For those thinking Dispatch went on vacation or suddenly grew a conscience in the recent quiet few months, clearly it was laying low to spring a big one on the public. This “exclusive dating reveal” is second only to the Lee Min Ho–Suzy shocker this year, probably as big as Park Shin Hye–Lee Jong Seok, but the spot this dating leading lady occupies is more akin to Suzy’s super young girl-next-door echelon. Dispatch is reporting that 22 year old singer-actress IU is dating 33 year old songwriter-musician Jang Ki Ha after tailing them for weeks and catching them on dates together at each other’s residence.
I still remember the collective freakout over IU and Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk a few years ago, but then she was still underage and is clearly reached her majority now, so hopefully the public reaction will be less nuclear. I have no clue who this Jang Ki Ha is since I don’t follow the Korean music scene, but I like IU very much so hopefully she’s happy in this relationship. Apparently the couple have been dating for 7 months and connect through their mutual love of and involvement in the music industry. I think the age difference between them is along the lines of Sulli–Choiza, and based on pictures he actually gives off Choiza vibes, so I wonder if that’s just the type sweet singer girls go for these days.