It’s jarring to have one happy news drop nearly simultaneously as one tragic news but that’s what happened in K-ent on this Monday December 18th. News of Big Bang‘s Taeyang marrying his actress girlfriend Min Hyo Rin actually broke before news of the sudden passing of SHINee lead singer Jonghyun but of course the wedding news has taken an understandable back seat. Taeyang and Min Hyo Rin have been openly dating for two years but from all the rumors even I, a non K-pop fan, have heard since 2012 these two have been an item for many many years. That’s fantastic to have them date quietly and then openly, and now hit the finish line in a wedding slated for February 2018. K-pop stars tend to have a harder time with fans accepting their dating/marriage but I feel Taeyang has really integrated his relationship with Min Hyo Rin into his life that his fans have all come to embrace her too and that’s a relief. Congrats to this couple on taking the next step!