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Song Yoon-ah to marry Sol Kyung-gu
by | May 8, 2009 | 48 Comments


Song Yoon-ah and Sol Kyung-gu in “Lost in Love”

Another A-list celebrity couple ties the knot! Song Yoon-ah (On Air) and Sol Kyung-gu (Public Enemy Returns, Voice of a Murder, Silmido) — who have starred together in two movies — have just announced that they are getting married on May 28.

The couple met in 2002 when starring in Jail Breakers [광복절 특사], then re-teamed for 2006’s Lost in Love [사랑을 놓치다]. However, they weren’t dating at that time, as Song Yoon-ah explains: “We acted in two films together, but at that time, we didn’t call each other on a personal level. By some fate, we met again much later and started dating then.”

The two haven’t yet picked (or announced, at least) their wedding locale or time, but they’re thinking of bucking the celebrity trend and opting not to hold the ceremony at a hotel. “We want a simple wedding,” Song said.

May is a busy marrying month — Ricky Kim just got hitched, Jung Tae-woo held his ceremony today, and Lee Seon-kyun will be marrying long-time girlfriend Jeon Hye-jin in two weeks. Congrats to the couples.

Via Yonhap News

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48 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Clarice

    Wow congratulation!. I thought seol kyoungnggyu got married already! . Both were talented, i think we will many a list star on their marriage . Seol gyung gyu is one actor instead song kangho who has lot of fan. Even senior like kim seungwoo adored him

  2. crysalide

    I’m shock! didn’t expect it coming at all. Good for her to find love at her age. last time i didn’t like her with Ahn Jae Wook (i love him), but SKG, yeah he’s fine. she can tak him.

  3. cosmopolite

    Cue “love is in the air…..”

    (But why do I feel bitter for some reason…poor me T_T)

  4. wapping

    “they weren’t dating at that time”

    ^ i hope thats true, since Sol was married and got his divorce in late 2006 or early 2007.

  5. Peeps

    For some reason, May is also the month of Birthdays. Is it really that boring during September, huh, adults?

    Anyways, Happy new marriage! Hope all those who got married on my birthday month live happily ever after!

    Whoosha!

  6. lidge_fan

    awwwwww! so happy for her………
    Congratulations, best of luck and all that nice stuff!!!!
    I thought she was already married
    I first saw her in Hotelier with BYJ but that was agesssss ago
    dang! I feel old now XD

  7. KATE

    Congrats to both….happy for them…*.*

  8. vineloppe

    Wow! Congratulation for them…
    I hope SYA and SKG happy ever after…
    I support…support…support for them…
    enjoy your marriage!! Yoona eonni chukahamnida…

  9. blizzard

    Wow! Heartiest congratulations to Sohn Yun Ah ( fondly known as Yunah) and her fiancee.
    May you have a blissful wedded life my dear Yunah.

  10. 10 Jill

    So happy for them!!
    He’s one of Korea’s most awesome actor too!
    Well i guess i must go watch the Lost In Love dvd now…
    yes…i love YuNa in Hotelier too…Frank Shin was one hell of a man…so dashing and dangerous…miss the old BYJ…*sighs*…

  11. 11 Samsooki

    I wish I could be 100% happy for them, but I have 3 friends who are yet unmarried and who wish to be married. One of them, her parents know my parents, and so my parents are on my case about introducing people, but I know zero point zero (0.00) korean-am guys who are decent guys who are also single. Hey mom, it’s not my fault, why am I getting heat for HER not being married?

    So, congrats to the happy couple. I am 90% happy for them, 10% jealous. Or maybe it is 10% happy, 90% jealous. All of life is a balance between happiness and jealousy, I suppose.

  12. 12 hjkomo

    ^Yeah, why do Korean parents love the matchmaking? And why do they think if the person’s parents are good then their son/daughter must be a perfect match for the other single person in question. Lol.
    (These are rhetorical questions, btw.)

