Well this K-ent dating news certainly takes the “come again?” and “buh?” double layer cake of confusion and surprise. Jumping right over the usual dating reveal, K-media is understandably abuzz over the out-of-the-blue news that actor turned entertainment company president Bae Yong Joon (forever Yonsama to his devoted female fans in Japan) will be marrying actress Park Soo Jin. She’s not just much lower in the entertainment totem pole than him, she’s also younger by thirteen years and recently joined his agency KeyEast last year.
The happy couple reportedly started dating in February of this year, a scant 3 months ago for those who like counting, which makes sense since all of last year Bae Yong Joon was dating a non-entertainment industry chaebol heiress though that relationship ended before he found love under the same agency roof with Park Soo Jin. The wedding is scheduled for later this year, and no comment from the couple on whether this is a plus 1 wedding or merely speeding up the schedule because Bae Yong Joon isn’t getting any younger if he wants to settle down and have kids.
This coupling is so bizarre that hearing they are getting married on top of having been secret;y dating is like random and weird hooking up and having a love child. Park Soo Jin, forever a second female lead, is also unfortunately saddled with playing very bitchy unlikable second female leads. The heartbreaker noona in My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, the bullying ex-friend in Flower Boy Next Door, maybe it’s her looks that hamper her acting career since it does kinda scream bitch face when in resting position (though much warmer when she smiles). I don’t have any opinion on her since she could be the nicest gal in real life but onscreen she’s painful to watch.
I have no commentary on Bae Yong Joon anymore, not since he’s stopped acting a decade ago and transitioned to being the president of KeyEast. In his heyday of Hotelier and Winter Sonata, he was arguably THE biggest male lead in Hallyu dramas and movies, and while that distinction will remain in the books his era as an actor has passed. Congrats to the happy couple, even if it’ll take me awhile to just wrap my mind around this news. At least the news is positive for Bae Yong Joon and not like a few days ago when he was stone-faced accompanying agency star Kim Hyun Joong to military enlistment. All in all, yay?
Hmmm…talk about random. This news totally came out of left field. Congratulations?!
i dont know much about parksoo jin but i just don’t like her. many thinks she is a goldigger out there to grab rich men like bae. poor bae he should have eneded with a more likeable person. i hope there is a pre-nup. she is waiting to get her hands on bae’s money.
Why do you think this way? PSJ is young and beautiful, she ends up with an older man, and has two children with him. If she wants her money, she can take all plus the children! He is so much older, who knows what will happen. Everything will belong to her eventually. Are you jealous?
*his money. Is there even pre-nup in Korea? Men are supposed to take care of women after marriage. This is SK culture.
altho now they hv 2 kids i still can’t believe BYJ will be attracted to this actress who’s very annoying in her roles i’ve seen! i’m rewatching WS for past few days & asked myself why didn’t he get attracted to his co-star Cho ji woo instead of this young actress while they were making Winter Sonata for that matter? they got excellent chem in that drama! some say BYJ perhaps was gay? i dunno then he just covered his image w/being married to this 2nd lead actress? her looks is indeed mean, i don’t like her either, poor BYJ after being single for many yrs & he just got this girl? woah
Whoa! That’s some news! This appears to be such an odd coupling. Well, congratulations to the happy couple.
I hater her in all her drama roles all because i just thought her face was so stoic. But i did see her in an rating/touring/k-entertainment show and kinda liked her somewhat easy going nature. It was then that I found her likeable and wondered why she plays such evil roles when she would do fine with friendly supporting roles.
anyway this trulky feels like such a blindsiding news but I feel like it is really about time he gets married. Whether there is a baby ilon 5he way or not I am pretty sure that his fans would adore him no matter what, especially since he has been such a recluse as of late.
Anyway congrats to the couple. May they have a long, happy and abundant married life.
Now all that has got to happen in for Choi Ji Woo and Lee Seo Jin (badly bady wishing for them to he dating) to annaounce their marriage and that would sure seal the deal of the first hallyu wave golden couple singlehood!!!
