On November 24, 2016, many K-Pop fans were surprised by the news that H.O.T’s Moon Hee Jun announced that he is engaged to be married via a letter posted on his fan café.
In the note, Moon states, “Although I’m an adult, after talking about this I think I’m really matured. My fans, I’m getting married. Although our relationship has changed you know that for me, you’re always first. Your precious existence won’t change. I know your feeling so conveying this news is heavy to me. Thank you as always.”
Initially, it wasn’t revealed who his bride-to-be is, but it was soon announced that his soon-to-be bride is Crayon Pop’s Soyul (Park Hye-Kyung). Koen Stars and Chrome Entertainment, Moon and Park’s respective agencies, confirmed the news adding the two stars will be getting married in February 2017.
When the news broke, Park posted on Crayon Pop’s fan café: “You all must have been very surprised…I am also extremely nervous right now. I met and will be getting married to someone I love who wholeheartedly cherishes me and loves me unconditionally.” She also revealed that she has no plans to retire from the industry.
Osen reports the two have been dating since April 2016, though other sources like Soompi suggest the romance may go as far back as 2013 when the two appeared on Pretty Boy Communication.
While some Crayon Pop fans may have known about the relationship for a while, there are still those in shock due to the couple’s age difference (he’s 38, she’s 25) and the fact that Park ceased promotions during Crayon Pop’s recent “Doo Doom Chit” comeback due to an anxiety disorder. Because of the latter, some Netizens find the news suspect and wonder if Park really has an anxiety disorder. Of course, when it comes to mental illness or anxiety, it’s wrong to speculate because it really does add more anxiety, which is something Internet commentators don’t fully understand.
Since the news broke, rumors have also circulated the Web suggesting the wedding is a “shot gun wedding” and that Park is pregnant. The rumors prompted both their agencies to respond with Chrome stating “It’s not pregnancy before marriage,” while Koen Stars states, “We do not know because it’s their personal matters.”
While the news did shock initially, the couple has received support for their upcoming nuptials. Hopefully the support will continue to flood in as the happy day inches closer.
Congratulations Moon Hee Jun and Soyul!