The revelation of IU and Lee Jong Suk as the Dispatch New Year Couple was the perfect gift to start 2023. While singer-actress IU and actor Lee Jong Suk admitted their dating relationship, are you curious about their first meeting and how they describe each other? Check out the following complete reports for more the couple’s relationship facts.
IU and Lee Jong Suk Personally Confirmed Dating Relationship
The Korean entertainment industry received a delightful surprise when Dispatch announced IU and her boyfriend, Lee Jong Suk, as their New Year Couple for 2023. Despite the timing being before midnight, the news of dating relationship of IU and Lee Jong Suk left the entire Korean hallyu wave community in awe.
After the news broke the internet, IU and Lee Jong Suk’s agency immediately released an official statement confirming the relationship. A while later, both celebrities finally told their side of the story through a separate personal letter posted on their official fan cafe.
The Complete Facts about the 2023 Dispatch New Year Couple
Now that IU and her boyfriend dating relationship is finally official, there are various secret facts that you will need to revisit. It will surprise you how the 2023 Dispatch New Year Couple, IU and Lee Jong Suk, are really a match made in heaven.
1. First Meeting: SBS Inkigayo in 2012
The first among IU and her boyfriend, Lee Jong Suk, facts you must know was that the good relationship started years ago when the two celebrities met as MC in SBS Inkigayo 2012.
During that time, there were rumors that IU and Lee Jong Suk often had a quarrel backstage because she had always suggested them to wear fancy costumes. Nevertheless, these quarrels led them to a perfect and wonderful relationship journey.
2. Lee Jong Suk Developed a Crush on IU during Their First Meeting
While their first meeting may have been a public secret, what you might not realize was that Lee Jong Suk had already developed a crush during the time.
In his letter, Lee Jong Suk stated that he developed big feelings after meeting IU the first time. It was way more than just childish puppy love, and the feeling grew bigger and bigger over time.
Unfortunately, he could not express his feelings at the time. He was not able to achieve anything regarding his feelings towards IU. All he could do was simply ask his crush what Lee Jong Suk would do if he missed her, that he wanted to meet her on Inkigayo.
Fortunately, at this question, IU answered, “You are welcome anytime.”
“We first met when we were in our mid-20s. For me, it was more than just a crush or childish puppy love. There was something big there, and at times, I was disappointed that it didn’t go anywhere.”Lee Jong Suk.
3. Lee Jong Suk’s Years of One-Sided Love Just Like in Korean Drama
The more interesting facts about the 2023 Dispatch New Year Couple relationship were how IU and Lee Jong Suk’s story developed like a classic Korean romance drama.
For years after their first meeting, Lee Jong Suk’s one-sided love for IU remains solid and intact. He stayed good friends with IU while watching and admiring her up close.
In fact, Lee Jong Suk stated that there were always parts of his heart that belonged to IU. For him, she was like the character Kang Dan I (in Romance is a Bonus Book): someone he loves and is extremely precious to him, and she stayed there for a really long time.
“At the time, I was moving on with my life. However, there was always a part of my heart that belonged to her. It was strange, indeed. I think you would all understand it if I put it this way; She was like Kang Dan I to me.”Lee Jong Suk.
4. IU is a Reliable Girlfriend whom Lee Jong Suk Wants to Protect
Further, in their personal letters, the 2023 Dispatch New Year Couple revealed that both IU and her boyfriend were someone that made them improve as an individual.
Lee Jong Suk stated that during the times both of them stayed friends, they could rely on each other as they went through their life’s trouble. For him, IU is truly amazing and mature. But at the same time, she made him want to protect her more.
“As friends, we were there for each other when we needed directions in our lives. We debated over the troubles in our lives and I was able to rely on her.
She may be younger than I am, but she was so mature that she felt like a noona sometimes. Still, at the same time, she made me want to protect her.
All in all, she’s such a wonderful person. And now, she makes me want to become
a better man.”Lee Jong Suk.
He Gave Us Hints!
If you pay attention more closely, Lee Jong Suk already hinted at his personal feelings toward the idol-actress a while ago. Last year, the actor talked about his wish to prepare himself for a marriage and future wife. He described his ideal girlfriend and wished to God that he would meet the woman very soon.
Little did he know at the time that the universe was already preparing something extraordinary for him.
“Finding my ideal type. I wish God to please show me my future wife.
I really think about this stuff now that I’m older. In the past, when everyone asked me about my ideal type, I would just answer those questions vaguely.
But today, I want to be able to answer them clearly: someone wise and strong-minded whom I can also respect. But mostly someone cute.”Lee Jong Suk.
Strong-minded, respected, and cute? It was definitely IU!
5. Lee Jong Suk was the Reason of IU’s Amazing Self-Improvement
At the same time, IU also revealed facts that her relationship with Lee Jong Suk had been the reason for her magnificent self-improvement.
Through her personal letter, facts stated that IU and Lee Jong Suk were in a relationship where they can support and rely on each other. Furthermore, IU revealed that her boyfriend had been a cute figure that supported and admired her for a long time. And he was why the idol-actress had been in good emotional condition and having a good time.
“I am developing good feelings for someone who has been a colleague for a long time, and we have been relying on each other.
Thankfully, he is a reliable and cute person who gives me sincere encouragement and has supported me for a long time.
Since UAENA always are the ones who pay attention the most to me, you must have realized that I’m in a good emotional condition and having a good time these days.
One of the other reasons why I have felt this way is that I am recently prouder and more passionate about my work. I think it is also because I have a good friend who has been around me for a long time complimenting me in a closer place now.”IU.
6. IU and Lee Jong Suk: An Exemplary Development of Healthy Relationship
Finally, these stunning facts truly describe how the couple has created yet another guide on developing a healthy relationship. They started off as acquaintances, and although Lee Jong Suk might have loved IU for a long time, they developed their relationship carefully over time.
The slow and steady improvement in the relationship of IU and Lee Jong Suk has built a strong foundation. That is why even after their relationship improved from friends to lovers, and finally later to a possible marriage, IU and her boyfriend will be able to face any new problems due to this solid good and healthy relationship they had built over time.
Congratulations, IU and Lee Jong Suk! You guys are the perfect and heartwarming Dispatch Couple this 2023 New Year!
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