It’s official: IU and Lee Jong Suk are dating.
The following statement was issued by Lee Jong Suk’s management team after the initial report:
Hello. You’ve reached HighZium Studio. This is an authorized comment on the recent cover story about actor Lee Jong Suk. Lee Jong Suk, an actor, and IU, a singer and actress, have just gone from being good friends to a dating couple. Give them your whole backing to keep this great connection going.
Origin of the Article:
A relationship between IU and Lee Jong Suk has been speculated upon.
Dispatch reported on December 31 that the couple had been dating for four months. Dispatch claims that the couple first met on “Inkigayo” a decade ago and that their friendship eventually blossomed into love.
According to the dispatch, IU and Lee Jong Suk spent Christmas together at a premium resort in Nagoya, Japan. Lee Jong Suk allegedly flew IU and her younger brother to Japan first, arranged for a pick-up service at the airport, and then joined them for the rest of their trip.
The story claims that the families of both people involved know about the relationship. IU is well-known for singing the wedding song at Lee Jong Suk’s younger brother’s wedding earlier this year, and Lee Jong Suk personally invited IU’s younger brother along on their Christmas holiday.
Photos of IU and Lee Jong Suk at the airport before and after their trip to Nagoya were published by Dispatch.
HighZium Studio, Lee Jong Suk’s management company, has subsequently commented on the report, saying, “We are currently in the midst of checking whether it’s real.”