Cue the wedding bells, folks; celebrity couple Park Shin Hye (박신혜) and Choi Tae Joon (최태준) are set to walk down the aisle early next year.
It was also revealed that the duo are expecting their first baby together! According to a report by AllKpop, the “You’re Beautiful” actress dropped the huge announcement via a letter posted on her official fan cafe.
Feel free to read the 31-year-old K-drama starlet’s statement here:
“Hello, this is Park Shin Hye. The weather is getting colder these days. I’m curious if everyone’s doing healthy and well.
A few days ago, I was cleaning my house, and (I) found the first contract that I signed with my first agency 20 years ago. I was a sixth grader back then, and by my second year in middle school, I held the career of an actress. Another 18-years have passed since then. Time sure flies.
So many people were with me through my youth, and thanks for your love and encouragement, I became an actress who showed you many sides of me through a range of projects. There were countless times when I was happy to be in front of the camera, and there were also times when I struggled. It was the fans who gave me strength and courage. Just one or two words from you, telling me to be strong, were enough to make me stand back up.
That may be all the more reason why I am so nervous to bring you this news today, and in a sense, I’m concerned that you all will be greatly shocked. But I wanted you to be the first to find out, no matter what.
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, and so I am planning to start a life as someone’s partner in marriage.
Furthermore, although I am hesitant to discuss this because it is still in its very early stages, while we began preparing for our marriage, a precious new life (baby) came to us. I wanted to tell you all so much. I promise to show you a good side of me even after I have become a member of my own family.
Last but not least, thank you for loving and supporting me even though I’m lacking in so many ways. It may take a while, but I’m going to do my best and work hard to return as a great actress as soon as possible, without making you wait too long. Until then, please stay healthy, and I will bid you farewell for now.”
Meanwhile, the “Ugly Alert” actor wrote:
“Hello. This is Choi Tae Joon. Thanks to all of you who have been supporting me for a long time, I’m living every day with gratitude. With a trembling heart, I’m writing this post to share some news that I would like you to know first before anyone else.
I’ve exchanged various emotions with and maintained a meaningful relationship with someone for a long time. She is like a saviour to me who taught me without words to smile brightly when I’m happy and to cry out loud when I’m sad. Now, we would like to make our marriage vows and let this love that I’m grateful for bear fruit.
And though I feel cautious saying this, we were blessed with a baby while preparing for the new chapter in our lives. You may have been surprised by the sudden news, but I wanted to let you know before anyone else, so I am conveying my heartfelt feelings through my incomplete writing.
Now, I will show you my responsibility as a member of a family, and as actor Choi Tae Joon, I will greet you with acting that meets your expectations. Thank you for reading this long post. The weather has gotten chilly. Be healthy, everyone!”
Both Park and Choi’s agencies – SALT Entertainment and Santa Claus Entertainment – later revealed in their statement that their wedding ceremony will be held privately on 22nd January 2022.
For those in the dark, the couple were first rumoured to be dating in March 2018. While the two of them initially denied the claims, they later confirmed they began dating in 2017.