2020 has started with a bang and it didn’t slow down at all!
Its highly unlikely that a Korean celebrity, idol or actor, ever confess they’re engaged/married and it’s even more unlikely that they have a child together. Having four celebrities confess to just that in less than 40 days into 2020 is something the Kpop industry has never witnessed.
Today, we’re taking a look at the four Korean celebrities who confessed to getting engaged/married in 2020.
It all started with EXO Chen, who is also the youngest celebrity on this list and the one who unfortunately received the most backlash. On January 13, EXO Chen personally announced that he’s currently engaged to his non-celebrity girlfriend who is also pregnant with his child.
Later, SM Entertainment confirmed that EXO Chen is getting married to his non-celebrity girlfriend and is going to become a dad. The wedding will be held privately attended by only their families, no more details were announced.
Over 28 fansites shut down or take rest following Chen marriage news, and many Korean fans opposed his marriage. There is a particular fan union that continues to demand SM to kick out Chen from EXO for ‘damaging the group.’ SM never responded to their demands.
The former Leessang member shocked fans by announcing he had gotten married 3 years ago during an appearance on January 27 on Channel A variety show ‘Eye Contact.’
But that’s not only it, the rapper also had a son two years ago. He’s been married since 2018. He has been away from the limelight following his third drunk driving incident, he’s taken a hiatus since then and this marked his first appearance in a long time on TV.
On February 3, Sung Joon opened up about his personal life revealing that he has married a non-celebrity wife and that he has a child. The shocking news was revealed through his agency O& Entertainment who explained that he was in a relationship with someone he was planning to marry, and right before his enlistment, they had a child and the couple rushed through the legal proceedings.
Sung Joon requested a change in assignment to carry out his military service as a full-time reserve.
The agency also attached a hand-written letter by Sung Joon. He explained that he found someone he loves and wants to spend the rest of his life with her, he says while they were happily planning a wedding, they found out she’s pregnant.
Fans were shocked but congratulated the actor.
4Lee Jae Hoon
The biggest and most shocking celebrity case on this list goes to Lee Jae Hoon.
First-generation idol Cool member Lee Jae Hoon has dropped a bombshell on the industry, he revealed that he has been married since 2009 and not only that but he has two children, one daughter born in 2010 and one son born in 2013.
On February 5, he posted a letter to his fan café, in it he explains his secret and why he hid it for 11 years from his fans, he says his feelings of guilt stopped him from getting closer to his fans, he offered his sincere apologies to them.
He reveals that due to his wife being a regular person, he hesitated over and over again, he was afraid the news would become burdensome to her and her family. He says he came to the decision to reveal this because he thought that it would be more harmful to his family in the end if he kept hiding it.
He apologized in his letter again and carefully asked everyone for their support and love.
Lee Jae Hoon is now 45 years old and at the time of his marriage was 34 years old.