    Need coffee….Anyone who thinks coffee tastes bad hasn’t had real, fresh coffee (home-roasted), as in, brewed 1-2 days after roasting. (Coffee’s freshness only lasts up to 5 days max. Do you think the Starbucks you’re having was only roasted yesterday? Not a chance. Don’t even get me started on Folgers, etc…)

  13. 13 amy

    “However, they weren’t dating at that time”? Yeah, right…
    For most people, this news came as a shock not because they had no idea they were dating, but because it proved that rumors can actually turn out to be true. There have been wide-spread rumors that Sol was having an affair with Song while he was still married.. since 2002. That’s why they’re being compared to Brangellina couple and people feel uneasy about being happy for their marriage.
    I still love Sol as an actor but cannot help feeling bad for his ex-wife.

  14. 14 B.B.

    More HAPPY news – May they have a wonderful life together.

    A bit of poetic advice from – Ogden Nash:

    To keep your marriage brimming,
    With love in the wedding cup,
    Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
    Whenever you’re right, shut up.

    Happy Friday all…..

  15. 15 Anonymous

    Lee Seon-kyun =(
    but congrats!!! so gladthere are many happy (hopefully) marriages that are going to start! sick of the deah news =D
    i really like the actress from on air

  16. 16 ed

    @ amy,
    reading the “back story” does put a damper on things O_O (it also gives something poignant to ahn nae-sang, his ex-brother-in-law, beating the crap out of SKG in OASIS!) so this is why their chemistry was always excellent as a screen pair, especially Lost in Love which has to be SYA’s best work, evah.
    still, congrats to the couple!

  17. 17 Biscuit

    @Samsooki: Aww *Pats*

    My mom’s friend’s daughter is in her early 30’s and is desperately wanting to get married (Her youngers sisters are all married) so her mom hooked her up with some guy (She liked him alot at first because he was Korean too and he would call her “mother-in-law” and she was so happy) but after a while he never proposed but said he was gonna marry her in the future and left her daughter waiting (it’s only been 2 years) and now my mom’s friend is regretting she hooked them up and finds the guy extremely annoying (even though she’s the one who introduced him to her daughter)

    So I guess there are always ups and downs with matchmaking ^^ She wanted her daughter to get married, got her a boyfriend, but now she can’t break them apart since her daughter loves him to death :/

    About Song and Sol…. after Amy mentioned about the rumours earlier (I didn’t know about it) it was more surprising. It’s only been a 2 years since the divorce too…..

    Meh. I guess the only thing you can say is Grats.

  18. 18 hmmm...

    I wanted to congratulate them but now i change my mind because it’s hard to welcome couples like Bradgelina. So he’s a divorced man and she’s the other woman?! tsk tsk.
    Watch him fall in love with another woman on the set in the future and watch her feel the anguish and pain of his ex-wife.

  19. 19 kb

    samsooki,

    nj/nyc has probably the second largest korean population in the usa, and your lady friend can’t find a decent korean guy? why is that, or what is your opinion on the matter? does she need to lower her standards? does she need a lesson on samsooki style: the lady version? even though nj/nyc has one of the largest korean populations, do you think the location is hindering her?

  20. 20 Samsooki

    KB,

    All three are in the NJ/NY area. And yes, there are a dearth of eligible, marriage-able korean guys at this stage of the game. I say, “this stage of the game” as I think we can assume that Dal Ja Spring is slightly unrealistic, and so really, we are talking about finding eligible, marriage-able korean guys who are in their very late 20’s and early 30’s.

    And finding them are rare, because if one is around, then they are almost always taken before age 25.

    So, to find an eligible, marriage-able korean guy past the age of 25, they have to be previously damaged goods or an extremely late bloomer. BUT, in either case (late bloomer or previously damaged), the smart girls will have already identified the best of the lot.

    That leaves the rest of the girls with only a few choices:

    CLASS I. ineligible guys (already married, or gay)
    CLASS II. eligible but not marriage-able (these are obvious, no need for description)
    CLASS III. eligible, and marginally marriageable (these are much less obvious).

