In curt a press statement on December 31, HighZium Studio revealed, "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."
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.
Congratulations to the new couple!
IU's agency EDAM Entertainment has also spoken up with the following confirmation: "The two recently went from being close acquaintances to lovers."