Follow AssignNew Year’s Day relationship disclosureactor Lee Jong Suk wrote letters to her fans—thanking them for their support of her career and her relationship with a friend-turned-boyfriend IU.
Hello, this is Lee Jong Suk. I realize I haven’t thanked the fans personally since winning a major award. So, even though it’s late, I thought I’d leave it here since I haven’t written in a while.
Sorry, I ended this year with a surprise. And thanks for cheering me on at the awards ceremony so I can keep my chin up.
I guess what I want to share is that I really appreciate you all. I still don’t feel enough; I am less introverted no matter how old I am. But you continue to support me with never ending love and encouragement, and I thank you. I got more and more nervous with every word, and I forgot the most important part. So, again, thank you very much, and I’m sorry.
In the letter, Lee Jong Suk shared that he and IU had been friends since their mid-20s. He admitted that, although the two started out as friends, he had feelings for the singer which he had not explored for a long time.
Also, I believe that I have surprised all of you with the articles that have come out recently… And I want to tell you more about him.
We met for the first time when we were in our mid-20s. For me, it grew into something like a crush. There’s something big there, and sometimes, I’m disappointed that it’s not going anywhere. For a long time, we remained friends. But now, we are finally together.
Hmm… I wish I could explain this better.
Comparing IU to Kang Dan I’s character from his 2019 K-Drama Romance Is A Bonus BookLee Jong Suk explained there was “always a part of [his] heart” owned by IU.
How should I say this…? I went on with my life, doing my own thing. But there’s always a part of my heart that belongs to her. * He’s weird like that. I think you all will understand it if I put it this way; He is like Kang Dan I to me.
As friends, we are there for each other when we need a little direction in our lives. We fight because of the problems that life throws at us. I can count on it. Despite being younger than me, he feels like noona sometimes. He’s so mature, but at the same time, he makes me want to protect him.
Overall, he is an extraordinary person. And now, he makes me want to be a better man.
*In a more literal translation, Lee Jong Suk wrote that “IU is a strange person, who always stays in the corner of my mind.” That could be interpreted as the actor having feelings for her for years.
Lee Jong Suk closed the letter by asking fans for their understanding of his new (but not so new) love.
I hope I did a decent job of introducing it to all of you. It’s my first so I’m afraid I caught you off guard and I hurt your feelings.
I ask for your generous understanding.
So much has happened in 2022. Thank you again for all the love and support you have shared with me throughout this year. It makes me so happy to see everyone again. I wish you all a happy new year. And I’ve always loved you all.
IU also wrote letters to her fans after their relationship was revealed. Read the version here.
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