We bet many of you EXO-Ls didn’t see this coming, but Chen (김종대) from EXO (엑소) is about to start a family soon.
In a surprising revelation, SM Entertainment has confirmed that Chen (real name Kim Jong-dae) will be walking down the aisle soon. Not only that, it is believed that he and his girlfriend are expecting their first child together.
The 27-year-old K-pop star released a handwritten letter via EXO’s official fanclub on LYSN, professing that he has found “the one” and wants to spend the rest of his life with the non-celebrity. Read the full translation:
“Hello, this is Chen. I have something to say to my fans, so I wrote this letter. I don’t know how to start, so I am very nervous. I wanted to be the first one to tell my fans who I love so much, so I am leaving this post even with my lacking sentences.
“I have a girlfriend who I want to be with for the rest of my life. I was worried and concerned with what would happen with my decision, but I wanted to let everyone know early so my members, the company, my agency, and especially my fans who are proud of me wouldn’t be surprised by the sudden news, so I talked it out with my agency and the members.”
“During that time a blessing came to me. I was shocked because I wasn’t able to take part in the plans that I had made with the members and the company. But, this blessing gave me the strength and courage. I thought about how and when I should reveal the news but I didn’t want to wait any longer so I am carefully revealing it to you all now.
“I am grateful to my members for genuinely supporting and congratulating me and to our fans for always showering us with insurmountable love. I will always be grateful for all of you and will continue to do my best in the position I am in. Thank you always.”
SM Entertainment also released a statement that reads:
“Hello. This is SM Entertainment. Chen has met someone precious to him and will be getting married. The bride is a non-celebrity, and the wedding will be held privately with only their families in attendance.
To respect their families’ opinions, the wedding and everything related to it will be held privately, so we ask fans and reporters for their kind understanding. Chen will continue to work hard as an artist. We ask you to send Chen lots of blessings and messages of celebration. Thank you.”
Congrats to the expecting couple and we wish a happy marriage ahead 😉