Korean actress Gong Hyo-jin to marry singer

Published August 17, 2022, 5:02 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

Korean actress Gong Hyo-jin, star of the drama “When the Camellia Blooms,” announced on Aug. 17 that she is going to marry Korean-American singer Kevin Oh.

Gong Hyo-jin, 42, and Oh, 31, met two years ago. Oh won in the talent search show “Superstar K7” in 2015 and sung the original soundtracks (OST) for the Korean dramas “D.P.” and “Snowdrop.”

Korean actress Gong Hyo-jin and Korean-American singer Kevin Oh will get married in October (Instagram)

Gong Hyo-jin has starred in many dramas including “The Greatest Love,” “Master’s Sun” and “It’s Okay, That’s Love.”

The announcement came more than three months after it was revealed in April that they were in a relationship.

It started as a speculation when Gong Hyo-jin caught the bouquet at Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin’s wedding on March 31 but it was confirmed that she was in a relationship.

Gong Hyo-jin’s agency, Management Soop, and Oh both released statements regarding the wedding, which will happen in New York in October.

“We would like to share news about actress Gong Hyo-jin. Kong Hyo-jin and Kevin Oh will be starting a new chapter of their lives together. As it is what the two wish for, they will be holding their wedding privately in October only with their close relatives and acquaintances,” Management Soop said, according to SBS News.

It added, “We ask for your generous understanding on not being able to share the detailed schedule and location of the ceremony. Please send lots of blessings and support to the couple’s days ahead, as they take a valuable first step forward in their lives. Thank you.”

Oh took to Instagram to announce their wedding.

“It would probably be more respectable of me to write this in Korean. But, this is personal. And it feels more fitting to say it in my native tongue, in the best, most natural way possible,” Oh wrote.

He said, “Two years ago, I met a girl. Our love was full–yes, daunting at times–but we proved to each other..that we need each other. In her, I’ve met my best friend for life, my soulmate. And soon, I’ll be able to call her my wife.”

“This fall, we will be getting married quietly in my hometown. I know I’m stealing away an actress who’s received a great deal of love in Korea, and perhaps it would be more fitting to hold the ceremony publicly here in Seoul. But for selfish reasons, I wanted to celebrate in the presence of my family. I hope you understand,” he said.

Oh added, “I’m so blessed to have people like you who’ve allowed me this dream-you who’ve given me unforgettable moments, you who’ve carried me through some of my darkest hours with your love and support.”

“You know what I write to you when signing your letters and CDs: ‘always love and be loved.’ You’ve taught me to have courage, to be a better man, to love more. And I have so much more of it left to give you,” he said.

Oh said, “I’m preparing some new music, as well. I hope I’ll be able to share them with you soon. A new start to both my life and my music. Let’s do our best to live our best life, together. Thank you!