South Korean stars Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon are set to tie the knot, after four years of dating.
According to South Korean entertainment site Soompi, the actors’ agencies Salt Entertainment and Santa Claus Entertainment announced on Nov 23 that Park Shin Hye and Choi Tae Joon’s wedding will be held privately on January 22, 2022 in Seoul. Salt Entertainment also revealed that Park Shin Hye is pregnant.
The two reportedly started dating in 2017, and revealed their relationship in 2018. The 31-year-old actress is best known for her role in 2003 South Korean drama Stairway to Heaven, as well as Memories of the Alhambra and zombie movie Alive, with her latest screen appearance being Sisyphus: The Myth.
Choi Tae-joon, 30, has also starred in various Korean drama series, and snagged a Best New Actor award for his role in the 2014 television drama Mother’s Garden.
The two actors each shared statements on their fan cafés. Park Shin Hye wrote (Source: Soompi):
Hello. It’s Park Shin Hye. It’s getting colder these days. I’m curious if everyone’s doing healthy and well.
A few days ago, I was cleaning my house and found the my contract with my first agency 20 years ago. I was in the 6th grade of elementary school and became an actress in my second year of middle school. In the blink of an eye, 18 years have passed. I felt that time really flies.
Many people were with me during my childhood, and it’s thanks to all of your love and support that I was able to grow into an actress who can show her various sides in several productions. Many times I was happy in front of the camera, but whenever I had a hard time, it was my fans who gave me great strength and courage. Each of your words of encouragement made me get back up and stand in front of the camera.
So I’m very nervous to be sharing this news today, and on one hand, I’m worried that you might be very surprised by this sudden news. But I still wanted to tell all of you first.
I am getting married to the person I have been in a relationship with for a long time. He has been a source of support for a long time and embraced all of the shortcomings of the person Park Shin Hye, and I would like to begin a life as a married couple with him.
And though I am cautious to say this as it is very early on, I was blessed with a baby. I wanted to tell you before anyone else. I will show you a positive side after I start a family as well.
Thank you for supporting my lacking self with your love. It will take some time, but I will work hard to return as a great actress soon so that you don’t have to wait too long. Please stay healthy until then, and I will close my letter here.”
Meanwhile, Choi Tae-joon shared:
“Hello. This is Choi Tae-joon.
Thanks to all of you who have been supporting me for a long time, I’m living every day with gratitude.
With a trembling heart, I am writing this post to share some news that I would like you to know first before anyone else. I’ve exchanged various emotions with and maintained a meaningful relationship with someone for a long time. She is like a savior to me who taught me without words to smile brightly when I’m happy and to cry out loud when I’m sad. Now, we would like to make our marriage vows and let this love that I’m grateful for bear fruit.
And though I feel cautious saying this, we were blessed with a baby while preparing for the new chapter in our lives.
You may have been surprised by the sudden news, but I wanted to let you know before anyone else, so I am conveying my heartfelt feelings through my incomplete writing.
Now, I will show you my responsibility as a member of a family, and as actor Choi Tae Joon, I will greet you with acting that meets your expectations.
Thank you for reading this long post.
The weather has gotten chilly. Be healthy, everyone!”
Congrats to the pair!
- choi tae joon
- park shin hye