IU and T-ARA‘s Jiyeon have never been shy about showing their love for each other! Ever since they became cast mates on the SBS variety show Heroes in 2010, they have only gotten closer.
Check out some of their most precious moments together below!
1. When IU gave a meaningful gift
First up, the highlight of their history as friends so far—at least in the public’s eyes—was in Jiyeon’s recent wedding to baseball player Hwang Jae Gyun. She revealed on Instagram that IU had gifted her something that she put careful thought into: a bejeweled tiara.
It was decorated with her birthstone and the soloist gave it with the sweet message to “always live like a queen” no matter what.
2. When IU had one selfless wish
IU later grew serious as she asked Hwang Jae Gyun to take care of her friend. She bowed slightly while saying that she would be thankful if he would “make her smile a lot” during their marriage.
3. When she was fully invested in the ceremony
IU was not a passive guest at all during the wedding! She was seen throwing flowers at the happy couple as they walked down the aisle…
A diff angle of IU taking a vid of Jiyeon 😭😍😍😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/zUfX6hOxR9
— Dowee 🌅 (@rowee_uaena) December 11, 2022
…and she later made fans laugh when they spotted her covering T-ARA’s “Roly Poly” just like Jiyeon’s husband on stage. Her support was evident even when her friend wasn’t directly in front of her.
jiyeon husband dancing to roly poly what’s funny is iu is also doing the choreo from her seat 😭🤣
— 🎬 (@serene1219) December 10, 2022
4. When IU arrived at the wedding first
IU was also praised by Jiyeon after the wedding, with the latter expressing her amazement at the way she had arrived at the venue before anyone else. The “LILAC” singer showed with her actions just how significant she considered the event.
5. When Jiyeon saw their future together
Going back a few years, Jiyeon went on record to tell IU that she hopes they will be friends for decades more to come. She accompanied this with a joke to “endure” her playful teasing just a bit more.
6. When Jiyeon protected IU
Jiyeon’s act of covering IU’s legs with her coat dress is now making the rounds online. She had noticed a potential wardrobe malfunction due to the latter wearing a short dress while seated. She acted fast to ensure the fabric was lengthened and IU’s legs were safe from prying eyes.
7. When they reminisced about their past
Finally, in a 2020 episode of the tvN variety show On and Off, IU and Jiyeon weren’t shy at all when it came to expressing their love for each other. They teared up as they thought back on the hardships they faced in the past and shared their gratitude at being able to consistently rely on each other for comfort.
One thing is certain: they have a precious friendship that we can’t help but love!