    Now, Class III guys are a really tough sell, because guys who are ACTUALLY in reality, Class II guys, will try their best to be considered Class III guys. And, of course, the best of the Class III guys have already been taken.

    So, how to determine the difference between a marginal Class III guys from an out-and-out Class II guy? If you can tell the difference, then you’ll make a million dollars writing a book about it.

    Anyway, so to answer your question kb,

    It isn’t that women are that picky. They have minimum standards, and if they, for whatever reason, haven’t found their guy by their mid-twenties, then every year that passes gets them further and further away from their dream guy.

    It is a shame, but I think this is true. Oh, and to answer your question about location. I think NY / NJ is a terrible place to find good guys in the mid-to-late 20’s and 30’s who are single. This is where people go AFTER they are married, returning to where their parents are. Must find a nice university town, imo.

  21. 21 kb

    samsooki,

    very interesting. i always enjoy reading your posts.

    i actually would like a description of the class 2 guy. i don’t understand how someone could not be marriage-able if they are single. what serious flaw(s) do these guys have that would make them fall into this category?

    i work at a hospital, and i see a lot of messed-up guys who are married. granted, their wives aren’t exactly top-notch themselves, but it is my belief that there is someone for everyone if their standards are adjusted.

    i’m curious because i would like to know where i fall in your scheme. i’m past 25 and single. i was a shy, skinny, bookish boy in college. athletic, but unimposing. i went on a weight training tear following college, but i lost most of it when i reverted back to my bookish ways in med school. i started residency and it was then that i started to feel comfortable under my own skin. i can’t say that i’m damaged goods because i’ve never been damaged, so perhaps i’m an extremely late bloomer? the ajummas at my korean church seem to think i’m quite a catch, but unfortunately, i live in an area with very few koreans and even fewer korean bachelorettes. i would like to know if i fall under class 2/3 according to your guidelines.

    i always thought of nyc as the place to be for korean singles. am i wrong? maybe i need to scratch that city off the list of my next potential destination.

  22. 22 fizzle

    Woah, WHAT? These celebrity couples seem to pop out of nowhere. I need to start doing more research.

    But yay! I’m always happy for actors who meet each other through different projects and then start dating. How much you wanna bet she’s pregnant? ;)

  23. 23 Samsooki

    @21. kb,

    “i actually would like a description of the class 2 guy. i don’t understand how someone could not be marriage-able if they are single. what serious flaw(s) do these guys have that would make them fall into this category?”

    For me to answer this question completely, I’d have to be a woman. But, to the extent of my own knowledge and in many a late night discussion with friends, here’s what I know…

    I have a few guy friends who are not married. One has a PhD in biochemistry from an Ivy League univ., a master’s in science writing, and is one of the smartest guys I know. He is very clever, he is a gentle soul and certainly is looking for the right woman. I have another guy friend, a standup guy who is loyal and trustworthy, sings in the church choir, just the nicest guy I know, and has like 2-3 graduate degrees in finance and organizational behavior. A third guy I know, he also holds multiple graduate degrees, teaches drama and is one of the funniest guys I know. Together these three guys are pretty cool. But each are single.

    First, none of the three are particularly physically attractive. Two are on the short side. One is overweight. One doesn’t quite have a full head of hair. Two have a bit of acne issues that they haven’t seen fit to correct. Second, none of the three are that successful from a “money” perspective. Not that that should make a ton of difference, but it is a consideration. Finally, all three guys have an image issue that nobody has translated into English so that they can understand, so they have no idea why they are single. They can’t see what it is that makes them unapproachable from a romantic standpoint. It is this last part that is the killer issue. Because regardless of their money issues or their physical limitations, if they project an image of being unable to take care of anyone other than themselves, then how can they expect to go out with anyone?

