'Seungri is a friend, I respect his privacy'

CLOSE: Miss Kim Lim with her father Peter Lim (middle) and Korean boy band member Seungri.

Miss Kim Lim also shares a close friendship with K-pop idol Seungri from A-list boy band Big Bang.

The duo were in Valencia together during the Valencia CF-Real Madrid match last week.

The well-connected socialite even sprang a surprise on 24-year-old Seungri at the Mestalla Stadium, arranging for Big Bang's hit song Fantastic Baby to be played at the venue.

Seungri, who appeared touched by the gesture, uploaded a video of it on Instagram with the caption: "Thanks for the surprise!"

The pair also posted photos of themselves together on their individual Instagram accounts, to the envy of many Big Bang fans.

When asked about their relationship, Miss Lim declined to comment, saying: "Seungri is a friend and I respect his and his band's privacy."

She added: "It's the same as with my true friends. They respect our friendships and my privacy.

"I have uploaded some of the photos we took in Valencia. You can check those out."