and locked each other's arms while clicking their portraits. The idols donned their military uniform, and it seemed that they were granted some vacation from their daily duty for a while. RM tagged Jooheon's official Instagram handle @joohoneywalker and captioned the story as:

"Victory 15th infantry division."

Soon, Kim Namjoon's Instagram story went viral on social media, where fans reacted positively to the latest update. They realized that after a long time, they got an interaction between the BTS and MONSTA X, and one user tweeted:

"IS THAT JOOHEON? OMG, IT'S BEEN SO LONG SINCE A BTS X MONSTA X INTERACTION."

Netizens stated that they have always wanted to see an interaction between Kim Namjoon and MONSTA X's Jooheon and referred to them as dimple twins, while others felt glad to get an update from the BTS member.

"I'VE ALWAYS WANTED A JOOHEON + JOON OR A JOOHEON + HOBI INTERACTION SINCE THEYRE ALL 94 LINERS. JOOHONEY IS ONE OF MY ULT BIASES OMG I CANT BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING." - A user reacted.
"Ooh, I knew that his face looked familiar... dimple twins! It's always great to see our boys smiling... although they're still working hard, they look more carefree lately and I LOVE that for them!" - A fan reacted.
"I love how armys go all soft when Joon post anything. "My baby" "my love" "my joonie" "his dimples" just pure love and admiration for my man. He is so loved by millions and that's all matters." - A fan shared.

Meanwhile, other fans stated that they were glad to see BTS' RM healthy physically and mentally. They were overjoyed to see him enjoying his time in the military, while others mentioned missing the rapper.

"I miss them terribly - but seeing them smile and pose with fellow soldiers I realize this break for MS has allowed them to be just “average guys” doing daily life like everyone else their age. Something they wanted and needed. Just want them to be safe & healthy." - A user commented.
"I miss him. May he be/stay happy, safe and healthy. May he do well mentally and physically. He needs to know that we are here and will always walk with him in good and bad times and our hearts are full of love for him and ready to protect him." - A fan shared.
"He got a dimpled mate in the military. As usual our Joonie looks cute." - A user shared.

MONSTA X's Jooheon reposted Kim Namjoon's Instagram story on his social media handle

In response to BTS' Kim Namjoon's Instagram story, MONSTA X's Jooheon reposted the former's story on his social media handle. Jooheon sarcastically captioned his Instagram story, adding an emoji saluting:

"No brain, No pain botha."

Soon, Jooheon's Instagram story also went viral on social media, where fans could not contain their amusement about the duo's visual interaction. Meanwhile, RM also shared a story from the band Silica Gel's Instagram story where the group covered the idol's latest released track, LOST!

In recent news, Kim Namjoon released his second full-length studio album, Right Place, Wrong Person, on May 24, 2024, at 1 PM KST. The eleven-track album features the following tracks, including:

  1. Right People, Wrong Place
  2. Nuts
  3. out of love
  4. Domodachi (feat. Little Simz)
  5. ? (Interlude)
  6. Groin
  7. Heaven
  8. LOST!
  9. Around the world in a day (feat. Moses Sumney)
  10. ㅠㅠ (Credit Roll)
  11. Come back to Me

He also released a music video for tracks such as LOST!, Groin, and Come back to me.


BTS' RM enlisted for his mandatory military service on December 11, 2023, alongside fellow group member Kim Taehyung. He is expected to be discharged in 2025.

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