    These are who I would call Class II guys. They are eligible (unmarried and willing to get married), but for a woman to take the risk in going out with these guys means that the woman really is making herself unavailable for… what, exactly? At this point, it isn’t “love” in the fairy tale sense, but a chance for security and potential happiness, but how can she be expected to take that kind of risk when it is doubtful that the guy can take care of her?

    ***

    “i work at a hospital, and i see a lot of messed-up guys who are married. granted, their wives aren’t exactly top-notch themselves, but it is my belief that there is someone for everyone if their standards are adjusted.”

    Likely true, this is. But, I guess we all have to start with some kind of standards, and, given the upbringing and expectations that we have nurtured and raised by being successful early in life, it is difficult to suddenly drop all pretense and marry the first guy/girl you see, regardless of how we feel. I am sure all three of my guy friends can go out and marry a random person tomorrow, but there isn’t a good likelihood that such a marriage would last, because marriage is mutual event and so the guy’s expectations have to be met as well.

    ***

    “i’m curious because i would like to know where i fall in your scheme. i’m past 25 and single. i was a shy, skinny, bookish boy in college. athletic, but unimposing. i went on a weight training tear following college, but i lost most of it when i reverted back to my bookish ways in med school. i started residency and it was then that i started to feel comfortable under my own skin. i can’t say that i’m damaged goods because i’ve never been damaged, so perhaps i’m an extremely late bloomer? the ajummas at my korean church seem to think i’m quite a catch, but unfortunately, i live in an area with very few koreans and even fewer korean bachelorettes. i would like to know if i fall under class 2/3 according to your guidelines.”

    It is tough to say. If you have a honest sense of yourself, and you are comfortable with yourself (but are willing to adapt and grow and learn and change), and most importantly, if you are able to project an image of security and stability, then I’d say that you are the diamond in the rough, the one that others will see as their last great hope.

    But, really, this isn’t about you, is it? I mean, honestly, if you wanted to, you could get married this weekend if you didn’t care who it was you were going to marry. This is about the type of woman you wish for – the bright, energetic, soulful and emotional girl, a risk taker who will expose her soul because she believes that all things should feel the warmth of sunlight. The romantic one that will stay awake while you sleep, just so that she can tuck you in, the cutie who will melt your world when she dresses up to go to a party, the fierce one who will defend you even if you are wrong.

    Tough to find this kind of girl. Likely, already taken (sorry!). But just like it is to find the right guy, you have to be able to see beyond the short-comings and find the potential to be all that you wish for. There are no perfect people, it is all about growth together. My own wife is about as messy of a girl as I have ever met. I am constantly, constantly, constantly cleaning up after her. Her stuff explodes whenever she enters a room, and every horizontal surface is covered with her stuff. Drives me nuts – there is no amount of organization that can prevent the mess from coming back the next day. And sometimes her logic makes me want to bang my head against a wall. And she detests it when I use socratic method to argue with her, and so I’ve given up trying to get her to admit that she’s wrong sometimes. She is not perfect, but I didn’t chase her across half the US because I thought she is perfect.

    ***

    “i always thought of nyc as the place to be for korean singles. am i wrong? maybe i need to scratch that city off the list of my next potential destination.”

    Well, yes and no. There are singles here, but it has been a while for me to be part of that scene. All I know is that there are a lot of single korean women around and not many marriage-able guys. That tells me that the guys need work around here.

  24. 24 kb

    samsooki,

    of course, i would love to find and attract the fantasy girl you describe, but i know no such girl exists in the real world outside of kdramas.

    as always, i appreciate your insight and your thoughtful posts.

  25. 25 Nom Kitteh

    “they have to be previously damaged goods or an extremely late bloomer. BUT, in either case (late bloomer or previously damaged), the smart girls will have already identified the best of the lot”

    If I may gently interject: There is an implication here that someone who isn’t already married by 25 is damaged goods. Quite honestly, in my experience, I think it is the damaged ones who seem to get hitched the youngest and not often to smart(est of) girls (whatever “smart” means). You know, it was interesting to read your post b/c it seemed (and I am not saying that it is intentional) laced with all the damaging messages that have been used to subjugate women in societies (overt or sublimated): basically that after a certain age women (and now men, it seems) will have to settle for the remains unwanted by smarter women.

