By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
The founder and CEO of JYP Entertainment, which manages K-pop groups 2PM, 2AM, miss A and the Wonder Girls, is getting married for the second time next month.
|Park Jin-young (Photo: www.newsen.com)|
Singer, songwriter and producer Park Jin-young, 40, announced on Twitter on Sept. 16 that he will be tying the knot with his fiancee who is nine years younger than him.
“Hello. I wanted to let you all know firsthand, so I’m writing this up. There was one person who made me write the song, ‘It’s Only You.’ She is 9 years younger than me and living a normal life and we had good feelings starting from the first time we saw each other, but as she wanted to continue living a normal life, there were some conflicts,” wrote Park Jin-young, according to ENewsWorld.
He said after they talked, she accepted his marriage proposal and they will be walking down the aisle on Oct. 10.
“However, after a long time with a lot of talking, we gained the faith that we needed each other and she finally accepted my proposal. We decided to get married in October,” he added.
While he is a celebrity, Park Jin-young said he wants his future wife to live normally so the wedding will be private with only family members in attendance.
“I am celebrity and I will have to continue living while communicating with everyone, but I want to let her live the normal life that she is right now. (Reporters, please help~ bow). So the wedding will be private and quiet with just family members, so please be understanding,” he appealed.
He added, “Thank you for always giving me strength. As promised, let’s all get old together.”
This will be Park Jin-young’s second marriage.
In 1999, he married Seo Yoon Jung. After living together for 10 years, Park Jin-young announced online in 2009 that he would be divorcing his wife because they already drifted apart.
“I spent the past 16 years with my first love that I met when I was 20. We shared the most precious years and the most beautiful moments together, and loved each other passionately. But we started drifting apart a few years ago,” he said, according to the Korea Times.
The divorce proceedings turned ugly when authorities seized Park Jin-young’s properties in 2010. This after the two failed to reach an agreement on the division of assets that resulted in the case being brought to court.
Park Jin-young and Seo Yoon Jung officially divorced in April 2010. They have no children.
Link to my original article on Manila Bulletin online: http://www.mb.com.ph/jype-founder-park-jin-young-to-get-married-anew/
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