Korean Celebrities Who Shocked Us With Marriage Announcements In 2020


2020 was a wild year, its also been dubbed the year in which many Korean idols and actors shocked fans with their marriage news. Today we’re taking a look at the most shocking marriage announcements of 2020.

1Rapper BewhY

On October 22, BewhY took to his Instagram to announce the happy news through a handwritten letter to fans. In his letter, he talks about finding a partner he wants to be with for the rest of his life. He explained that he met her at the age of 20 and they have been dating for 8 years. They had decided to tie the knot ahead of his military enlistment.

BewhY also added that his fiancé has gotten so much hate for dating him that she was forced to delete her social media accounts, he wishes that his announcement will not bring hate towards her.

2TVXQ Changmin

On June 12, Changmin surprised fans by sharing the news himself through a handwritten letter. In the letter, he expressed his nervousness to write it as he has something important to tell his fans.

He says that he decided to continue his life with the woman whom he had previously confirmed to be dating. The wedding was held in September and added that Yunho supported his decision and was happy for him.

In his closing letter statement, he promised fans to walk on his path with greater responsibility, and will work hard as the head of a household and as TVXQ’s Changmin to give back to the fans who have always loved and supported him.

Following his personal letter, his agency, SM Entertainment confirmed the news in a separate statement. Changmin got married on October 25 to his non-celebrity girlfriend, since she’s a non-celebrity, details about the wedding was not be disclosed to the public.


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.

4Sung Joon

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 that 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.

5So Ji Sub

Actor So Ji Sub (43 years old) has confirmed that he legally registered his marriage to former announcer Jo Eun Jung who is 17 years younger than him earlier this year.

This comes almost a year after the announcement of the couple dating news. Back in May of 2019, the actor confirmed that they had begun dating, the two met for the first time in 2018 after Jo Eun Jung interviewed So Ji Sub for his movie “Be With You.”

After the news went public, So Ji Sub’s agency 51K entertainment coolly confirmed the relationship and said, ‘they’re in a serious relationship.’

After the initial article, some netizens began to speculate that So Ji Sub could be getting married to Jo Eun Jung, she quit her job and retired from the entertainment industry, and he was spotted shopping for an expensive ring at ‘Tiffany & Co.’ his wife’s official profile and SNS were all deleted from the internet.

On April 7, So Ji Sub’s agency released an official statement to confirm the happy news. They confirmed that they have filed their marriage registration on April 7; the couple has decided to forgo a wedding ceremony considering the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.

“In accordance to So Ji Sub and Jo Eun Jung’s wishes to keep this important happy moment of their lives quiet, only their close family members have gathered and they have decided to donate 50 million won to Good Neighbors to help children who are having trouble with education acquire tablet PC’s and smart devices to assist their studies.”

6Lee Jae Hoon

First-generation idol Cool member Lee Jae Hoon has dropped a bombshell on the industry earlier this year, 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.

7EXO Chen

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 agreed to their demands. SM even stated in an official statement that Chen won’t be leaving EXO.

On April 29, news outlets began to report that EXO Chen’s wife gave birth to a baby girl today at a hospital in the neighborhood of Cheongdam in Gangnam District.

Which one of these marriage announcements shocked you the most?



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