    Someone like kb sounds like a terrific catch. I don’t know squat about him, but my sense is that he is not married yet because he isn’t in the right frame of mind or because he has been too busy to invest in a relationship. If he is like many of my colleagues and friends, he is neither damaged nor a late bloomer, but like so many of our generation, more interested in exploring the world and taking his time doing it. I imagine him as being comfortable in his skin, aware of the kind of woman he would like to be with, but without the anxious need to define his identity or life around meeting this person, so for now he is enjoying the life he has in front of him.

  26. 26 empathy

    I like SYA….I thought she was lovely in Hotelier. She may not be very photogenic and the roles she play are not glamorous or sexy roles but she is undeniably one of Korea’s most beautiful and sexiest ( as evidenced with that body and legs!) as well as intelligent. SYA will still be an actor even as those current beautiful stars eventually fade away and disappear from the scene. Her beauty is classic and natural :) Go SYA! and congratulations for finding your soulmate! (so what if he is divorced…he has been estranged from his wife since 2002, she left and went to live in Canada, came back in 2005, their divorce became final in 2006…who are we to judge…we do not live with them)

  27. 27 empathy

    @kb and samsooki
    I read your posts with great interest…here’s my 2 cents worth…good and lasting relationships take time and effort and dare I add, sacrifice. In the end it’s not about looks, body, intellect, money…but willingness to love and be loved. I know of people who when they were single had this set idea of the kind of women or men that turns them on but oftentimes…the one they end up with is someone who seems far from their physical ideal but basically shares similar values, goals and tastes that they have…which validates my belief that opposites may attract but similarities endure.

  28. 28 hjkomo

    Hm…I’m with Nom Kitteh. The Korean guys I knew that were taken by age 25 were usually the ones who failed to experience that oh-so-important step of post-college/mid-20’s maturation and self-discovery.

    @Samsooki – I’m still a little unclear as to what you mean by the Class II guys failing to project an image of security and stability. If it’s not a money issue (they’re gainfully employed), then do you mean emotional security and stability?
    When I started dating my husband, he was working at a start-up with irregular paychecks (if any) and had spent most of his time focusing on his education and career over dating, but through a serendipitous twist of fate, I discovered his pure heart and kindred soul.

    @ kb – I’ve got a 25 year-old, single cousin in LA. Going there anytime soon? ;)

  29. 29 Samsooki

    @kb,

    “of course, i would love to find and attract the fantasy girl you describe, but i know no such girl exists in the real world outside of kdramas.”

    I know of at least one, personally, still single. Most of them were identified early though and so, guys who were slow to mature and figure things out never had a chance. But you have to understand, I’m not referring to perfect girls, and they aren’t fantasy. The ones I am referring to are the ones who either are like my description or can be.

    @25, nom kitteh –

    I know what you are talking about. And I know the use of the term, “damaged goods” implies a lot. But, there is truth to the term I think, at least in terms of the world that it is likely that kb and I grew up in.

    People inhabit their own worlds, built of experience, expectations, networks and communities based on ethnicity, religion, education, economic class and location. As we enter college and beyond, the elements of what makes up our world narrows, as we focus on what we believe to be important. For some, religion and ethnicity take precedence, for others, its economics and location.

    For each person’s world, and really, there aren’t that many different ones, the population of available people who match our desired characteristics diminishes as time passes. I am not sure if “damaged goods” is too pejorative of a word, but I merely mean that the perceived “good ones” go first.

  30. 30 Samsooki

    @27, empathy:

    “In the end it’s not about looks, body, intellect, money…but willingness to love and be loved. I know of people who when they were single had this set idea of the kind of women or men that turns them on but oftentimes…the one they end up with is someone who seems far from their physical ideal but basically shares similar values, goals and tastes that they have…which validates my belief that opposites may attract but similarities endure.”

