Korean Power Couple Ji Sung and Lee Bo-young
While Hollywood has Kim Kardashian and Kanye West as a couples goal , there are equally admired couples among the South Korean people. One of them is Ji Sung and Lee Bo-young. This celebrity couple has been married for almost 5 years and has a beautiful daughter, named Kwak Ji-yoo.
The couple is known for their sweet story, from their first meeting on a shoot for the drama Save Last Dance for Me in 2004, and they confirmed their relationship in 2007. The couple married at Aston House, W Seoul Walkerhill Hotel on September 27, 2013. Are you curious about their love story? Also don’t miss out the sheer cuteness of Kwak Ji-yoo, who is as popular as her parents.
Ji Sung and Lee Bo-young’s Love Story
As an actor and actress, both of them have encountered with many people. On a set for 2004 TV series, Save Last Dance for Me, Ji Sung and Bo-young met each other. But at that time, neither of them ever thought they would meet their soulmate for the rest of their life.
Ji Sung noticed her, first. He asked her to go out but, surprisingly, she turned him down. The winner of Miss Korea 2000 never planned to have a relationship with another celebrity, so she rejected him. Ji Sung didn’t go down easy though, he kept trying to win her heart for more than 3 months.
On an interview in SBS’s ‘Healing Camp’ in 2014, a year after their wedding, Lee Bo-young revealed how persistent her husband was, back then, about asking her out. She said, “I did not like my husband, Ji Sung, at first, so I turned down his confession. While I was meeting with my friends, Ji Sung said he would join, and on that day, he wrote a note and put it in my bag. ‘I like you’ was written on it.”
She continued, “I always thought I could not be with another celebrity, so I had a fantasy of being with an ordinary person more than a celebrity. I told him I would turn him down because he was a celebrity to which he said, ‘Then I will give up acting.’ I was tricked,” making everyone laugh, since Ji Sung has continued to work as an actor.
She went on, apologetically, “Ji Sung asked me out for three months and I really treated him badly. I pushed him away, saying I didn’t like him.” In the end, the two dated for a long time and decided to marry. The official proposal took place in Spain, while the two were there for a wedding-themed photo shoot. (In Korea, when people use the term ‘proposal’, they usually mean some kind of romantic-event type of occasion that goes along with the actual proposal, it does not simply mean ‘proposal’ in the original English sense, in which the word simply means to ask someone to marry them.
Lee Bo-young said, “I received a proposal in Spain. Before our wedding, we left for a photo shoot in Spain. We were doing the shoot in front of the hotel we were staying at, when a huge amplifier appeared during our break and Ji Sung came out with a microphone to read me a letter.
I was about to grow teary from listening to the letter, but at that moment, he began to sing and my tears went away. A lot of people were watching from the hotel. At that time, Ji Sung sang a song I liked, Elton John’s ‘Your Song’.”
In addition, regarding their wedding, Lee Bo-young said, “Truthfully, I didn’t get to do any of the preparing for our wedding. From designing to everything else, Ji Sung did everything for me, so I was very grateful.”
We all can see how deep Ji Sung’s love is for Lee Bo-young. They become more complete after they welcomed their first daughter to their little family. Kwak Ji-yoo was born on June 12, 2015 and has been growing into a happy child, much loved by her parents and netizens alike.