Dispatch’s 2023 New Year’s Couple: IU And Lee Jong Suk

Ending 2022 with a bang!

Dispatch has an annual New Years tradition where they reveal a pair of top celebrities who have been dating in secret. And this year, Dispatch’s New Year’s Couple for 2023 was announced as IU and Lee Jong Suk.

IU with her younger brother waiting for Lee Jong Suk’s hotel pick-up service.

According to Dispatch, the pair have been dating for about four months. Dispatch was able to spot the two together spending time in Japan. They enjoyed the winter holidays for a three day, two night stay in Nagoya, Japan.

IU with her younger brother arriving at the airport.

Until their Japan vacation, the two were careful about their relationship. Lee Jong Suk left to go to Osaka, Japan on December 20 and IU travelled to Nagoya on December 24. Their final destination was Amannemu, a luxury resort in Nagoya, Japan. Lee Jong Suk headed to Nagoya following his fan meeting and IU went to Nagoya alongside her younger brother.

IU’s younger brother being escorted by Lee Jong Suk’s pick up service.

Lee Jong Suk travelled to Japan without telling anyone, even his manager. He personally booked the hotel and requested a pick-up service.

IU with her younger brother.

Dispatch was able to get a glimpse of Lee Jong Suk’s travels, showing that he was going back and forth between cities.

December 20 – Osaka

December 23 – Tokyo

December 24 – Nagoya

December 26 – Tokyo

December 27 – Seoul

During his fan meeting tour, he also made sure to spend time taking care of IU’s younger brother. Both side’s families have already acknowledged each other as well, with IU singing the congratulatory song at Lee Jong Suk’s younger brother’s wedding and Lee Jong Suk inviting IU’s younger brother for the aforementioned Nagoya trip. At the end of their vacation, Lee Jong Suk and IU flew out of Japan separately. IU flew out from Nagoya while Lee Jong Suk flew out of Tokyo.

IU leaving Nagoya to return to Seoul.

The couple still shared some couple items though, including glasses and bag. Lee Jong Suk’s agency has stated that they are currently looking into the report. However, an acquaintance of IU’s told Dispatch that they have been dating for four months and have a positive influence on each other.

IU and Lee Jong Suk with shared glasses and bags.

Last year, Dispatch revealed that T-ARA’s Hyomin and soccer star Hwang Ui Jo were in a relationship.

Source: Dispatch and Star News