Is that the eating variety show? Someone on twitter also said that. PSJ was fun in variety and soooo far from her bitchy roles. 🙁
It was then that I found her likeable and wondered why she plays such evil roles when she would do fine with friendly supporting roles.
Maybe because dramaland rarely writes friendly roles for pretty girls like her. 🙁 Usually it goes like this:
Pretty = bitchy 2nd lead
Not so pretty = comic relief
And yes please to Choi Ji-woo & Seojinnie pairing haha
C’mon guys. He’s getting older. How can we expect someone forever has handsome face? Getting older is part of life. This is the reason why so many celebs did botox, tons of make up and plastic surgeries. Fans do not want to accept them becoming older. Sighhh…
I don’t know how to react.Just wanna say..
Congrats to the couple.
Sorry, this comments actually for replying @me.
She is one of the natural on the eyes and very great person indeed when she is not acting. She has been hosting olive channel about foods and and seems very happy person as well great as well.
I just suprised with byj cause I have come acrossed he is gay?
My boss loves him to death. Just the day before the news broke we talked about the love of her life and came to an agreement that he is indeed gay. However, this good news totally negates that notion. Congrats to the happy couple. Wish them all the best.
@Pipit yeah i heard some say he must be gay esp when he was always with that young actor of BBF kim hyun joong? too sad bc he’s so handsome, just loved him as Kang joon sang in Winter Sonata that’s the drama i really fell for him 🙁 lols
Well, I hate her in dramas but like her in tasty road. what can I say the food looks delicious!
Me too, i watched her in tasty road and i like her.
LOL at the second picture. The angle make him look weird. He look so old there. Is it me or he does look older than other actor with similar age like Jang Dong Gun or Lee Byung Hyun. But maybe coz he didn’t wear makeup when he send off KHJ
that’s my first impression on that pic as well. Tummy sticking out, droopy cheeks..
He reminds me of Bruce Jenner in that 2nd pic…. I don’t know why.. maybe because their faces kind of seem tight to me….
That was my first thought when I saw the pic. Korean Bruce Jenner.
I thought he looked like ajumma in that photo! The saggy chin.
I knew something was up once he showed at for that military send off. And a marriage announcement is no surprise just whom he’s marrying. I think he’s tried to stay away from the actors’ pool but sometimes it’s those we overlook that are the best fit. Congratulations to the couple!!! I like Park Soo Jin ans their age difference is a drop in the bucket when compared to the trend of practically two decades matches. She’s not the best actress and her characters are always villains but I find her delightful in real-life and enjoyed her comedic timing in Loving You A Thousand Times and Flower Boy.
In that photo where BYJ is wearing sunglasses, I almost thought it looked like Bruce Jenner….
Netizens calling her the victor of Sugar
Originally it was Hwang Jung Eum for becoming a phenomenal actress but they said Park Soo Jin landing Bae Yong Jun after 3 months nets her the victory…and none for Ayumi
The only thing surprising is the fact that it’s only been 3 months though one news source says that they’ve known each other for awhile. Given BYJ’s age everyone was wondering if he was gonna go the george clooney forever bachelor route. Also funny that he went the other george clooney route, biding his time to wed. Congrats to the happy couple. Time to break my mom and grandmother’s heart with this news.
I don’t understand why there are so many mean comments about BYJ especially with regard to his look.
I seriously think he is a classy actor, elusive and shying away from the limelight. That’s what make all his appearance become the center of attention because he doesn’t flaunt himself around unnecessarily.
Of course, being a Winter Sonata fan, I always hope that he would end up with Choi Ji Woo (much like Ashton and Mila after a few years and few failed relationship beforehand) but I still would like to congratulate him for his impending wedding and PSJ is one hell of a lucky girl.
COngrats BYJ Oppa. Always love you.
3 month… I wouldn’t be surprised if this was a +1 wedding. but definitely congratulations to the couple 🙂
Her face looks soooo different. I had to google her name to make sure. But yeah that is the girl from my girlfriend is a gumiho and flower boy next door. I find her face change even more shocking then her wedding.
