The New Year celebration came early for Kdrama fans as their beloved actor Lee Jong-suk confirmed his relationship with famous Korean singer IU (Lee Ji-eun). Lee Jong-suk and IU's relationship confirmation comes a day after a Korean tabloid stated that the 33-year-old actor has been dating the singer from past 4 months. For the unversed, Lee Jong-suk-IU's relationship took off when the couple met on Inkigayo a decade ago and their friendship has now turned into romance. After the report went viral, HighZium Studio which represents Lee Jong-suk confirmed it and stated that they are now lovers. Now, for those who don't know who is Lee Jong-suk's new girlfriend IU, or some unknown facts about IU, here's what you should know-

Who is Lee Jong-suk's girlfriend?

As confirmed, Lee Jong-suk's girlfriend is singer IU. As per the information available in Korean media, Lee Ji-eun(IU) was born on May 16, 1993, in Songjeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea. At an early age, IU showed interest in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry and began attending acting classes. Following her elementary school years, her family's financial situation deteriorated, and they eventually moved to the nearby Uijeongbu, in Gyeonggi Province. She and her younger brother lived apart from their parents in a studio room with their grandmother and cousin for over one year in conditions of great poverty. IU had little contact with her parents over this period of time, but felt reassured under her grandmother's care.

She signed with LOEN Entertainment (now Kakao Entertainment) in 2007 as a trainee and debuted as a singer at the age of fifteen with her first extended play (EP) Lost and Found (2008). Although her follow-up albums, Growing Up and IU...IM, brought mainstream success, it was only after the release of "Good Day" the lead single from her 2010 album Real, that she achieved actual fame.

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Coming to her dating life, her name has been linked to actors and singers like Jang Woo Young, Eun Hyuk, Jang Ki Ha and more in the past.

Lee Jong-suk-IU relationship

A South Korean Tabloid captured Lee Jong-suk and IU on a Christmas date. Reportedly, they enjoyed a quiet Christmas holiday for 2 nights and 3 days at a luxury resort in Nagoya, Japan. Lee Jong Suk left for Osaka on the 20th for a fan meeting, and IU boarded a plane to Nagoya on December 24th. Lee Jong Suk personally prepared for the trip to Japan. It was done by himself without the manager knowing. An aide to the two was quoted by the Korean media saying, "Lee Jong Suk made a reservation for the hotel himself and applied for a pick-up service." An acquaintance of the two hinted, “The family has already acknowledged their relationship,” and “IU sang a congratulatory song for Lee Jong Suk’s younger sibling's wedding, and Lee Jong Suk invited her younger brother to a Christmas trip.”

Lee Jong Suk and IU went out 'separately', stayed 'together', and came in 'separately'. IU boarded a plane in Nagoya, and Lee Jong Suk entered the country via Tokyo. Still, the two were (if you know it) a couple. They wore the same glasses and carried the same bag. The flight line was complicatedly twisted, but the couple items were simple.

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