Wahhhhh, chukhaye Tae Woong oppa! What a way to spice up the normally slow Sunday news cycle. Uhm Tae Woong has just announced that he’s getting married in early January 2013! You sly puppy dog, dating so surreptitiously without anyone being the wiser. Good for you, oppa, and I am so so SOOOOO happy for him. I love Uhm Tae Woong to pieces, some of his dramas such as Resurrection and Mawang are my all-time faves and even in crappy dramas such as Queen Seon Deok or The Equator Man he always manages to deliver a crackling performance that is mesmerizing to behold. Uhm Tae Woong’s prospective bride is neither an actress nor simply a private citizen. She is a ballerina named Yoon Hye Jin and is the prima ballerina at the Korean National Ballet. Nice! They were introduced through Tae Woong’s older sister Uhm Jung Hwa (I knew his noona wouldn’t stand by while her beloved baby brother stayed the bachelor) and started dating this year. The bride-to-be is currently 5 weeks pregnant and the couple is thrilled and ecstatic to be starting a family together. Everyone who loves Tae Woong knows what a giant awkward dork he is in real life, more boy than man at times, so we were rather despairing of him having enough game to woo and romance a girl. I’m letting out a giant sigh of relief and a humongous whoop of happiness for the couple.
The bride-to-be Yoon Hye Jin’s father is actually in the acting industry and is a respected sunbae named Yoon Il Bong and he has won multiple awards. I would love to see her dad grill Tae Woong and then critique his acting. Heh. This is the kind of positive K-ent news that I love to read and makes me hopeful that my fave stars will continue to have a healthy personal life and hopefully all meet someone special and settle down while still having a thriving career.