Hwang Jung-eum and Lee Young-don’s Love Story
For those of you who have watched the Korean drama She Was Pretty, you are familiar with the actress Hwang Jung-eum. Hwang Jung-eum, who was born on January 25, 1985, became well known after playing lead roles in the dramas She Was Pretty and Kill Me, Heal Me.
But did you know that Hwang Jung-eum was already married to Lee Young-don in 2016? She and her husband even already have one child together. If it’s the first time you’ve heard the name Lee Young-don, are you curious to know more about him?
Let’s Get to Know Lee Young-don
Lee Young-don was a Korean professional golfer who was born on December 2, 1982. After retiring from golfing, he became the CEO of a steel company. Having previously competed in the Japan Pro Golf Tour, Lee Young Don is also a rep for a golf management company in Japan.
Dating Hwang Jung-eum for Six Months
Lee Young-don married Hwang Jung-eum in February, 2016, two months after CJ Entertainment confirmed the couple were dating. They went out of their way to keep their relationship private, and it only became known to the public through paparazzi photos a month before they announced their plans to marry.
As we can see in the photos, they weren’t exactly hiding while they were out. They were walking casually and didn’t really try to hide their faces. They were seen on a date around Han Riverside, holding hands and smiling.
They looked great while they were out. With their long coats and their casual attire, they looked very intimate even through the light rain that fell on them.
Successfully Impressed Hwang Jung-eum’s Parents’ Hearts
When CJ Entertainment disclosed the couple’s marriage plans, The agency said that Lee Young-don and Hwang Jung-eum met through a common friend, and it was Lee Young-don’s warm heart that made Hwang Jung-eum fall in love with him. That trait didn’t just win over Hwang Jung-eum’s heart, but also won her parents’ hearts, as well. It was said that the couple has the blessing of their parents, who were supportive of Hwang Jung-eum and Lee Young-don’s decision to marry each other and become lifelong companions.
Having A Simple but Elegant Wedding
Lee Young-don and Hwang Jung-eum’s wedding ceremony was held at the Seoul Silla Hotel on February 26, 2016, with a total of about 700 guests attending.
Wearing a white lace dress with a floor-length veil, the bride looked fresh and radiant with natural-looking makeup, K-brows, and barely-there coral lips.
The venue the couple chose was very beautiful, with fairy lights dotting every corner of the room and sophisticated, sparkling crystal chandeliers. On the stage, the couple walked down the aisle and under a draped canopy with another chandelier and white floral arrangements.
Many guests attended the wedding ceremony, including Hwang Jung-eum and Lee Young-don’s friends. The actor Lee Soon-jae officiated the wedding, while JYJ’s Junsu sang a number from the musical “Dracula”, and musical actress Jung Sun-ah sang the original soundtrack for the movie “If Only”.