Talented singer and actress IU recently revealed that she has been in a relationship for the last two years with singer and radio host Jang Ki Ha. In a statement to her fans, she admitted that she fell in love with him at first sight in October 2013 when she appeared on Jang Ki Ha's "Great Radio" show as a guest. You can witness this sweet moment for yourself by watching the video of their first encounter in English here! 

In the video, you can see by IU's body language and behavior that she is quickly smitten by Jang Ki Ha. She even admits that there is a peculiar feeling in the room. Jang Ki Ha's calmness and demeanor must have been some of the things that made IU feel comfortable and fall in love.

Isn't their interaction a little awkward but adorable? He can't seem to stop genuinely complimenting her. 

When news of the relationship broke, IU wrote the following on Uaena, her fancafe website:

“It’s been almost two years since we’ve dated. I fell for him immediately after meeting him for the first time through a radio show. He is a boyfriend whom I have a lot to learn from and I am thankful for that. We are dating like any other couple, having good times, fighting, getting disappointed, and feeling thankful.”

“I was thinking about what would be a good way to tell everyone about this but my turn was taken from me. Haha, it’s sudden, but I think I’ve got to start a public relationship. Even if we pretend not to notice, this space [referring to the fan cafe] will be a little awkward for a while, right? I am sorry for making this happy, bustling, and cute space that way. I am so thankful to our Uaena who worried about me first despite that. I am thankful and sorry for all the worries, support, and disappointment.”

“Although I’ve played this out in my head thousands of times, I don’t know what to do. First, I will just keeping going about my work bravely. I hope your day is not hard today because of me, and I will come back here soon.”

IU and Jang Ki Ha debuted in 2008 and have been busy in music, radio, hosting and acting since. IU starred on the KBS series Producer with Kim Soo Hyun and Gong Hyo Jin this summer. 

I kind of hope Jang Ki Ha takes a stab at acting so we can see the beautiful couple together in a K-drama! Congrats to the happy couple! 


Watch IU in Producer: