Jang Hyuk’s Love Life
South Korean actor Jang Hyuk (hangul: 장혁) is known for his appearance in many action-oriented dramas and movies. The actor, who made his debut in 1997, has now become a professional with well-developed skills in martial arts and self defense.
He was born in Busan, South Korea on December 20th, 1976, and was given name Jung Yong-joon (hangul: 정용준). Jang Hyuk married to his wife when he was 32 years old. Kim Yeo-jin, the woman who finally won his heart and become the wife of this charismatic actor, was born in 1974 and married Jang Hyuk when she was 34 years old.
As reported from DramaFever, Jang Hyuk first met his wife when he was at the gym. Kim Yeo-jin was walking up the stairs as he walked down them, on his way to get shower after working out. Jang Hyuk knew that Kim Yeo-jin worked as a pilates instructor at the gym, and decided to find out more about Kim Yeo-jin by attending her class.
He didn’t tell her that he liked her right away. Jang Hyuk said that he took 3 months to get to know Kim Yeo-jin, approaching his wife-to-be during the pilates class. He had to be cautious, since he was the only man in a group of 40 women, and the ahjummas (a Korean word which is generally used for a married woman in middle-age or older) were very interested in him during the first week of class, and seemed to think that his presence was achallenge.
The actor, who gained his popularity after starring in action-thriller drama, Voice in 2017, was trying so hard to win Kim Yeo-jin’s heart. Jang Hyuk has said that his wife is a very supportive person in his life, and that he could improve everything in his career and personal life because his wife always gives him strength.
When Jang Hyuk joined the military in 2004, his wife waited for him for 2 years until he was finally discharged in 2006. Jang Hyuk is very grateful to be her husband, and he’s mentioned that Kim Yeo-jin is the most romantic person he would ever meet. Jang Hyuk and Kim Yeo-jin were dating for 6 years before finally getting married in 2008.
The couple’s wedding was closed to the public to respect the bride’s family and friends, who are mostly non-celebrities. Kim Yeo-jin was reported pregnant before the wedding ceremony could take place. Jang Hyuk made a statement saying he felt a little bit embarrassed to be getting married after the couple were already expecting a baby, but he took every responsibility for being the baby’s father and also for becoming a husband to Kim Yeo-jin, and he thought that the wedding would be even more meaningful to him and his wife because of it.
The wedding ceremony was held privately, at the Imperial Palace Hotel in Gangnam, June 2nd, 2008 at 6:00 PM, and was attended only by their relatives and close friends. Jang Hyuk invited a few of his celebrity fellows, including Danny Ahn, Park Joong-hoon, Ahn Sung-ki, Yum Jung-ah, Shin Hyun-joon, and Jo Mi-ryung.
Meanwhile, Hong Kyung-min and Cha Tae-hyun were the Masters of Ceremonies (MC) for the wedding.
Singer Kim Jong-kook also came, and performed for Jang Hyuk’s wedding celebration.
Jang Hyuk believes that Kim Yeo-jin is the source of his strength during the hard times, and their true love will be a foundation of their marriage. Jang Hyuk and Kim Yeo jin have known each other, the good and the bad, for 14 years, and have been married for 10 of them. This sweet couple has had 3 children since they married.