New Year came early for Kdrama fans as the Big Mouth-fame actor Lee Jong-suk confirmed his relationship with singer IU (Lee Ji-eun). Lee Jong-suk dating confirmation comes a day after a Korean tabloid stated that the 33-year-old actor has been dating IU for 4 months. Furthermore, Lee Jong-suk-IU's relationship took off when the couple met on Inkigayo a decade ago and their friendship has now reportedly bloomed into romance. After the report went viral, HighZium Studio which represents Lee Jong-suk confirmed it and stated that the both are now lovers.

HighZium Studio in its official statement said, "Lee Jong Suk and IU recently went from being close acquaintances to lovers, and they are now maintaining a serious relationship. Please cheer them on so that they can continue their beautiful relationship." As per reports, IU and Lee Jong-suk spent their Christmas together in Japan. They enjoyed a three-day vacation at a luxurious resort. The report even claims that Lee Jong-suk was the one who planned the entire vacation for IU. Her brother was also a part of the vacation. The families are apparently aware of their relationship.

Earlier on this day, Lee Jong Suk created a buzz when he expressed gratitude toward an unnamed individual during his award acceptance speech at the '2022 MBC Drama Awards'. Spurred on by the buzz, media outlet 'Dispatch' then exclusively reported on the couple's private vacation in Nagoya, Japan, over the Christmas holidays.

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Before, IU, Lee Jong-Suk was rumoured to be in a romantic relationship with Park Shin-Hye after acting together in Pinocchio. In late June 2015, it was reported that they were dating for four months after footage emerged of the two on a date and travelling secretly. Coming to IU, her name has been linked to actors and singers like Jang Woo Young, Eun Hyuk, Jang Ki Ha and more.

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