Jang Kiha’s Friend Revealed How He Helped Him and IU Date Secretly
Hong Sok Chun, a TV personality and restaurateur, shared the secret of his role in Jang Kiha and IU’s relationship!
On one of the episodes of Heard It Through the Grapevine, which was aired on January 18, 2016, Hong Suk Chun confessed that he knew the couple was dating before it was confirmed on the public. He said, “One day I got a call from Kiha, who told me that he had a friend who he wanted to eat with, but it was said they wanted it to be quiet event, and IU also came that day.”
He continued, “We didn’t allow any other customers at the restaurant that day, so that just the two of them could privately eat together.” Hong Suk Chun went on to say, “After that, we prepared a table for them another time, as well.”
“The staff at the restaurant really enjoyed it,” he commented, “I told the staff not to tell anyone and tried to make a delicious food for them. I also grabbed a cab for them when they were leaving.”
IU Speaks Up About Her Relationship With Jang Kiha
On October 8, 2015, IU wrote about her relationship with Jang Kiha at the fancafe website UENA, here is what she says:
Its 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 a good times, fighting, getting disappointed, and feeling thankful.
I was thinking about what would be a good way to tell anyone about this, but my turn was taken from me, Haha. Its sudden, but I think I’ve got to start a public relationship. Even if we pretend not to notice, this space [referring to fancafe] will be a little awkward for a while, right? I’m sorry for making this happy, bustling, and cute space to that way. I am so thankful to our UEANA 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 thousand times, i don’t know what to do. First, i will just keep going about my work bravely. I hope your day is not hard for today because of me, and I come back here soon.
End of IU and Jang Kiha’s Relationship
After dating for four years, the singer and song writer couple, IU and Jang Kiha, officially ended their relationship!
Both of their agencies, LOEN and Dooroodooroo Entertainment, revealed the news on January 23, 2017, by saying, “The two recently broke up and have decided to remain in a good Hoobae (Junior) and Sunbae (Senior) relationship.”
Before, the two of them met each other on Jang Kiha’s SBS Power FM radio broadcast and started their relationship in 2013. Two years later in 2015, the Korean media announced their relationship in public.
A Truth Behind The Breakup
News of the breakup between IU and Jang Kiha made huge headlines in the Korean news!
According to the news site Soompi, the couple had already experiencing a lot of relationship problems in previous months, as they broke up and got back together again for different reasons. In the end, they finally decided to just end their relationship. There were speculations about the couple’s breakup that have been confirmed by Jang Kiha’s agency. There are no doubts about that the reason was because they were at the lowest points of their careers, as well with their personal life.
Perhaps one of the main reasons why their relationship didn’t last very long was because of the hectic schedules they had. The good news is that IU and Jang Kiha already moved on from their past differences and accepted their fate. They don’t hold any grudges with each other. IU and Jang Kiha are still good friends, despite them not being a couple anymore.
IU and Jang Kiha’s Latest News and Updates
IU Prepares a Personal and Heartwarming Gift For Her Staff Member
IU was recently revealed to have been preparing a special gift to her staff!
IU is known to show her affection towards her staff members, whom shes refers to as Team IU. She has even made pay raises and job security for the staff part of her contract conditions with her agencies.
The director of IU’s styling team, Seo Yeon, uploaded a post on Instagram that was a photo of a photobook that IU, herself, had made for the staff for her tour “dlwlrma“. The director wrote on the caption, “I’ve worked with many people in my life, but is there any other artist who captures her staff in photographs and in her heart like this? No no”.
“I thought ever since I was younger that i had a lot of luck on the people surrounded me. They’re not people who think of me differently after i became successful. There was a time when my staff might have/had leave the company due to lack of work, but I requested that they stay with me and promised them an income guarantee.” IU said on a TV show.
She continued, “The reason I was able to work hard and healthy until now was because of their love.” She then says, “My staff are principled and respectful, that honestly keep me in line as well. Without them, it would be much harder for me on a human level.”
Here are the picture of the photobook:
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IU Shows Her Support Towards Her Best Friend, Yoo In Na, On A Film Setting
IU showed her support and love to her best friend, Yoo In Na!
One of the employee in the industry shared a photo of some food on February 13, 2019. The food was sent to the set of Yo In Na’s current drama, Touch Your Heart.
The photo showed various entrees, side dishes, and fruit, which included chicken soup, braised short ribs, bulgogi, stir fried squid, and many more that was sent by IU. Here is the picture, below:
He added that IU also sent a coffee truck to the drama set, with a photo of her and Yoo In Na. The coffee sleeves read as, “I’m cheering on tvN drama Touch Your Heart and actress Yoo In Na, from: IU”.
IU and Yoo In Na are well known for their loving friendship, and consistently show support for each other.
Jang Kiha’s Band “Kiha & The Faces” Announces Their Disbandment
The indie rock band has announced that they are no longer to be a band, starting next year.
Kiha & The Faces started their debut back in 2008, with Cheap Coffee. Due to their unique style of music, they were said to have created a huge change in the indie band world.
But the lead singer of the group, Jang Kiha, along with the other members, wrote on their personal Instagram account , “Our upcoming 5th album will be Kiha & The Faces’ last one. Starting from the first day of 2019, all six of us will be going our own ways.” They wrote it on October 18, 2018.
The group members wrote in the disbandment statement, “It’s already been 10 years since we released Cheap Coffee and started this band. During that time, we make an effort to always grow. We know that the fans who loves us and reading this can only feel hurt,” they continued, “Starting from today until 31 December, more than ever, we will have a great time together with the fans”. Here is Jang Kiha update:
On November 5, 2018, Kiha & The Faces released their final album and planned to hold a concert, as well. After officially disbanding on December 31, all the members plan to pursue careers as singers, song writers, instrumentalists, producers, DJ’s, and many more.
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