Love is in the air as 2023 begins. singer UI and the actor lee jong suk They have been dating for four months, revealed the Korean media Dispatch. The portal posted photos of the Korean stars heading for secret dates over Christmas. The representatives of both show figures confirmed the romance on December 31. In this way, the actors become the famous ‘new year couple 2023’uncover that it is a tradition of the aforementioned news site.
lee jong suk (33) and UI (29) have known each other for 10 years, when they both hosted the k-pop show Inkigayo. Their relationship turned into a friendship and they recently began dating as a romantic couple. The “Bigmouth” actor He went so far as to declare his love “to a person who inspired him” in the top award thank you speech at the MBC Drama Awards last Friday the 30th.
Dispatch Reveals IU And Lee Jong SuK’s Relationship
Although the ‘new year couple’ post is usually on January 1 in South Korea, this time it was moved up to December 31. Through a report Dispatch exposed that two of the most famous figures in Korean entertainment would be dating for four months and one of his most recent appointments was in Japan.
Dispatch photographed IU and Lee Jong Suk at airports in different cities, as the actors used this tactic to secretly meet and mislead the media. According to the outlet, the two spent Christmas with IU’s younger brother on a short vacation of two nights and three days in Nagoya, Japan.
Lee Jong Suk left Korea for Osaka on December 20, where he had work activities. IU left for Nagoya on the 24th accompanied by her younger brother. After finishing her fan meeting in Tokyo, the actor from “Love is a separate chapter” gave them the scope at the Amannemu resort in that city.
In the Dispatch photos, the “Moon Lovers” actress and her family member appear, being escorted by the pick-up service that Lee Jong Suk had hired.
On December 26, both traveled separately. IU returned to Korea from Nagoya, while her partner traveled to Tokyo and flew to Korea from there.
Dispatch highlights that both actors already know each other with their respective families. In fact, IU sang at Lee Jong Suk’s younger brother’s wedding last October 2. In addition to the evidence of their recent meeting, both actors would share glasses and couple’s bags.
Lee Jong Suk and IU confirm relationship
Hours after the article was published, Lee Jong Suk’s agency confirmed his client’s romance.
“Actor Lee Jong Suk and IU’s relationship progressed from being a close colleague to feelings of love. Both are in a serious relationship. We look forward to the fans’ support for their romance to continue,” expressed High Zium Studio.
For its part, EDAM Entertainment (the company in charge of IU’s activities) thus referred to the romance of the singer and actress.
“From colleagues who have known each other for a long time, Lee Jong Suk and IU recently developed a relationship as a couple. We hope the fans will show support for both of them.”
Lee Jong Suk and his speech to IU at the 2022 MBC Drama Awards
With the news that Lee Jong Suk and IU are a coupleGreat attention is paid to the speech that the actor gave at the 2022 MBC Drama Awards. At said gala, he dedicated a message to “a person who inspired him.”
“After completing my military service, I had many worries, fears, and problems that plagued me. But at that time, there was someone who helped me to find a good direction as a human being and to have positive thoughts. I want to tell that person that I am grateful to her for always being so admirable, that I have really liked her for quite some time, and that I respect and admire her,” she shared.
These words caused an impact in the media even before his romance with IU was revealed. Given the rumors that he was referring to someone in love, the agency had pointed out that Lee Jong Suk was addressing someone special and that for now they could not give specific information about the person to whom he was expressing his sincere thanks.
Lee Jong Suk won the daesang, or top prize, at the ceremony organized by MBC to recognize the successes of his fictional content for the year. The actor won the award for his moving portrayal of lawyer Park Chang Ho in “Big Mouth”, his first television project after returning from his military service (civilian agent mode).
Lee Jong Suk: the heartthrob of kdramas
He first debuted as a model and then made the big leap into the acting industry in 2010. Lee Jong Suk has starred in several popular k-dramas since “School 2013” where he worked alongside Kim Woo Bin.
After that, he played a mind reader in the series “I can hear your voice” and shared a scene with Lee Bo Young.
Other popular titles in his portfolio are “Pinocchio”, “Doctor Stranger”, “W: two worlds”, “While you were sleeping” and “Romance is a bonus book”, his last project before being called up for military service.
When did Lee Jong Suk debut?
The debut of Lee Jong Suk as an actor was in 20102012 was the decisive year for his career, as he got his first leading role in the drama “School 2013”, the fourth season of this KBS saga and which aired during the last month of 2012 and the first of 2013.
IU, for her part, has two highly successful artistic facets: music and acting. Her second debut was the k-drama “Dream high” or “Dream without limits” (2011) where she played Kim Pil Sook.
Other outstanding titles are “The Producers”, “Moon Lovers”, “My Mister” and the acclaimed “Hotel del Luna”, his latest television series to date.
You can watch the trailer for “Hotel del Luna,” a supernatural-themed drama in which he co-starred with Yeo Jin Goo, can be viewed here.
UI in music
Lee Ji Eun originally debuted as a singer in 2009. Little by little, she took creative control of her songs until she stood out as a composer of her own songs. Currently her credits exceed 72 songs.
Throughout her career, IU has sold a cumulative of more than 1 million albums and more than 120 million digital downloads between singles, OSTs, collaborations, etc.
Proof of her popularity, IU became the first South Korean female artist to sell out a concert at the Seoul Olympic Stadium for two days.
Who were Dispatch’s New Year’s 2022 couple?
The predecessors to IU and Lee Jong Suk were the professional soccer player Hwang Ui Jo and Hyomin, a member of the k-pop group T-ARA.
The tabloid captured photos of the two figures dating in Switzerland. Their relationship was only two months old when she was publicly admitted by the couple. The romance ended in March 2022.