Dispatch didn’t disappoint anyone at all for their “New Year couple” scoop! On December 31, 2022, Dispatch released a detailed report stating that Hallyu actor Lee Jong Suk and soloist-actress IU have been dating for 4 months. The two have met on the music show “Inkigayo” a decade ago and have continued to be close acquaintances and later on, became romantically involved.
The media news outlet also claimed that Lee Jong Suk and IU spent a quiet 3-day vacation in Nagoya, Japan, with the two celebrating Christmas together. Anonymous sources also stated in the report that the couple’s families already know about their relationship—IU performed the celebratory song for Lee Jong Suk’s brother’s wedding, and Lee Jong Suk invited IU’s younger brother to their Christmas vacation in Japan.
HighZium Studio later on confirmed Dispatch’s reports, with EDAM Entertainment following suit a little later. Both agencies mentioned that the couple had progressed from being close acquaintances into a good relationship and asked for the fans’ support and warm welcome.
To which, they did not disappoint as well! Fans of the two artists immediately sent their warmest welcomes to this beautiful couple on social media as soon as it had been confirmed.
And the Boyfriend of the Year award goes to Lee Jong Suk. Thank you for loving and treating IU so well for a long time. pic.twitter.com/prjVRiOPjj
— kat 🥑 (@leejiweuns) January 1, 2023
the fact that lee jongsuk has been a fan of iu ever since. they been friends for a long time already. attending her different concerts, and recently, iu sang the congratulatory song at the wedding of lee jong suk's brother. and now that they're confirmed together— pic.twitter.com/gTy810l4ei
— kimthv⁷ 🐻 (@taetaebeaarr) January 1, 2023
good morning to iu and lee jongsuk’s straight out of a kdrama love story only i woke up feeling so happy and grateful knowing that iu is in a healthy and happy relationship rn my heart is at peace
— 🌙 (@jieunbbyy) January 1, 2023
lee jongsuk was having unrequited love for 10 years to iu and now he finally got iu dhaksdgaksvsl he was waiting for her all this time and he never stop at being a supportive friend for her while hiding his true feelings towards her wtf now i want my own lee jongsuk lmao
— 🍂 (@iuxdean) December 31, 2022
Lee jongsuk, you have the respect and support of uaenas all over the world.
If I have to re-quote IU's words from jiyeon's wedding, "jieun is someone who rarely cries, so uaenas will be so thankful if you always make her happy" .
please take care of our jieunie
— cup_of_summer (@julieyangl) January 1, 2023
Lee Jong Suk went from getting annoyed by IU to developing a small crush on her, then keeping those growing affection to himself, and finally getting his feeling reciprocated after a decade… this came straight outta a k-drama what the heck 😭 it’s what my girl deserves!!! https://t.co/dr8M9BDuZS
— 수 🧚🏻♀️💫 (@4seasonswithIU) January 1, 2023
On January 1, 2023, Lee Jong Suk and IU shared the letters they’ve written for their fans after the news of their relationship went public. Their letters drew in lots of positive reactions from their fans, most of them very happy for their relationship.
IU: “He’s been supporting me for a long time. He is reliable and a cute person who gave me sincere encouragement.”
Lee Jongsuk: “There was a person who helped me think positively and go in a good direction as a human being.”
they are each other’s strength and support system 😭
— 🌙 (@jieunbbyy) December 31, 2022
lee jongsuk talked about iu in his fancafe letter, comparing her to kang dani in romance is a bonus book whom his character, eunho, silently loved for years. so sweet ☹️♥️ pic.twitter.com/1BzG159PaM
— ً (@kdramarchive) January 1, 2023
Lee Jong Suk's heartwarming letter to his fans 🥺
"I think you guys will understand when I say she was like Kang Dan-i to me. She would share my concerns in life and I could lean on her as my friend. And she is sometimes like my older sister although she is younger than me." pic.twitter.com/ibVdHpND79
— kath (@kdramatreats) January 1, 2023
it’s the way both iu and lee jongsuk’s letter was abt them describing the other as supportive and encouraging and how their s/o shares their concerns and makes them feel comfortable and yet want to become better people for each other
i’m actually in tears they deserve eo 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/f0wTYQd3GG
— 🦋🌺 (@kdramafiend) January 1, 2023
iu apologized for the surprising news and said that they will meet nicely and quietly so that their fans will not worry 😭 lee jongsuk my man please take care and protect our girl at all costs
— 🌙 (@jieunbbyy) December 31, 2022
The way both Lee Jong Suk and IU talk about the other person making them happy and encouraging them is so damn cute? And the way he’s just out here telling everyone he’s liked her for a long time is so touching? Who gave these two the right to be so cute?! 😭 pic.twitter.com/KKvg2CS3pZ
— kaahaani (@misskaahaani) January 1, 2023
Congratulations to this beautiful and visual-heavy couple! The friends to lovers trope is real, guys!
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