    I guess so, but guys early on will not be able to differentiate between physical beauty and inner beauty, which is why it is good to have both. This may seem obvious, but it kind of isn’t – as may be seen from the eyes of both men and women – “why can’t he/she be this or that?” If it was so simple, then we’d all be living happily ever after?

  31. 31 Samsooki

    @28, hjkomo

    “Hm…I’m with Nom Kitteh. The Korean guys I knew that were taken by age 25 were usually the ones who failed to experience that oh-so-important step of post-college/mid-20’s maturation and self-discovery.”

    Oh, for sure. But, the world isn’t so forgiving, right? I mean, the reply seems to be, what difference does it make whether you mature first then get married, or whether you get married first and then mature? Well, biology and culture prevent equal treatment of the two scenarios. Women over the age of 35 start to develop an increasing risk of problems with pregnancy, and this is indisputable. The so-called “biological clock” exists, and so there isn’t an infinite time frame.

    Korean guys tend to mature late – I think this is true empirically, and this is a shame. But reality (biology and culture) says that it is better to marry the immature ones and then watch them mature, rather than watching them mature and then trying to find the mature ones.

    ****

    “I’m still a little unclear as to what you mean by the Class II guys failing to project an image of security and stability. If it’s not a money issue (they’re gainfully employed), then do you mean emotional security and stability?”

    The idea is that it is scary for a woman to go off and live with a man, to, in a somewhat anachronistic cultural sense, to be sent off to the husband’s family. In a Christian sense, the idea is that both the man and the woman are broken from their families and become one flesh, but in Korean households, it is the woman who is broken from her family and brought into the man’s household. That mindset, for second-generation Korean-Ams, has not really changed because the parents of the 2nd gen are still living in 1950-70 Korea.

    For a woman, then, it can be isolating, scary and emotionally turbulent. What the woman wants from the guy is some level of emotional assurance that the guy is capable of taking care of his own business, his wife and his life. It is more than his job / career and the income he brings in. It is the idea that the woman can trust the man to be her protector from all others, including his own family.

  32. 32 Sonam

    I am happy for her. I thought she was great in On Air. She is very beautiful and has a great figure..awesome legs. And a warm relaxed personality . Now only if she knew how to dress…she looks so dated….so 90’s. She would look so good if she dressed like Choi Kang Hee…..chic and witty.

  33. 33 Nom Kitteh

    Samsooki,

    Your view of relationships is certainly valid in more traditional parts of the world, but are not applicable, I don’t think, to modern dating life in the professional world in America (or in NY/NJ, which is where you are localizing your analysis). Women in their ’30s, who are educated, living on their own, have traveled the world throughout their 20s, experimented with several men and chosen not to be with them (for whatever reasons), feel comfortable fulfilling her own sexual needs and desires, etc., are just not looking for men for stability and income. They would abhor the idea of needing a man to take care of them, but do want a man — for emotional companionship, for love, for a partner to walk beside them as they go on their life journey.

    Since most of my friends in America (heck, even elsewhere including Arab, Indian, Japanese, and Chinese women) are like that, I feel fairly confident that I can speak for a certain kind of woman who does not see men past 25 as discarded remains of more astute women. Now, I don’t have any Korean women friends so I don’t know — maybe Korean professional women in America, even second generation, look for men to take care of them financially and to also look hot. Professional women can be more picky about the professional status of the man not because they want to be taken shopping but b/c they don’t want to get saddled with someone incompatible because professional women tend to be pretty hardcore ambitious and there is nothing more boring than living with a man who has no drive in life.

