There are so many K-entertainment shotgun marriages over the years it’s such a rarity to see the super reverse happen. Long time couple Han Ga In and Yeon Jung Hoon have been married for nine years now and are finally expecting a baby! Yeon Jung Hoon’s agency confirmed the happy news and said Han Ga In was currently just seven weeks along and the baby is due right after the new year. This pair married very young back in 2005 when Han Ga In was just 23 years old and Yeon Jung Hoon was 26 years old, and also defying convention which said that pretty young rising talent needs to keep their personal romance life under wraps to preserve the image for their fans and oppa and noona are single and available. Over the years Yeon Jung Hoon has steadily garnered praise for his improved acting and has picked a diverse range of projects that challenge himself such as in the hit cable drama series Vampire Prosecutor.
Han Ga In had one great career year in 2012 with the hit drama The Moon Embraces the Sun and the hit movie Introduction to Architecture, though one can argue that the success of both those projects were not due to her but was in spite of her limited acting range. It’s not surprising Han Ga In hasn’t acted since 2012 as she’s well-known for taking acting breaks such as a three year break after the much maligned K-drama Witch Amusement. She was almost cast in writer Kim Soo Hyun‘s Thrice Married Woman but writer Kim publicly nixed her casting and other potential female actresses before deciding on Lee Ji Ah. Now that Han Ga In is expecting, I’m also expecting her acting hiatus to continue on indefinitely while her hubby will likely continue to be a workaholic and hustle more projects before the baby arrives and he takes a well-deserved time off to be a new dad. I do love how openly and naturally affectionate they always are in public, contrast with more posey stiff couples or ones that never step out together. Congrats to the expectant parents!