Every New Year’s, Dispatch follows a tradition in which they name a famous couple who has been dating covertly. Dispatch’s New Year’s Couple for 2023 was revealed to be IU and Lee Jong Suk this year.
The couple has reportedly been dating for almost four months, according to Dispatch. The two were observed together while in Japan by Dispatch. They spent three days and two nights in Nagoya, Japan, taking advantage of the winter holidays.
According to reports, Lee Jong Suk personally organised the trip, flew IU and her younger brother to Japan first, even set up a pick-up service for them at the airport, and subsequently joined them.
The couple’s families are already aware of their romance, according to unnamed sources cited in the article. Lee Jong Suk specifically invited IU’s younger brother to join them on their Christmas holiday after IU notably sung the wedding’s celebratory song earlier this year.
Dispatch also shared images of Lee Jong Suk and IU at the airport while they were travelling to and from Nagoya.
“Lee Jong Suk and IU really went from Inkigayo MCs to friends to now dating and Jongsuk even talked about his special person (IU) in his Daesang speech last night <3″
“Lee Jong Suk‘s acceptance speech last night and thanking a very special someone and it turned out to be IU“
“lee jong suk and iu makes a lot of sense to me if it’s true”
“IU and Lee Jong Suk really went from solid friendship to lovers, the fact that they are always supporting each other for a long time”
Lee Jong Suk was the subject of relationship rumours the night before as a result of his winning speech at the 2022 MBC Drama Awards.
The relationship between T-Hyomin ARA’s and soccer player Hwang Ui Jo was made public by Dispatch last year.