Singer IU and actor Lee Jong-suk are in a relationship

Actor Lee Jong-suk, left, and singer IU whose real name is Lee Ji-eun. [HIGH ZIUM STUDIO, EDAM ENTERTAINMENT]

Singer-turned-actor IU and actor Lee Jong-suk are in a relationship, both of their agencies confirmed over the weekend.

Lee’s High Zium Studio confirmed the information to Dispatch on Saturday, after the local entertainment news outlet reported earlier in the day that the two stars spent the Christmas weekend together in Nagoya, Japan.

The outlet claimed that IU, whose real name is Lee Ji-eun, and Lee Jong-suk have been dating for four months.

“The two were close colleagues and recently started seriously dating,” said High Zium Studio.

IU’s agency Edam Entertainment also confirmed that the two are dating on Sunday.