Recent news about Lee Jong Suk’s relationship sent fans into a frenzy after media outlet Dispatch revealed that the South Korean heartthrob is currently dating IU.
Based on reports, the outlet cited that the duo spent Christmas together in Nagoya, Japan.
Interestingly, the stars’ respective agencies released a statement confirming dating rumors.
Lee Jong Suk, IU Representatives Confirm Stars’ Relationship
In a report obtained by Soompi, Lee Jong Suk’s agency, HighZium Studio confirmed that the actor and IU’s relationship “recently progressed from being close acquaintances into being a couple.
Moreover, the label also said that “they are maintaining a serious relationship.”
As for IU’s agency EDAM Entertainment also shared the same details and asked for the fans’ support for the new couple.
To recall, before Dispatch revealed Lee Jong Suk and IU’s relationship, the actor made headlines after thanking a special friend upon winning the MBC Drama awards 2022 Daesang trophy.
During his acceptance speech, the 33-year-old actor mentioned that he “liked and respected” the person “very much" but didn't name the person he was referring to.
At that time, fans speculate that Lee Jong Suk is currently in a relationship.
Lee Jong Suk Dating History: Actor’s Rumored Girlfriends in Showbiz
Being in the industry, Lee Jong Suk has been embroiled in countless dating rumors involving fellow celebrities and co-stars, however, most of it was speculation from fans and media outlets.
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Per previous reports, Lee Jong Suk met Kwon Nara during her idol days after a performance by the all-female group HELLOVENUS.
At the time, the actor became friends with Kwon Nara and convince her to join Lee Jong Suk’s then-agency, A-MAN Project, after her contract with Fantialgo ended.
From long-time friends, the two became a hot topic after they were rumored to be dating.
In 2019, Newsis reported that Kwon Nara is dating Lee Jong Suk after a sighting of the duo including the actress at his cafe, 89 Mansion.
Amid the dating rumors, A-Man Project denied the news saying that Kwon Nara and Lee Jong Suk have remained in a close senior-junior relationship.
Park Shin Hye
In 2014, Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Suk appeared in the hit drama Pinnochio. Their undeniable chemistry lead fans to speculate that they were dating.
Dispatch even released an exclusive photo featuring the two celebrities in 2015 after traveling secretly.
However, their respective agencies say that is nothing more than just friends.
As for the duo’s sightings abroad, the labels said it was for a photoshoot.
Han Hyo Joo
After Pinnochio, one of Lee Jong Suk’s blockbuster K-dramas is W starring Han Hyo Joo.
Like the instance with Park Shin Hye, it was speculated that he is dating his co-star after starring in the same project but despite the actor saying that he is “comfortable” working with Han Hyo Joo, there is nothing romantic going on between them.
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