Meet Lee Young-don, The Husband of Hwang Jung-Eum
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? She and her husband even already have two children together. Hwang Jung-eum dated Lee Young-don for 6 months and got married in 2016. They almost separated after Hwang Jung-eum filed for divorce in September 2020, but they have reconciled and decided to mend their marriage.
Let’s dig in more about the details of Hwang Jung-eum and Lee Young-don’s relationship!
Hwang Jung-eum and Husband Lee Young-don Got Married in 2016
Hwang Jung-eum married Lee Young-don in 2016 after dating for 6 months. Her husband, 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.
Let’s dig into more details about Lee Young-don and Hwang Jung-eum’s love story!
Hwang Jung-eum and Lee Young-don were Dating for Six Months
Before getting married, Lee Young-don and Hwang Jung-eum were dating for six months. Lee Young-don married Hwang Jung-eum in February 2016, two months after CJ Entertainment confirmed the couple was 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.
Lee Young-don 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.
Hwang Jung-eum and Lee Young-don Had 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”.
Hwang Jung-eum Almost Got Divorced from Her Husband Lee Young-don
Hwang Jung-eum filed a separation from her husband Lee Young-don in September 2020. However, the media noticed that three months before that, Hwang Jung-eum and Lee Young-don spotted had a date together and netizens smell something off about the divorce news. Even after this news spread, some reporters stalked Hwang Jung-eum’s place to get to know her condition.
Ten months later, in July 2021, Hwang Jung-eum calls off the divorce and the two of them decided to continue their relationship. Not only that, Hwang Jung-eum also announced that she is expecting a child. Congratulations to the couple!
That’s all the information about Hwang Jung-eum and her husband, Lee Young-don’s love story. Their relationship may not be perfect, but let’s wish that they can love each other for a long time and have a blissful family. Make sure to check out other news about Hwang Jung-eum or other Korean celebrities on Channel Korea. Cheers!