    Is it harder for professional women past 35 to find a man? Yes. But that is not because smarter women have snatched up the good ones. It’s because most men (99% of them — non scientifically speaking) have not kept up with the rapid pace at which some women have evolved. Men don’t know what their role is in a relationship where a woman is not wanting for money, financial stability, or sexual fulfillment. Most men are still in their paternalistic world, with their idea of manhood being avuncular while the women are their cute, helpless wards. Now I am not denigrating those kinds of men, or the women who love them, but the reality is that most men just don’t know how to walk beside a woman, to support her career, to be all the things that wives have tended to fulfill throughout modern history.

    Our next generation of women, raised on the path we are clearing, will have a much easier time marrying because the boys we are raising now are much more comfortable with fluid gender roles, and our next generation of women will have a much higher marriage rate after 35 (if they are interested in marrying at all).

    I can say for a fact, personally speaking, that I would want to gouge my eyes out now if I were married to any of the men I dated pre-25. They were lousy in bed, horribly insecure, and annoyingly needy (in their “manly – I-don’t-want-to-talk-about-it” ways). At 25 and younger, I would have tried to understand them, to coo at them, try to be what they were missing. Now I am like, “Dude, figure out your problems, get your act together, and come talk to me when you’re ready to talk. In the meantime, I am off to Kenya for a safari. I’ll call you from there.” That is, older women just don’t deal well with adult babies and end up staying single then nurse an adult infant.

    Now I have found that the men who are single in their 30s and have experienced life alone for a while tend to have figured out how to be mature individuals. They are sadly 1% of the population (non scientifically speaking :-) ) so it is slim pickin’.

  34. 34 hjkomo

    @ samsooki

    “Korean guys tend to mature late – I think this is true empirically, and this is a shame. But reality (biology and culture) says that it is better to marry the immature ones and then watch them mature, rather than watching them mature and then trying to find the mature ones.”

    “For a woman, then, it can be isolating, scary and emotionally turbulent. What the woman wants from the guy is some level of emotional assurance that the guy is capable of taking care of his own business, his wife and his life. It is more than his job / career and the income he brings in. It is the idea that the woman can trust the man to be her protector from all others, including his own family.”

    That is why, in my view, it is better to find the ones who have matured, or are at least on their way to maturing. It is the immature ones who have no clue how to be the woman’s protector.

    Korean-Am guys tend to be a bit behind on the maturity scale as it is, and it I had stuck around with any of the my ex’s until they finally did mature, I probably would have discovered that they weren’t my kindred soul anyways (luckily, I figured it out much sooner).

    “That mindset, for second-generation Korean-Ams, has not really changed because the parents of the 2nd gen are still living in 1950-70 Korea.”

    While that may be true to some extent (I can think of many examples where it’s not), any Korean-Am woman worth her salt knows how to handle herself with those types of parents.

    And the only people I knew who were married by age 25 were generally the religious ones who swam with the tide and married their college sweetheart or the first person they dated after graduating…and, actually, both the husband and wife still needed to experience the essential maturation time.

    {Edit:} Again, I’m with Nom Kitteh. Lol.
    (and I do know many Korean-Am women)

  35. 35 Janet

    SYA is of marriagable age. I know i should be happy for her. But the fact is that she is going to marry a divored guy who is old and ugly. It is still unexpected as she deserved a better guy. I really hope she will be happy because i really like her in ON AIR. I adored her as an actress and she seem like a person with good personalities, All the best to you and your lover though.

  36. 36 Nom Kitteh

    P.S. I don’t know if JBeans allows threads to be hijacked so if we continue this conversation, maybe we should move to the Open Thread? I cannot find her rules for etiquette listed on the site so I don’t know.

    In regard to this news story: Sorry, but I am still processing my anger at Reille (sp?) Hunter, aka love mistress of John Edwards (Reille, you don’t do this to another woman, and certainly not to a woman dying of cancer, so NOT COOL. John, you are not even worth my time), so this story with the hints of marital infidelity just feel way too icky (SKG–if you cheated on your wife, shame on you. If you didn’t, congrats to you and SYA).

  37. 37 hjkomo

    Ah, yes. Sorry, Sarah, for going OT!

