Jo Yoon-hee and Lee Dong-gun Are Finally Married
Previously, on February 01, 2017, it was reported that Lee Dong-Gun and T-ARA member Jiyeon ended their two-year relationship and were maintaining a senior-junior relationship. It didn’t take long for Lee Dong-Gun to move on after breaking up with Jiyeon. Less than 1 month later, Lee Dong-Gun confirmed he was in a relationship with fellow actress Jo Yoon-Hee. The two naturally grew close after acting as a couple in KBS2’s Wolgyesu Tailor Shop according to a TV report on February 28, 2017.
On the same day, actress Jo Yoon-Hee described Lee Dong-Gun as her “Special Love” on her radio show on KBS CoolFM, Jo Yoon-Hee’s Raise the Volume. She began with how everyone dreams of a “special love” which she described as “not when you meet a special person, but when you meet an ordinary person and share a special love with them.”
She proudly considered herself as among the lucky few who have found this precious thing. “I’m sure that there are shining beacons of special love out there right now. Though it’s a little embarrassing to say this, I’ve become one of those shining beacons out there,” she said, as reported by Korea Portal.
Back then, it was revealed that Lee Dong-Gun sent a message of support to Jo Yoon-Hee’s radio show in December 2016 before they started dating. Jo Yoon-Hee accepted his message with an open heart. Lee Dong-Gun had realized that he liked her when he texted her last December. They were colleagues back then, as reported by Dramafever.
“Even back then, I had fallen for her,” he confessed. When asked about where their first kiss was off screen, both responded simultaneously “In the car”. Lee Dong-Gun chose a sweet love song for her while he guest-starred at her live radio show. The song he chose was “I Can Not Live Without You (그대 없이는 못살아)” by Yoon Jong-Shin.
On April 25, 2017, on the MBC Every1 broadcast Video Star talk show, MC’s conducted a short interview with Jo Yoon-Hee over the phone while Kim Young-Hee and Hong Hyun-Hee called her. Jo Yoon-Hee shared that what she likes most about Lee Dong-Gun is his consideration for others. She revealed, “I was really touched when he came to the dinner for my radio show. Even after that, he also came to my radio show with delicious things for the writers. At moments like those, I’m really moved.” For her, the presence of Lee Dong-Gun realized her dream of a beautiful love story.
On May 2, 2017, it was unexpectedly announced that they were going to be married and were already expecting their first child. On the same day, Jo Yoon-Hee, through her radio show, addressed the surprising news, “You were all surprised by the news, right? The articles about the marriage and pregnancy were published today, and many were surprised, but we’ve also received a lot of warm congratulations. Thank you. The timing was just right for everything, almost like we’d planned it all out. We promise to live bright and positive lives like the shining morning star,” as reported by Dramafever.
On August 11, 2017, they attended an event for Damiani’s Italian jewelry brand in Seoul. They wore matching, elegant black outfits while holding hands and smiling at their fans with an increasingly similar face or what is known as the husband-wife look. Even though at that time Jo Yoon-Hee was pregnant, she remained beautiful with her attire.
They finally held their wedding ceremony on September 29, 2017. The news of their wedding was found out later on September 29 through actor Kim Ji Suk who mentioned their wedding during a drama’s press conference by saying, “I just came from attending my best friend Lee Dong Gun’s wedding and received a lot of good energy there,” as reported by Soompi. After that, the respective agency of Jo Yoon-Hee officially stated that they held a private nuptial with family members from both sides in a restaurant in Jongno-gu, Seoul.