On the July 15 episode of Ask Us Anything featuring Red Velvet, Irene revealed how close she is with her parents.
Irene said, I went on a trip to Gyeongju with my parents recently. While we were on our way, I suddenly felt a pang of sadness because my father who always looked big, now looked small. I normally take a lot of pictures of scenery, but I asked myself whether I had any pictures of my parents on my phone. This time, I tried to take photos and videos with them.