On January 1st actors Lee Jong Suk and IU, who declared their relationship, drew attention because they did not hide their affection for each other.
Through her recent pictorial and interview with Harper’s Bazaar Korea, IU drew attention by conveying her mature appearance and changed values.
In particular, when IU was asked, “In this tough world, is there still a hope for love?”, IU honestly confessed her feelings for her lover Lee Jong Suk, saying, “It’s embarrassing to say it out loud, but I believe that love overcomes hatred nonetheless.”
She said, “In the end, love wins. Even when I lose my balance and shake, I often repeat, ‘But love will win in the end,’ and have logic, build muscles of thoughts, or control my mind. The proposition that love wins has been fully experienced throughout my life. I will continue to believe that.”.
Lee Jong Suk continued his heart-fluttering confession to IU, causing fans to envy him.
In an interview with the March issue of Esquire magazine, Lee Jong Suk said, “It may sound cliche to say that IU’s existence itself is supportive and helpful, but I get comfort from her music, her lyrics, and comforting sentences. But most of all, we’ve been friends for a long time, and I think he’s the funniest person in the world. I was comforted a lot by her who was a friend at a time of concern when I came up to my 30s as I mentioned earlier,” expressing his affectionate feelings.
In addition, Lee Jong Suk said, “We’ve been friends since our mid-20s, so it’s like we met when we were quite young. Whenever she tells me, ‘I’ve grown up a lot now,’ I feel like I want to be more grown up. And now more than ever. It made me think that I want to become a much better human being.” It was Lee Jong Suk who expressed his satisfaction with his self-development through IU.
Before revealing the relationship’, Lee Jong Suk gave his acceptance speech at the MBC Acting Awards saying, “I had a lot of worries and fears after completing military service, but there was someone who helped me think positively and have a good direction as a human being. Always. I want to say thank you for being cool, that I have liked you a lot for a very long time, and that I respect you so much.”
After announcing her public relationship with Lee Jong Suk, IU said, “I’m in a relationship. I’m growing a good heart by relying on a long-time colleague. Thank you for supporting me for a long time, always telling me ‘You’re cool, you’re cool’, and giving me sincere encouragement. He is a trustworthy and cute person.” and confessed her affection for Lee Jong Suk.