This is an exciting time for iKON member Bobby (바비), whose real name is Kim Ji-won (김지원). The rapper has just announced some big news this evening.
The 25-year-old K-pop star shared that he’ll not only be walking down the aisle with his boo, but the couple are also expecting the arrival of their first child. Many fans weren’t even aware that he was attached, let alone starting a family.
Read his full statement here:
“Hello, this is iKON’s Bobby. There is something I really want to tell you today, so I am writing this after putting in much thought.
I have promised marriage with a person I love. I am also becoming a father in September. I am happy to welcome a new family member, but I feel more apologetic to the fans who must be taken aback by my news.
I should’ve let you know earlier, but I apologise that I am letting you know later as I was worried more than anything for this reason.
I feel heavy responsibility as I think I may have caused a great emotional burden to the people who have always helped and supported me who is lacking a lot in many ways.
I sincerely apologise to the people who are hurt or confused by my news.
I will become a person who does not cause shame to my parents along with iKON members and fans who have made my lacking self into someone who is needed in this world.
More than anything, I will work even harder to not cause harm to the members and the fans who are awaiting for iKON’s activities.”
Bobby did not disclose any details about his baby mama, but fans are already dying to know who she is. Is this woman a celebrity? Or perhaps she isn’t in the entertainment business and wishes to stay outside of the spotlight.
Regardless, we offer our well wishes and hope that they’ll have a healthy baby ;)