Yoo Jae-suk and Na Kyung-eun’s Married Life
In July 2013, Yoo Jae-suk and Na Kyung-eun topped the poll as the couple whose age difference is the most unnoticeable. As the public has known, Yoo Jae-suk and Na Kyung-eun have a 9-year age gap, yet they look equally younger than their actual age. The poll was held for a week from July 2nd to the 9th and the MC couple came out first with 51% of the votes, followed by YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun-suk and Lee Eun-ji (6,4%) and Han Hye-jin and Ki Sung-young (6,5%).
Two years later, Yoo Jae-suk and Na Kyung-eun were also voted as the most wanted couple that the viewers want to see on television; the poll was held by Korea Broadcast Advertising Corporating (KOBACO). They acquired 57,9% of the voters who had commented that the couple is interesting, while 55,8% voters found them very likable. Not only Yoo Jae-suk and Na Kyung-eun, actor and actress couple Ji-sung and Lee Bo-young were also included in the poll.
In one episode of Running Man, Jeon So-min revealed that Yoo Jae-suk often calls his wife whenever he has a schedule. He also calls her immediately after he gets off the plane, proving that he is a loving husband who always informs his wife about his location.
In a past interview, Na Kyung-eun revealed her tact to make Yoo Jae-suk confess his love, “I would say ‘Do you love me?’ and he ends up saying ‘I love you’ to assure me.”
After getting married, Na Kyung-eun noticed that Yoo Jae-suk never nags her. He always respects his wife’s opinions and never tells her what not to do after getting married, he even encourages her to go out with her female announcer friends to Gangwondo, “He said ‘Everyone is going, of course, you have to go’ so I ended up going with them.” Contrastly, Yoo Jae-suk said that Na Kyung-eun gets angry more easily after getting married, as told on Happy Together 3 in September 2015, “While raising our son, her tone would get higher and she would become angry. Sometimes I would become suspicious of whether she is actually getting mad at the kids. When that happens, I just pack my bags and leave the house.” In addition, Yoo Jae-suk has to respond right away when she says something, “But sometimes when I watch sports, I need to drop everything and go, but I cannot because I watch one more swing or one more throw before going to her.”
Despite the slight change after getting married, Yoo Jae-suk and Na Kyung-eun still have some sparks between them. One time, Na Kyung-eun was going away with her two in-laws to Busan for a vacation while Yoo Jae-suk had a schedule. Coincidentally, her father came to Seoul. Na Kyung-eun decided to go back to Seoul as soon as she could because she was afraid that her husband would be lonely. After a group dinner with the cast and staff of Happy Together, Yoo Jae-suk was asked by the PD about the reason why he took the food, to which he responded, “Whatever I thought was tasty, my wife would think it was tasty as well.”
Back in 2012, Yoo Jae-suk was asked on his show Come to Play whether he has married his first love, to which he answered honestly that she is not his first love. However, the panelists immediately urged him with another question, “But when you think about it now, don’t you think your wife is your true first love,” to which he then simply answered, “Yes,” erupting laughter among the audience in the studio.
In 2015, Yoo Jae-suk revealed that Na Kyung-eun likes actor Song Joong-ki who was a former cast member of Running Man. He said that he does not get jealous because he and Song Joong-ki are celebrities, “It is always changing. Still, she likes him. But then if she sees someone else in a drama, she likes them too.” During the episode “Loving Husband” special on Happy Together 3, Yoo Jae-suk shyly revealed that he gave a heart emoticon to his wife contact on his phone, while in the episode “You’re Kind of Like a King,” he said that his heart is not good, “I have to be careful at home in front of my wife because my heart is always racing.”
Yoo Jae-suk and Na Kyung-eun’s Small Family
May 1st, 2010 became one of the happiest days for Yoo Jae-suk and Na Kyung-eun as they welcomed their first son to this world, Yoo Ji-ho. In October 2010, Na Kyung-eun shared what she thought about Ji-ho’s appearance in the MBC quiz program Quiz Show Rainbow, “From the nose up, he looks like his dad, while from the nose down, he looks like me.” The co-host Kim Yong-man commented that it is lucky that Ji-ho did not inherit Yoo Jae-suk’s mouth, with which Na Kyung-eun agreed, “I think that as well,” causing the cast members to burst into laughter.
In the special episode “Daycare Center” of Infinite Challenge, aired in March 2015, Yoo Jae-suk was eager to have a daughter after taking care of the 3-year-old Sae-jung and the 4-year-old Ha-yool as a daycare teacher. At that time, Sae-jung was crying because it was her first day at the center and the new environment scared her. Yoo Jae-suk was deeply touched when Ha-yool came up to him with a tissue and wiped the tears off Sae-jung’s face. Not only she helped him calm Sae-jung down, but Ha-yool also continued helping Yoo Jae-suk afterwards.
While waiting for her mother to pick her up, Ha-yool shared her afternoon plans to Yoo Jae-suk by whispering in his ear, as if she is sharing a confidential subject. The scene between them undoubtedly melted Yoo Jae-suk and the viewers of the show. Yoo Jae-suk and Ha-yool eventually had to say goodbye embracing each other, while Yoo Jae-suk kissed her on the forehead. He resolutely said that he wants a daughter as he was charmed by Ha-yool’s sweet nature.
In mid-February 2018, the media outlets reported that Yoo Jae-suk and Na Kyung-eun were expecting their second child. Sports Chosun revealed that Na Kyung-eun has visited the hospital. An insider commented that the couple is very happy at the big present given to them on Lunar New Year.
Soon, Yoo Jae-suk received an outpouring of support from the cast of Infinite Challenge for his wife’s pregnancy. During their discussion about the reunion of H.O.T, the cast said that the veteran group members are not the only ones that need to be congratulated, so they got up to sing and applaud Yoo Jae-suk. The national MC felt happy but careful about the news as he stated that he and his wife could not tell people around them, “The article came out earlier than we expected. I think I should save my words for later.” Moreover, Yoo Jae-suk received more texts from colleagues about his second child than when he received the Grand Prize, “On behalf of Na Kyung-eun, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for congratulating us. I will repay you throughout my life.”
Finally, Yoo Jae-suk ‘s wish to have his own daughter came true as Na Kyung-eun gave birth to a baby girl named Yoo Na-eun, on October 19th, 2018, at a hospital in Seoul. FNC Entertainment, as the agency of Yoo Jae-suk, released an official statement, “Both the mother and the child are healthy. They are resting amidst the many celebrations from family and friends. Yoo Jae-suk is very happy to welcome his second child.” A month later, Yoo Jae-suk talked about his newborn daughter, saying that he does not want her to look like him. One of the guests, INFINITE’s Woohyun commented, “I heard a daughter that looks like her father lives a good life.”
Yoo Jae-suk responded that he gets many questions on the matter often but he is not sure about it yet, “But my wife says she resembles me so much. I’m still in denial though and assure my family members, ‘No, let’s take more time and see.’” He also sent a video message to his wife, “Kyung Eun-ah, stop saying that. We do not know yet.” Lmao, that’s quite funny but even if Na-eun resembles Yoo Jae-suk, she would still be adorable, don’t you think so, dear readers?