Lee Ji Eun, widely known as IU, is a South Korean actress, singer, and songwriter. Her stage name IU means I and U, symbolizing the force that unifies music. IU recently released her album Pieces.
She is one of the most successful solo K-pop idols of the generation. She signed with Kakao M in 2007 as a trainee and debuted at the very young age of fifteen.
Her first album was Lost and Found. She acted in many K-dramas like Dream High, Hotel Del Luna, My Mister, The Producers, and Persona.
She earned a lot of recognition for acting in dramas like Hotel Del Luna and Moon Lovers. IU has gone through many dating rumors. As we all know, being a celebrity is never easy.
Dating is a big taboo in Korea. Most Celebrities and K-pop idols are not allowed to date. Either they don’t date or keep their relationships secret.
If their relationship gets disclosed, they lose a lot of fans. IU has a long dating history too. Although many of them were rumors. Are you a Uaena? If yes, then let’s take a look at her dating history:
IU’s dating history: who is IU dating in 2023?
1) Jang Woo Young
Jang Woo Young, popularly known as Woo Young, is a well-liked actor, songwriter, dancer, and singer. He is one of the members of the boy band called 2 pm.
IU and Jang Woo Young were first seen together in a drama called Dream High. They were known as the Milky Couple. IU and Wooyoung shared some adorable moments.
Dream High was one of the most successful dramas of 2011. Therefore, the couple earned a lot of attention. Because of their dating rumors, IU was very worried when she was chosen as Woo Young’s love interest for Dream High.
Fans often thought they were giving dating hints by going to different restaurants for meals.
2) Eun Hyuk
Eun Hyuk(Suju) is a South Korean rapper, dancer, singer, and songwriter. He got famous with the boyband Super Junior and sister group Super Junior- D&E.
Both IU and Eun Hyuk belonged to the same industry and seemed pretty close. In 2012, IU accidentally uploaded a close, shirtless picture of Eun Hyuk and her.
Their fans became super curious when the rumors started. Not only did their dating rumors go viral but also their marriage and even pregnancy rumors.
They became a hot topic of gossip for the media. But both of them denied their dating rumors. But it is said that they were dating for nearly three years, from 2012 to 2015.
3) Jang Ki Ha
Jang Ki Ha is an actor and singer from the famous music band Kiha & Faces. There were weird but lovely songs in the popular sitcom Potato Star 2013QR3.
Those were sung by none other than Jang Ki Ha. In the beginning, both of them didn’t even deny their dating rumors. Also, many of their pictures went viral. Finally, in 2015, the two confirmed their relationship through their respective agencies.
The couple first met in a KBS2 show Entertainment Weekly where IU appeared as a guest and Kiha was a DJ. After dating for two years, the couple broke up officially.
4) Lee Hyun Woo
Lee Hyun Woo started his career as a child actor when he was nine years old. He is an actor and singer. The artist also appeared in the television series, The Return of Iljimae and Queen Seondoek.
He also appeared in dramas like Master of Study and To the Beautiful You. He has been a best friend of IU. But the media couldn’t accept them as merely best friends. Fans also suspected them when dispatch saw a picture of them at a movie theater.
Their photos first went viral in 2013. In 2018, after IU broke up with Kiha, they were seen again together posing for the brand UNIONBAY. They made such a cute couple that fans couldn’t stop making rumors about them.
5) Lee Joon Gi
The drama in 2016 raised a void of unfinished love stories among the fans. Fans still remember the lonely king Lee Joon Gi waiting for his dead lover who is alive, in another time and dimension of the universe.
The on-screen chemistry and off-screen relationship between these actors made people think about whether they are dating in real life or not. IU’s breakup, just after ending the drama, Moon Lovers made the fans more suspicious of the reason for their breakup.
Fans had been suspecting that there was a massive possibility that both of them were dating. Many fans believed that Lee Joon Gi was to blame for Kiha and IU’s breakup.
6) Kang Ha Neul
Kang Ha Neul is famous for his roles in various movies and dramas like When the Camellia Blooms, Forgotten, Moon Lovers, Midnight runners, and many more.
The actor first appeared with IU in the drama called Moon Lovers. The chemistry between IU and Kang Ha Neul earned a lot of attention from the fans.
Fans wanted them to become real couples. But they are still good friends even after years of working together.
7) Yeo Jin Goo
The relationship between IU and Hotel Del Luna actor Yeo Jin Goo is special. Fans wished them to be together. Although, they are still in contact with each other. Hotel Del Luna is still one of my favorite dramas.
Lee Jong Suk
IU and Lee Jong Suk dating is the first thing we heard since we entered 2023. The new couple is giving some Korean drama vibes already and we’re here for the fun and excitement.
The couple confirmed their relationship on December 31st, 2022, and the whole industry turned upside down because nobody saw this coming. According to the Lee Jong Suk’s agency’s announcement, the two started a serious relationship and have asked their fans for supporting them.
The couple has been spotted multiple times in old photos and events but this is the first time that the two officially confirmed their new relationship to the public. Fans of both individuals have also supported their work and the Lee Jong Suk and IU dating history should be enjoyed by their fans together too!
IU dating history: conclusion
In conclusion, I believe IU is a passionate and kind-hearted singer. Fans have often behaved rudely to her. One of the big reasons for getting so much hate was that she was BTS Jungkook’s ideal type.
She is so warm-hearted that she doesn’t get angry when a water bottle is thrown at her face. IU auditioned over 20 times, but she failed all of them.
She also got scammed by fake entertainment companies who took the money, saying they would let her debut. I want her to be happy with a perfect person in the future.