It’s the end of another K-Pop couple.
After dating for approximately 4 years, 23-year-old IU and 34-year-old Jang Kiha have called it quits. The news was reported by South Korean media Ilgan Sports, who revealed that the pair broke up for good about a week ago after being in an on-and-off relationship. This was then confirmed by the labels of both artistes.
Jang Kiha’s label, Dooroodooroo, confirmed the news in a statement. They said, “It’s true they recently broke up, they decided to remain good senior-junior to each other.” This was echoed by IU’s company, Loen Entertainment, who released an almost identical statement.
The couple met in 2013 and started seeing each other not long after that. Dispatch made public the news in October 2015, but stated that the pair has been dating for around 7 months then. The pair was extremely careful when they went on dates, but it didn’t escape the eyes of Dispatch, who reported that they met each other frequently at their respective houses.
Despite the 11-year age gap, IU has repeatedly expressed her love for the Kiha & The Faces frontman. She also previously revealed that she fell in love at first sight when they met up at a radio show, and was extremely grateful for his presence.
We’re not sure why they broke up, but we have to say, it was cute to witness IU gushing about her ex-boyfriend. Regardless, we wish them all the best in their future endeavours.