K-pop group ALICE’s Sohee to marry businessman, retire from entertainment industry

Kim Sohee, a member of K-pop group ALICE, revealed that she is getting married and will retire from the entertainment industry. 

Korean media outlet YTN reported that Sohee, 24, will be marrying her boyfriend, a businessman who is 15 years older than her. They have been dating for a year. 

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They plan to register their marriage in May and will hold a small wedding with family and acquaintances within this year. She is also retiring from the entertainment industry at the same time. 

Sohee placed second in the Korean audition TV show “K-pop Star 6” in 2017. She made her debut in Elris in 2017, which eventually became ALICE. 

In June 2019, Sohee performed at the K-pop World Music Festival 2019 in Manila held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena along with NCT 127, Red Velvet, Elris (ALICE) and Kim Dong-han. 

1Sohee_HIGHRES.JPGSohee performing at the K-pop World Music Festival 2019 in Manila (Jonathan Hicap)


ALICE performing at the “Begin Again: K-pop Edition” concert in Manila in May 2022 (Jonathan Hicap)

In May 2022, ALICE performed at the “Begin Again: K-pop Edition” concert in Manila along with NCT Dream, SHINee’s Key and WEi.  

Sohee’s exclusive contract with IOK Company will expire next month and will not be renewed. 

On April 26, Sohee announced her upcoming marriage. 

"Hi, everyone. I have some news that I would like to share with my beloved fans BLRIS, colleagues and friends. Since my debut as ALICE in 2017, I've received so much love and support from you all, and now I've become 24 years old. I've learned a lot and had many enjoyable moments during my time in the entertainment industry. Whenever I faced difficult times, I was able to endure them well, all thanks to you," she said, SBS Star reported. 

She said, "During this journey, I met someone who became a great source of strength for me. Now, we have promised to marry each other, as we've become incredibly precious to one another. While I'm happy to share this news, I also feel sorry for surprising you with this sudden announcement." 

Sohee added, "Now, I will embark on a second chapter of my life as Kim So-hee, not as ALICE Sohee. I will live happily so that you won't worry about me. Thank you so much for all the love you've given me throughout my career. I've truly been happy. I will always remember this and live with gratitude. Whether in moments of joy or difficulty, I will carry the memories of BLRIS, colleagues and friends with me. Thank you.”