8:32 am - 10/23/2012

Jae Hee releases official statement regarding the "secret" marriage and son


As previously reported, Jae Hee and his agency have now issued an official statement on the rumors reported earlier about the actor being involved in a secret relationship and being a father to a one year old son.

Through a statement released by the agency, the actor stated, “It is true that I have a son and a wife. I’m leading a happy married life… The portion about us not being legally married is not true. I have completed the marriage registration as well as registration for my child’s birth.”

“It’s true I’m living with the woman I love but rather than calling it a ‘secret’, the correct term would be ‘unrevealed marriage’”, he continued.

He further stated, “Because I thought it was a private matter, I didn’t think to tell those around me so the term ‘secret marriage’ doesn’t fit… We have nothing to be ashamed about and I’m living a happy life with a person who has been a big source of strength when I was going through difficult times. Rather than wanting to hide it, I just simply wanted to protect someone precious to me because she is an ordinary person (non-celebrity).”

Source: SportsSeoul via Allkpop
Congratulations on being sassy, sexy, intelligent, eternally youthful, a wonderful actor, and now a dilf! People can try and call this a "scandal" all they want, but I'm just like "Congratulations oppa! I wish you and your family everlasting happiness, and look forward to more episodes of the blockbuster drama May Queen!"

honeebs 23rd-Oct-2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
He doesn't need to tell, his biz.
Happy fam congrats!
raviolikenshin 23rd-Oct-2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
yes, i feel bad that it was revealed this way. he obviously wanted to protect his family. but mostly i am happy for him :)
luvey 23rd-Oct-2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
i'm loving this whole statement and how he differs "secret" marriage to "unrevealed" marriage. i'm curious how he got away without having it revealed through registration for so long.
raviolikenshin 23rd-Oct-2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
the statement is very heartfelt and honest. he seems like a very down-to-earth guy, he must live simply so paps don't pay him much attention.

a few weeks ago he was complaining about the studio security guards discriminating against not so fancy cars.
vagueclarity 23rd-Oct-2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
he's the voice of the common people! (maybe)
luvey 23rd-Oct-2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
lol it is so refreshing from the usual statements we get about actors/idols/korean entertainment people usually give. very heartfelt and honest, yet. no bs, and no excuses.
ginevragirl 23rd-Oct-2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
I don't really understand why this is a "scandal". He doesn't have to tell the world he got married if he doesn't want to. The same with his child. Let the kid grow up normally. I applaud him for his decision to keep his family stuff private actually.
shanny_w 23rd-Oct-2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
lol it's not like he keeps them chained up in the basement. i love him but i never really thought about his personal life...
billibelle 23rd-Oct-2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
I'm happy for him! what a lucky woman!
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raviolikenshin 23rd-Oct-2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
i imagine his family, friends, and managers knew about it. i don't think it would be possible for them not to.

so, i personally think he meant just the media and general public.
lysblack 23rd-Oct-2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
get it mong ryong!

tbh i loved that he didn't give two fucks abotu people and how he handled this, and i don't blame him for wanting to protect those he loves, especially becuase we all know how vicious netizens and the korean media can be.
annhh 23rd-Oct-2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
I'm just thinking aww ^^
lei_hime 23rd-Oct-2012 08:48 pm (UTC)
Congrats to him, he seems really happy with his family ^^
Amazing that he had managed to keep it secret, but that was better for them I think.
vagueclarity 23rd-Oct-2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
good on him
yingmoon26 24th-Oct-2012 12:08 am (UTC)
this reminds me of when HK singer/actor Andy Lau got secretly married and didn't tell the general public/media...he basically said he didn't get married to protect his wife. people got so pissed off and he had to apologize.


we live in an age where celebrities have to apologize for getting married.
zoetheslacker 24th-Oct-2012 02:08 pm (UTC)
i think a lot of ppl were fed up with him never admitting to the relationship with his wife. its an open secret they've been together for what, 20 years? and with his current movie/music icon status, i thought he could actually man-up a bit and say yeah, this lady is my other half and tell the media to fuck off.

i think he was still denying it until the tabloids found their marriage certificate from Vegas.

trulypurple 24th-Oct-2012 04:46 am (UTC)
he was my 1st crush in Kdrama!!
aaaaaaaaaah congratulations Jae hee ssi~ I'm happy for you ^_^
xxmannequin 24th-Oct-2012 07:53 am (UTC)
awww. I didn't expect this kind of statement at all after reading about rumor.
I'm glad he came out, and really he doesn't have to apologise or be ashamed of anything.
And he spoke so nicely about his wife. :)
dori_liv 24th-Oct-2012 11:31 am (UTC)
first time i've heard of him, but he seems like a real nice guy. Congrats to him!
harmlessbondage 24th-Oct-2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
i feel bad that he even had to "confess" to being married. his personl life is HIS PERSONAL LIFE!

dear fans: your idols do not belong to you. they will not marry you, nor will they remain single and chaste forever to cater to your fantasies. they are human beings and will do human things, like (GASP) fall in love and start families.

all i can think is, i really hope stalker fans don't try to find his family.
sweet16een 25th-Oct-2012 02:11 am (UTC)
If he didn't want to talk about his personal life he should not have to.


I hope that he can stay happy and his fans or stalker fans leave him and his family alone
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