Everything You Need to Know About PSY’s Personal Life!
Do you still remember the worldwide hit Gangnam Style from 2012? If so, then you definitely remember the singer PSY. Yup, it was him who created the hit, and starred in its music video (MV). The song was such a bop, and by that time, it had made K-pop known not only by Asians, but also by people all over the world.
Set aside the bop; now let’s talk more specifically about the singer. The singer with the full name Park Jae-sang rarely posts anything about his personal life. Rarely does the public know about his family, especially about his wife. So, do you want to know more about his wife? In this article, you’ll find out everything about PSY’s wife, how they first met, how they got married, and everything else you should know!
PSY’s Wife Yoo Hye-yeon’s Profile
PSY’s wife’s name is Yoo Hye-yeon. In this headline, we will give you her full profile.
Name: Yoo Hye-yeon (유혜연)
Place and Date of Birth: Seoul, South Korea, March 10th, 1977
Residence: Los Angeles, California, USA
Latest Education: Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Music, specialization in Cello
Alma Mater: College of Music, Yonsei University
Occupation: Violinist, cellist, costume designer, businesswoman, children educator
Spouse: PSY (2006–present)
Children: 2 daughters
PSY Married Yoo Hye-yeon After 3.5 Years of Dating
PSY first met Yoo Hye-yeon when he was introduced to her by a close friend in February 2003. He once admitted that he had never dated anyone for more than 100 days before he met Hye-yeon. PSY also said that he admired her right when he looked at her when they were having dinner at their first meeting. After that, they didn’t start the relationship automatically, but Hye-yeon really took care of him, and made him feel like she really was his girlfriend. Soon, the couple took their relationship seriously to the next step.
After 3-and-a-half years of dating, PSY married Hye-yeon on October 14th, 2006. They married at the age of 29. At that time, PSY was in the middle of his military duties. However, from 2005 to 2007, he was relieved from the duties because he was working for a software company that served the national interest. In the midst of that exclusion period, he held a wedding ceremony in 2006, at the Vista Hall of W Hotel in Gwangjang-dong, Seoul.
The wedding ceremony was held over two days. It was reported that there were many celebrities who attended the events, and the total number of guests they had in two days was more than 700 people. Some of the K-celebrities who attended the wedding were Lee Seung-gi, Noh Hong-chul, Park Myung-soo, Sung Si-kyung, Super Junior’s Eunhyuk, and members of Epik High.
On the first day, Jeong Un-chan attended the wedding. The former president of Seoul National University (SNU) was close to PSY’s parents. Besides Un-chan, there was also Son Bum-soo, an MC and announcer, who hosted the wedding.
On the second day, PSY performed his newest song for the bride. The rapper sang the single “Celebrity” officially titled “Entertainer” (연예인), from his fourth album Ssajib (Cheap House). PSY has revealed that he specially made the single for her.
“Entertainer” was officially released three months before the wedding. The song received a positive response from the public, making him a celebrity for the people. However, when he performed the song at his wedding, he said that he “would be a celebrity for just one person,” and that “one person” was referring to Hye-yeon.
The Striking Difference Between PSY’s and His Wife’s Personalities
PSY has often revealed in interviews that he and Hyo-yeon have very different personalities. He then further explained that he was very selfish, short-tempered, and quite moody. The singer also revealed that his moody personality could be the main cause for the failure of his past relationships.
On the other hand, his wife Hye-yeon is like a priest. She’s very patient, peaceful, and doesn’t like quarrels. She’s also very mature, and can control her emotions well. PSY once admitted that due to his personality and past relationships, Hye-yeon’s family and relatives initially disapproved of their relationship.
Hye-yeon can also treat PSY differently in public and in her private life. In public, Hye-yeon feels that her husband isn’t just hers. PSY said that when he was at work, Hye-yeon never called him, even when he was performing late or was busy with other endeavors. However, when PSY isn’t at work, Hyo-yeon treats him as her husband and father to their two daughters whom she loves dearly.
Unlike her husband, Hye-yeon isn’t a social-media type person. She’s often reported as someone who doesn’t have even a single social media account. On the other hand, PSY is more virtually active on social media. He is being followed by more than 9.9 million Facebookers and 2.5 million Instagrammers. Even though he already has a large following, he still restricts himself from exposing his wife and daughters through his posts. He does this on purpose to fulfill his wife’s request, or he’s simply just trying to respect the privacy of his family members.
Yoo Hye-yeon Is Very Supportive of PSY’s Career
If we look at PSY’s entire career journey, we can safely say that Hye-yeon is very much responsible for PSY’s success in the music industry. Her first major contribution to PSY’s music career is when she encouraged him to join YG Entertainment in 2010. At that time, he had just finished his second-time mandatory military service. He wanted to release his fifth album containing his 12 self-composed songs, but his own label Yamazone Music was struggling financially.
Due to this problem, Hye-yeon asked PSY to join YG Entertainment, with the aim to finance his album. After that, PSY signed a contract with his old friend, as well as YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun-suk, with the help of his wife.
After he officially joined the big company, Hye-yeon’s contribution was still not over. Some sources said that Hye-yeon became a costume designer for her husband. If we look at his 2012 performances of “Gangnam Style“, we can see that in every performance, he often wore different outfits. One thing that remains the same was his black wide baggy pants with tapered ends. Little did people know that those costumes were single-handled by his own wife.
After the “Gangnam Style” era ended, Hye-yeon still contributed to her husband’s career. PSY once revealed that his wife and his daughters were his main inspirations to work harder.
Even though she’s primarily known as PSY’s wife and main support system, Hye-yeon also has her own career. She’s currently working as a cellist, violinist, and educational businesswoman. Hye-yeon is also the heir to her father’s construction company.
So, that’s all you need to know about PSY’s wife Yoo Hye-yeon! If you like this article, please share it with your friends on social media. We hope PSY and Hye-yeon can live happily ever after with their two daughters.