Actor Lee Hyun-woo and Singer IU: What Kind of Relationship They Have?

Are They Really Dating?

Lee Hyun-woo and IU are longtime friends, and over the years there has been some speculation over the nature of their relationship. On one episode of Happy Together, Lee Hyun-woo talks about what it’s like to be the subject of such rumors and clarifies that they are not dating.

In 2013, it was rumored that the two of them were seeing each other after they were spotted at a movie theater together. However, their agencies both denied that they were in a relationship, and stated that their managers had been with them at the theater as well.

When the MC panel asked about his past dating rumors with IU, Lee Hyun-woo said, laughing, “Going to watch a movie [with IU] caused nothing but awkwardness,”

The actor stated that he’s just close friends with IU, and explained “On the way back from the movies that after we went our separate ways after the film, my company kept calling me and told me articles on me and IU were uploaded. So I called Ji-eun (IU’s real name) and told her “Is it really something to be concerned over?” The company was impassive and so was she, recalling the events of that day.

“I was like, ‘What’s with these rumors?’ so I called IU and asked her what we should do,” he adds. “But she was just like, ‘It’s nothing to worry about.’”

When Yoo Jae-suk (the MC) tried to provoke a response by saying, “But as you hang out together as friends, isn’t it natural for there to be some feelings between you two?,” Lee Hyun-woo replied, incredulously, “With her?” causing a gale of laughter, although the hosts didn’t seem convinced.

When asked if the two had gone to the theater alone, Lee Hyun-woo says, “We went with our managers as well. But just one or two hours after, I started getting so many phone calls! I was trying to sleep.”

IU and Lee Hyun-woo’s comeback as a couple

After the rumor died down, IU and Lee Hyun-woo were working together again, for UNIONBAY.

IU was in the spotlight recently as a result of the news she broke up with her boyfriend. Although it was sad news, but IU’s fans were always there for her. Recently, she did a photoshoot with Lee Hyun-woo for UNIONBAY.

As reported by Allkpop, IU and Lee Hyun-woo were looking like they were comfortable and enjoying the sun. They were smiling brightly, to suit the feel of summer. The finished photos were so well done that many people seemed to disbelieve that the shoot was taken in winter. Behind the scenes, though, they were both shivering and struggled hard to take the shoot. Both showed professionalism on set and had such great chemistry to produce nice pictures.

IU is successful in her career as a singer and actress. She released some albums and they sold well. In her acting, she’s played many characters in dramas, and people have praised her for her growth as an actress. She, together with Lee Hyun-woo were perfect to show the spirit of summer for the UNIONBAY photo shoot.

The pictures below are all from the UNIONBAY photoshoot!


What do you think? Are they really dating or not?