Moon Hee-kyung’s Profile
Real name : Moon Hee-kyung
Hangul name : 문희경
Birthdate : December 22, 1965
Birthplace : Seogwipo, Jeju Island, South Korea
Age : 52 years old
Star Sign : Capricorn
Education : Harye Elementary School, Hyodon Middle School, Seogwipo Girls’ High School, Sookmyung Women’s University majored in French Language and Literature bachelor’s degree, Dankook University majored in Performing Arts master’s degree
Agency : Fly-up Entertainment
Family : Husband, daughter Shim Ji Hee
Fancafe : Moon Hee-kyung’s Daum Fancafe
Moon Hee-kyung’s Real Age
Moon Hee-kyung made her debut as a singer when she got recognized for her winning the Grand Prize (Daesang) from MBC Riverside Song Festival in 1987 at the age of 22. She was in twenties when she was a singer till 1994.
This year, 2018, she will turn 53 years old in December.
Moon Hee-kyung’s Family
Moon Hee-kyung’s marriage and her private life was rarely disclosed. It is known Moon Hee-kyung’s husband is a psychiatric medical director. Sometimes, there was also a rumour that Moon Hee-kyung’s divorce and remarriage came out but it was an unfounded rumour.
In fact, Moon Hee-kyung has just one daughter. Her daughter named Shim Ji Hee. Her daughter has been reported to be a high school student now. She stated that she goes to have a delicious meal with her daughter on a day when she doesn’t have a shooting schedule, she also goes to a bookstore, choosing books, watching movies and often spending time together. “My daughter is the source of my happiness and the reason of existence,” she said. She even appeared with her daughter in SBS’s Good Morning in 2010. She has been good friends since college days with Yoo Nan Hee, the nation’s most-popular home-shopping show host. The photo below are Moon Hee-kyung with her daughter, and Yoo Nan Hee with her twin sons.
Powerful “Mother-Son” Moon Hee-kyung with WINNER Song Mino
“I’m about to diss my daughter today. My daughter, listen carefully! This is your real mother,” she said, “Son, come on!” WINNER Song Mino then appeared.
On the May 6, 2016 episode of the broadcast JTBC’s “Tribe of Hip Hop”, she teamed up with WINNER Song Mino and performed the song “Don’t Call Me Mama (엄마야)”. They showed a great chemistry in their joint performance. The theme of the semifinal episode was family, but instead of going with something appreciative, Moon Hee-kyung declared, “I don’t think family should only be sung in a sentimental way. My daughter is now in high school, and I want to release all the stress that built up while raising her.”
During the performance, Song Mino played the role of her son and Moon Hee-kyung used the line “After all my son is Song Mino”. Moon Hee-kyung decided to rap about some of the things she had felt hurt by over the years while raising her daughter. Her lyrics included the lines “Mom~ Why’re you calling me again? Mama” and “Am I a rice cooker?” were eye-catching and made netizens got goosebumps. Netizens commented that song stuck in their head.
On May 7, 2016, YG Entertainment’s CEO Yang Hyun Suk revealed a text message from WINNER Song Mino on his instagram account. “I got a Kakaotalk message from Moon Hee-kyung and she asked me to forward it to you,” WINNER Song Mino texted first. Then it was followed by Moon Hee-kyung’s message, “Hello, Mr. Yang. I am Moon Hee-kyung. Thank you for sending MINO, he has become a son to me. I think “Don’t Call Me Mama” captures the joy and sorrows of all mothers in Korea and relieves them of their stress. I have a small request: can you release this song online? It is my dearest wish. People should be able to listen to such a great song. I am sure you will make the right decision. By the way, I was a big fan of you.”
What the interesting thing is, is that there were witty hashtags from Yang Hyun Suk’s instagram post, such as “Oh well, Song Mino is her son now”.