Chae Rim, the Korean Actress
Having debuted as Miss Haitai in 1994 and already having received notable awards such as Best New Actress at the MBC Drama Awards in 1998, Favorite Asian Star Award at the China BQ Awards in 2007, and Top Excellence Award at the KBS Drama Awards in 2007, Chae Rim’s status as an actress is certainly not to be taken too lightly. Even though her name is seldom mentioned among the current K-Drama enthusiasts, she quietly made a career in South Korea, China, and Taiwan by starring several famous dramas namely All About Eve, Dalja’s Spring, and Warriors of The Yang Clan. Thus, in this article, Channel-Korea will explain to you all about Chae Rim, starting from her full profile, her husband and baby, her brother, a list of her television dramas, her plastic surgery, and news updates in 2017. So, stay tuned!
Chae Rim’s Full Profile
Real Name: Park Chae-rim
Stage Name: Chae Rim
Nickname: Bright Circle Moon
Date of Birth: South Korea, 29 March 1979
Age: 40 (Korean age) / 39 (International age)
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Chinese Astrology: Sheep
Blood Type: A
Nationality: South Korean
Height: 168 cm
Weight: 48 kg
Sibling: 1 (younger brother actor Park Yoon-jae)
Education: Seoul Institute of the Arts
Agency: Sidus HQ
Character Traits: Bright, optimistic, honest
Talents: Playing piano, dancing ballet, playing gayageum (traditional Korean zither-like string instrument)
Bad Habits: A deep sleeper, completely unaware of things going around her
Dislike: Arrogance, Show-offs
Chae Rim’s Husband and Baby
As a famous public figure, it is not a wonder that Chae Rim would end up married to someone who is also a celebrity. Nine years after her career in Korean entertainment industry began in 1994, Chae Rim decided to marry singer, songwriter, and businessman Lee Seung-hwan of whom she has been a longtime fangirl on 24 May 2003. They are known to have big age gap, fourteen years, and never married on paper (meaning that they do not have an official marriage certificate, and only held a wedding ceremony).
Unfortunately, Chae Rim’s marriage had to end in 2006, as both she and Lee Seung-hwan have lived separately since early December 2015. Cloud Fish, Lee Seung-hwan’s home agency, stated on 31 March 2006 the couple came to the conclusion that they had to divorce one day earlier, after careful consideration for four months. The reason Chae Rim and Lee Seung-hwan’s divorced is personality differences, which often caused clashing. Even so, Chae Rim and Lee Seung-hwan still have affection for each other, and will still maintain a good relationship. On the other hand, another reason for Chae Rim and Lee Seung-hwan’s divorce was that it was brought up in a news outlet that Chae Rim was dating a Chinese athlete at that time. However, Chae Rim has never confirmed nor refuted this rumor.
After being a childless widow for eight years, Chae Rim tied the knot with Chinese actor Gao Zi Qi, who is two years younger than her and who she met as when he was her co-star in Chinese drama The Lee Family. In the drama, both Chae Rim and Gao Zi Qi played a wife and husband. Soon in March 2014, Chae Rim and Gao Zi Qi admitted they had been dating for a few months after getting caught by paparazzi while they were on the date.
In July 2014, Chae Rim received a romantic proposal from Gao Zi Qi at an event in Beijing, China. Even though they had already announced their marriage plans, which was to take place in October 2014, the proposal was still a great and sweet surprise for Chae Rim. Before proposing, Gao Zi Qi sang Shin Seung-hun’s I Believe and gave her a bucket of red roses. Then, he knelt down to present Chae Rim with a ring, and concluded with a kiss and hug. On his Weibo, Gao Zi Qi wrote that that day was the most important day of his life, “Starting from now on, we will have fun, sharing happiness, be responsible together. I will love, protect, and respect you as the half of my soul with all my power. I will work hard to learn the Korean language, and learn how to cook your favorite foods.” Aww, where can we find a loving man like Gao Zi Qi? Chae Rim sure is one lucky woman!
The weeks before Chae Rim and Gao Zi Qi’s marriage were clearly not free from dreadful occurrences, as the old rumor of Chae Rim dating a Chinese athlete recirculated. On July 4, Chae Rim finally spoke up about the rumor with a long explanation on her Weibo account, “I never said this before and I’ll never say it again, but I have to say something to express my discomfort. It’s been 10 years. I wish it would stop. It could be gossip, for you but for me it’s a huge deal. I’ve never been close to a single athlete in my whole life. I don’t understand how you think that could be me. There was nothing there to prove that it was me. I thought people would forget about it in time, so I waited. But while I waited for it to die down, people assumed the rumors were facts. If you’ve had your source of fun with me already, please stop now.” Chae Rim also emphasized that Gao Zi Qi is the first and only foreign man of her life. Finally, Chae Rim and Gao Zi Qi held their wedding ceremony in two different countries, namely Gao Zi Qi’s house in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China on 14 October 2014 and Samchonggak, Seoul, South Korea on 23 October 2014.
After hopefully waiting for three years, Chae Rim and Gao Zi Qi finally welcome their first kid. Sidus HQ, Chae Rim’s home agency, announced on 10 August 2017 that Chae Rim is six months pregnant. Moreover, both Chae Rim and Gao Zi Qi prepared for the safe delivery by taking yoga classes. The important day occurred in early December 2017 as Gao Zi Qi uploaded a picture of his son’s footprint through social media Weibo. In the caption, Gao Zi Qi expressed his sincere gratitude and love toward Chae Rim and wrote, “It is the beginning of a new chapter of my life”. The son of Chae Rim and Gao Zi Qi is called ‘Liu’ which means ‘gift’ in Chinese. Aww, what an adorable little family!