Korean actor Choi Tae-joon, 30, wrote a letter to fans to inform them about his impending marriage to actress Park Shin-hye and their baby.
Park Shin-hye, 31, shocked colleagues and fans on Nov. 23 when she announced that she is pregnant with Choi Tae-joon’s baby and that they are going to marry.
Salt Entertainment, Park Shin-hye’s agency, revealed that the couple will be getting married in Seoul on Jan. 22, 2022. Other details of the marriage are being kept confidential.
In his letter to fans, Choi Tae-joon said, “These days, I am grateful for all of you who have been by my side for a long time to support me. I am writing this letter with a nervous heart because I have news I want to inform you first.”
“I have a precious someone that I have shared many emotions with for a long time and continued a meaningful relationship with. He is like a savior who silently taught me how to smile brightly when I am happy and how to cry out when I am sad,” he added.
“Now, in order to achieve the fruits of this grateful love, we are about to make a promise as a couple,” he said.
Choi Tae-joon also revealed about their baby, saying, “And, although I am careful to tell you, in the process of preparing for a new chapter in life, a precious life has come to us. I think you must have been surprised by the sudden news, but I want to tell you first of all to convey my sincerity, albeit in insufficient words.”
“Now, I will greet you with a responsible image as a member of a family and an acting that can live up to your expectations as actor Choi Tae-Joon,” he added.
Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon have been in a relationship for four years since the end of 2017. They both started as child actors.
On her official fan cafe, Park Shin-hye also posted a letter to announce that she is pregnant and that she is going to marry Choi Tae-joon.
“The weather is getting chilly these days. I am wondering if you all are taking good care of yourselves. Recently, I found the first contract that I signed with my first agency 20 years ago. I was a 6th grader back then, and I held the career of an actress on my 2nd year in middle school. Time indeed flies as another 18 years have passed since then,” said Park Shin-hye, according to SBS News.
She added, “So many people look after me through my youth, and thanks to their love and encouragement, I became an actress who showed you many sides of myself through various projects.”
“There were countless times when I was happy to be in front of the camera, but when there were times that I struggled, it was my fans who gave me strength and courage. The words from you, telling me to be strong, were just enough to make me stand back up,” she said.
Park Shin-hye revealed, “That may be all the reason why I am so nervous to tell you this news today, and I’m concerned that you may be greatly shocked. However, I wanted you all to be the first ones to find out.”
“I am getting married to the person I have been seeing for a while now. He was my pillar of support for a long time, and he embraced the person Park Shin Hye with all of her lacking qualities. So I’m planning to start a new life with him as a married couple,” she said.
She added, “Furthermore, although I am a little hesitant to discuss this since it is still in its very early stages, but while we began preparing for our marriage, a precious new life came to us. I wanted share this news to you first, most of all.”
“I promise to show you a good side of me even after building up my own family. Thank you so much for loving me and supporting me while I’m still lacking in so many ways. It may take a while, but I’m going to do my best to return as an actress as soon as possible, without making you wait too long. Please stay healthy until then, and I will bid you a farewell for now,” she said.
Park Shin-hye started as a child actress, appearing in “Stairway to Heaven.” Her drama and film credits include “#Alive,” “The Call,” “Memories of the Alhambra” and “Miracle in Cell No.7.”
Choi Tae-joon’s acting credits include the dramas “So I Married the Anti-fan,” “A Girl Who Sees Smells” and “Exit.”