Blackpink’s Lisa and world’s richest billionaire Arnault heir seen together in Paris

By Nguyen Huong   April 29, 2024 | 06:41 pm PT
Lisa, of the South Korean girl group Blackpink, was spotted walking alongside Frédéric Arnault, the son of billionaire Bernard Arnault, at Paris’ Rodin Museum.
Lisa, a member of the South Korean girl group Blackpink. Photo from Lisas Instagram

Lisa, a member of the South Korean girl group Blackpink. Photo from Lisa's Instagram

Photographs capturing the pair at the museum on Sunday, enjoying ice cream while engaging in conversation, were circulated by a Twitter account. The photos showed Frédéric smiling as he turned to speak to the Blackpink singer.

Lisa has been seen frequently with Frédéric in various countries throughout 2023 and into this year, which has caused some dissatisfaction among her fans. Many have expressed on Twitter that they wish she would concentrate more on her music career. Some have speculated that her proximity to the billionaire heir might be linked to certain advantages, as suggested by her recent involvement in European countries, including a new advertising campaign for the fashion brand Bvlgari.

Allegations about Lisa’s close connection with Frédéric intensified after the billionaire heir began following her on Instagram in 2022 and consistently interacted with her posts. To date, neither party has issued any statements concerning the speculation about their relationship.

Lisa, born Pranpriya Manoban in Thailand and now 27, joined the South Korean girl group Blackpink in 2016.

She launched her solo career with the album "Lalisa" in 2021 and has achieved a milestone as the first K-pop artist to garner over 1 billion streams on Spotify with her song "Money."

In addition to her music career, Lisa has made a name for herself in the fashion industry, serving as a global ambassador for renowned luxury brands including Celine and Bulgari. Her influence on social media is significant, boasting an impressive 100 million followers on Instagram.

Frédéric, 29, currently holds the position of CEO of the watch division at his father’s luxury fashion conglomerate LVMH, overseeing brands such as Hublot, TAG Heuer, and Zenith.

According to Forbes, as of April 30, Bernard and his family is named the world’s richest, with an estimated fortune of US$210.1 billion.

The vast wealth of the Arnault family originates primarily from LVMH, which encompasses leading luxury brands like Christian Dior, Fendi, Loewe, Celine, and Bulgari, among others.

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