  38. 38 Anonymous

    #35 Janet
    “SYA is of marriagable age. I know i should be happy for her. But the fact is that she is going to marry a divored guy who is old and ugly. It is still unexpected as she deserved a better guy.”

    o_O

    Sol Kyung Gu is an excellent and well-respected actor, probably one of the top 3 in Korea along with Choi Min Shik and Song Kang Ho. He’s also one of the highest-paid. He may not be your garden-variety hunk or pretty boy, but he’s a Big Frickin Deal. So I guess mileage varies on what constitutues “a better guy”.

    I was shocked but pretty happy for them (I’m usually happy for celebrity hookups, it’s the gossipy romantic in me lol). But I also had no idea about the infidelity rumors (whoa). So I’ll just echo #36 Nom Kitteh:

    “SKG–if you cheated on your wife, shame on you. If you didn’t, congrats to you and SYA”

  39. 39 Peggy

    Used to be very interested in Song Yun Ah and her career. Was always sorry about the breakup with Ahn Jae Wook. Mystery….but thought her father was the spanner in the works there. Said he did not like ‘show business people’ Strange considering his daughter was in show business. Ahn Jae Wook never quite got over it and is still unmarried and I wonder now what will happen. She is marrying a divorced man with gossip attached. What does poppa think?? Saw this on TV this morning. Lots of show business guests and for a flash I though AJ was a guest. Anyone know?
    Hope she will be happy. She is a good actress and had always a good reputation. Cha In Pyo wanted to have her marry his brother because he said she was such a good person.

  40. 40 coachdms

    AHHHH!!! my favorite actress from ” Hotellier” . She was lovely , graceful and have mad chemistry w/ BJJ . But goshhh ! who is this old and unattrative guy is she marrying ? But I love her and wish her happiness , if that who she want to be with . Our lost.

  41. 41 adi

    hellllllllo dear.how are you?i love you so much

  42. 42 adi

    HELLO.HOW ARE YOU DEAR?I AM ADELEH.I AM FROM IRAN.I LOVE U SO MUCH.YOU ARE MY FAVIORIT ACTRES.U ARE VERY BEAUTIFUL.I HOPE THAT U BE ALWAYS SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR LIFE.I LOVE SEE YOU BUT I CANT.I AM FAR YOU ,I HOPE YOU COME TO IRAN.YOU ARE MY FRIEDD IF YOU WANT.I KISS YOU DEAR.

  43. 43 adeleh

    hello dear song yoon ah. this is adeleh.i am from iran i love you so much.you are very beautiful,i hope that you be always glad with your husband.i kiss you

  44. 44 ABDOLREZA

    I COME FROM IRAN.I LOVE YOU

  45. 45 Masud Selim

    축하합니다.

    Actually , i was searching for Korean Flim director ‘s contact address through the google searching engine ,and then i found Song yoon Ah ‘s birthday is as same as mine . Since we both are gemini group and i found more interest about her contact address , but unfortunately i read the articles that she got married already with sol Kyung-gu . no doubt they are so much happy in their conjugal life . Of course Mr. Sol Kyung-gu is most lucky person … All the best ….

    Let’s make a massive bridge in order to being reduce the farther distance between people to people …..

    Annyung ha sib nikka

    hi ,i like open minded people who has broad mind to carry someone’s feeling and share her s one too , \\let\s be make a massive new bridge betwween people to people , country to country , continent to continent , ocean to Ocean .

    hope so talk soon ..

    Good weekend

    Wow , famous Actor & director Mr. Lee Byung Hun , Our Asian Pride as below the attach file:

    regards
    Masud Selim
    Dhaka – bangladesh
    skype me :imjingak2007

    ooVoo me : underlocknkey

  46. 46 Masud Selim

    I am sorry all viewer/s

    proper noun spelling mistake is big mistake .

    Song Yoon Ah ‘s life partner name is

    Seol Kyung Gu

    Always be smile ….

    Wish you , having a great and relaxable weekend

    ——

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