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This is what IU sang to celebrate the birthday of her boyfriend Lee Jong Suk 11 years ago

As IU and Lee Jong Suk are confirmed to be dating, netizens are re-examining the birthday song IU sang to Lee Jong Suk in the past. 

IU and Lee Jong Suk’s agencies acknowledged the two’s romance on December 31st, 2022, saying “They developed from being close colleagues into lovers and are continuing to date seriously”. The two also left long messages on their official accounts to directly inform fans of the news.

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IU and Lee Jong Suk have known each other for a long time since they worked together as MCs for SBS’s music show “Inkigayo” in 2012.

Netizens recently recalled an awkward moment of that time. They pointed out the “Inkigayo” broadcast on September 9th, 2012 in which IU prepared a birthday celebration for Lee Jong Suk.

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On the broadcast, IU held a birthday cake and sang a song for Lee Jong Suk. Instead of the lyrics “my beloved…”, IU sang, “To handsome Jong Suk, though it’s not love and we’re still getting close to each other. Happy birthday to you”, giving a witty congratulations.

Hearing IU’s honest birthday song, Lee Jong Suk smiled brightly then blew out the candle on the cake. 

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Bringing back this video, Internet users commented, “They’ve known each other for a long time”, “They were really connected in that way, how amazing”, “They remained close friends after working as MCs for ‘Inkigayo’ then suddenly became lovers”, “The two fought a lot during that time, but I didn’t know they would end up with a romantic relationship”, etc.

Source: Nate

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