It’s unfortunate she’s stuck playing the bitchy 2nd leads because she’s actually such a sweetheart in real life. Just adorable and really funny. Quite witty.
Oh, i like her in Tasty Road. She was funny and adorable there. Congratulations!
I read in an article that BYJ was drawn to her bright personality and thoughtfulness towards others and also found that they shared the same values and interests.
Compatibility and thoughfulness > wealth and status. Hope them every happiness and lots of beautiful kids. 🙂
She is the worse member of her group Sugar everyone knew she was a bratinella back then…but not only that, she only dated rich guys and famous athletes and even before dating BYJ she’s always been known as a goldigger and a brandwhore….but never in my mind did I ever expect her to catch a huge fish like Bae Yong Joon. Wow, she def has major game and seduction skills. She needs to teach a class for that.
I just hope there’s a prenup.
Errr … BYJ is not exactly stupid or some clueless teen in love.
He’s pretty shrewd, and a hardcore businessman at that.
do you know about BYJ gay rumors that goes around? could this be a bussiness marriage ?
That was what I was thinking too 😉 Convenient marriage with a relatively lesser-known starlet who would also benefit from the celebrity-ness of someone like BYJ..
Of course, just some conspiracy theory on my side…
I think so….this thought came to me as soon as I read the bad news….sori. was rooting for choi ji woo if only the doubt of his gender interest does not exist
I read some of the comments here. Not nice. Brandwhore? Huh? I know plenty of celebrities of any countries who are like that.
I am not a fan of either of them and the news is a massive surprise. But it’s their lives and their decisions.
But to go around calling names and then using your own labeling to say she seduced him is just so immature. They are both adults. Consenting adults I am sure they know what they are doing.
It mat not be nice but that’s the reputation she has in korea. Go check it out yourself. What I said is actually mild compared to what her image is like and this was before she even dated Bae Yong Joon, so international netizens can’t really say that people are just bashing her because she is marrying an influential guy like BYJ, because her scandals and gold digger image has been there for years.
BYJ is NOT some clueless, dewy-eyed teen romantically in love for the first time, despite what some would like to think from his image in Winter Sonata.
Whoever/whatever she really is in real life … he probably knows what he’s getting into, for better or for worse.
He’s a shrewd businessman.
yes indeed @bayshore – my posting is indeed quite late as i nvr came across this page, what also triggered me to look for some news about BYJ is bc i’m re-watching WS where i started liking him, etc. but this wife of his now seems like a bad match made in heaven? u’d think after so many long yrs that he’s been a bachelor that he’d choose someone at least not this actress who’s always mean in her roles and her face/looks will speak volumes! however, some ppl say he may be gay & to negate this perception of him, he just had to marry this girl haphazardly so to speak & now gave him 2 kids!
Wow. Need a bit more time to digest this…An odd pairing indeed!
Well, BYJ loves KHJ enough to set him free. Maybe BYJ’s wedding will be when KHJ’s child will born.
Wow…congrats to this couple! BYJ will be 43 this August so at his age I don’t think he will date just for fun. So short time, compatible and match personality through relationship will end up into the wedding bell…no surprise there! Just cought by surprise is under the radar of their relationship and her as his choice 😛 Back in the era of Hotlier and Winter Sonata I thought he will get married with some goddess pretty diva lady…but turn out his taste in woman is different then mine 🙂
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no doubt park soo jin marry this old guy for his money. if he were broke she would not even look at him.
I am shocked, wanted Bae, to marry Choi, She is far better and beautiful,and sweet.He made a Huge Mistake with this girl,Park! She is not pretty at all and just wanted his $$$ and she has evil face and movies are horrible! Don’t like her at all! Get a divorce and go back to Choi and marry her!! Very disappointed!
bae yong joon’s marriage made me think many times. why, why that low rated with bad reputation woman? then i realized bae is a very virile man. and i think what attracted him most is the sexy personality, real sexy body of this woman.i see photos of her in very seductive outfits. that is what bae likes in her, her sexiness. see, they just had 2 kids in two years!
this lady sure knows how to play her cards well. an aging guy who loves sex finds her very giving,