Dispatch has done it again.

Best known for exclusively breaking dating news in the Korean entertainment industry, the famed Korean media outlet has let slip yet another piece of celebrity couple news – Korea’s little sister IU and singer-songwriter Jang Kiha are dating!

Sources: Tumblr, Celeb Heath
Sources: Tumblr, Celeb Heathy

According to an exclusive report from Dispatch, the couple has been dating for about 7 months now.


IU, who is currently 22-year-old, and the 33-year-old musician are said to have gone on several dates since March this year. They made the time to meet each other despite their busy schedules and most of their dates took place at each other’s houses.

On one occasion, after returning from a trip to Shanghai, IU immediately went to see Kiha before going to practice for her fan meeting on 30th August. She also went straight to Kiha’s house in Mapo after returning from Hong Kong on 7th September.

When both are not busy, Kiha would also drive to IU’s house in his Hyundai i30. As they are wary of the public, Dispatch revealed that they were always wearing casual and dark outfits. They often wore masks during their dates too.

Kiha is a member of indie rock band Kiha & The Faces.

An acquaintance of both told Dispatch that despite the 11-year age difference, they connected through music and their relationship naturally developed romantically from there.

IU and Jang Kiha 2013
Source: Oh Kpop

Soon after Dispatch broke the news, IU’s management agency, LOEN Entertainment confirmed through an official statement that the two are in a relationship.

IU’s agency explained:

The two people are currently dating after developing feelings for each other while exchanging dicussions about music as colleagues beginning 2 years ago.


LOEN also asked for the public’s support so that the couple can continue their relationship as musicians and colleagues together.

Congratulations to the happy couple! 😉

Sources: AKP, Soompi, Mwave.

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