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3 Months After Viral Blackpink Photo That Broke the Internet, 41-Year-Old Roger Federer Looks Ready to Embrace the Band’s Key Members at 2023 Met Gala

Published 05/01/2023, 8:13 AM EDT

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Only a few hours remain before the most-awaited fashion event of the year, Met Gala 2023, kicks off. As the co-chair, Roger Federer has already landed in New York to get briefed about his responsibilities. Though there has not been any confirmation yet, apparently Federer is going to meet some old friends. It is none other than Jennie and Rose of the renowned K-pop girl group Blackpink.

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Earlier this year, when the ‘Swiss Maestro’ met the girl band, he was forced by his children to post a picture with one of the greatest pop music girl groups. It instantly went viral on social media. Now, fans may have to brace for another meeting between two members of Blackpink and Federer once again.

Roger Federer is getting ready to welcome Jennie and Rose of Blackpink at the Met Gala 2023


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The Swiss Maestro is definitely not trying to hide his excitement in co-chairing the Met Gala 2023. He is certainly going to be one of the most sought-after celebrities on the red carpet.

Apart from him, we are also going to see two members of Blackpink, Rose and Jennie, making their Met Gala debut. There is a huge chance that the two would meet Federer once again.


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The two members have just landed in New York after completing their two-day tour in Mexico with their other two members, Jisoo and Lisa. Before this, they performed at Coachella.

So, their recent presence at the New York City airport is a huge hint that the two are going to be present at the Met Gala 2023. A lot of Federer and Blackpink fans would love to see them together once again.


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Coco Gauff was shocked to see Blackpink with Federer

In January, Federer met the girl band along with the other two members, Lisa and Jisoo. Interestingly, Federer’s children advised him to upload the picture he took with them on Instagram. It proved to be a prudent decision, as the post garnered the attention of the entire sports world.

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Their picture amassed a whopping 2 million likes on Instagram. It left many of his fans baffled, including the American teenage sensation Coco Gauff who asked him if he was a Blink. Blink is the name of Blackpink’s fandom.


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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports, who specializes in off-court topics and has a particular focus on the legendary ‘Queen of the Court’, Serena Williams. With a wealth of experience in the industry, Shivali has authored numerous articles covering varied topics concerning the 23-time Grand Slam champion, including her personal life, career, and more. In addition to her work on Serena Williams, Shivali is also a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires the four-time Major winner, particularly for her advocacy for mental health.

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