• taequila777

    Congratulations! I wish them both the best.

  • hapacalgirl

    So incredibly happy for her and yes I can’t wait to see THE DRESS, that and the attendees as it sure to be a star studded affair.   Sunye is probably one of the most genuinely caring and sweet idols out there and I am just happy she found the person she will spend the rest of her life with.  It will be only a matter of time before her last remaining relatives  (I originally thought she only had a grandmother left, but apparently she has an uncle too) pass on, so its great to know that when that time does come she will not be alone and will have a family.   Plus how perfect is it that she is marrying a missionary? 

  • http://twitter.com/PhanTheHotness Jenny

    im extremely thrilled for her to get married! she is not only lovely in the outside, but inside also. and those shotgun rumors?? please, she is religious and she has morals. im guessing so does her fiance since he is also christian. sunye is one of the idols ive truly respected as a person.  she seems so genuine and kind. what you see is what you get.

    congrats to her!

    • ggoma

       So someone who gets pregnant before marriage has no morals? Er…. right. Keep trying.

      • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

        Well, morals are different depending on the person, so from someone’s perspective, pre-marital sex can be sinful. 

        Just saying. 

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nate-Broadus/100003245734823 Nate Broadus

          Bravo.

          Morals are like pretzels. They can bend and twist into all sorts of shapes.

        • ggoma

          Everyone is a sinner. That is up for God to judge and not you. So please don’t make comparisons that put a negative judgment on others. You can just leave it at “She’s not pregnant”.

          • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

            You could leave it at that.

            Or you could make a statement that says Sunye truly lives a devout Catholic life by remaining abstinent until marriage. In other words, Sunye has lived her life following her moral values. That’s all I see it as.

          • ggoma

             That’s a really different statement than what you first wrote.

          • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

            Not really. It’s an expansion on my view of what the OP wrote in reply to your second comment which was a new point criticizing something that you hadn’t talked about initially.

  • http://twitter.com/silverukiss Silver

    That’s awesome, and congrats to her. She’s far braver then I, willing to leave everyone she knows to live with him and potentially give up her entire career forever. She must really love him a lot. I can only wish I find a love like that someday.

  • kyl3er

    She is going to look so beautiful.

  • kyl3er

    She is going to look so beautiful.

  • kyl3er

    She is going to look so beautiful.

  • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

    I’m just happy for Sunye. :) I know a lot of people are concerned about if Wonder Girls will stay together or disband, but I’m pretty confident that even if they don’t promote a lot, they aren’t disbanding. Hey, maybe Yeeun will get a solo project! I’m definitely not opposed to that idea. ^_^

    I don’t think WG will lose fans either because Sunye is no longer available. I mean, she was never the member to have really obsessive fans. Sohee is the only member whose fans are a bit more controlling, I think. 

    I hope her wedding is really fantastic. 

  • Mika_San123

    I’m so excited for her! Sunye’s such a talented and lovely person, and I especially love the fact that she and her fiance met and fell in love while volunteering in Haiti, that love bloomed and flourished in the aftermath of a horrible disaster… It’s just incredibly inspiring. I really want to see how gorgeous she looks in her wedding pictures.

  • Mika_San123

    I’m so excited for her! Sunye’s such a talented and lovely person, and I especially love the fact that she and her fiance met and fell in love while volunteering in Haiti, that love bloomed and flourished in the aftermath of a horrible disaster… It’s just incredibly inspiring. I really want to see how gorgeous she looks in her wedding pictures.

  • Black_Plague

    “while the other members concentrate on individual activities and solo efforts for a bit.”

    This is unrelated to the article as a whole but I sorely hope that JYP doesn’t have Sohee to do solo singing or acting. That would be a dreadful sight.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nate-Broadus/100003245734823 Nate Broadus

      So what does that leave? Solo standing?

      • severely

        Modeling. CFs. Interviews in magazines.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nate-Broadus/100003245734823 Nate Broadus

          Modeling is just standing in different poses. CF’s and interviews can hardly fuel an entire career. Mostly they are done as augments toward some other primary position — like singing, for example. Unless Sohee had the chops to be a television presenter, singing and acting is about it for idols on the prospects front.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3O73S4PB7NZRSRVPOOCIH3ZG34 Susan

      She’s had a supporting role in a movie a few years back and I don’t remember her being terrible.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQ53WK5K4DPXQ5DIBKDELB6WPE Camille

      Sohee’s actually not bad at all as an actress. I found her less irritating to watch than Suzy.

  • http://piggy68gal.tumbr.com/ piggy68gal

    I am genuinely happy for Sunye, she is such a beautiful girl from inside out :) Can’t wait to see how she’ll look like on her wedding day! :D Wishing her and her husband-to-be a happy and blessed marriage!

  • GreyLeaves

     Truly, one of the most genuine kpop idols in the business. She embodies class, beauty, and sincerity. I love her and the Wonder Girls so much. I hope she lives a long happy, prosperous life filled with blessings with the new and old family. May her bright light shine on.

  • sasha092398

    Congratulations to Sunye!!! I hope she has a happy married life! and i couldn’t agree more with this article. I especially want to see the dress she will wear! also i wonder what her wedding will be like… a small private wedding or a huge one with all of JYPE artists and her family/friends there?

  • sasha092398

    Congratulations to Sunye!!! I hope she has a happy married life! and i couldn’t agree more with this article. I especially want to see the dress she will wear! also i wonder what her wedding will be like… a small private wedding or a huge one with all of JYPE artists and her family/friends there?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nate-Broadus/100003245734823 Nate Broadus

    She is a person well before an idol. As a person, why shouldn’t she aspire to, and eventually succeed in, finding a mate? She has earned a great deal of respect from me for not beating around the bush and just coming forth with her intentions. That takes a lot more than just character. With the variables in front of her (career (both her own and that of her bandmates), crazy fans, her own expectations, etc), to come out and make such a boldly declarative statement takes some (figuratively, of course) brass balls. Seriously, there are men with less fortitude than this beautiful, classy lady.

    I wish her well. She and her husband will have some interesting roads to traverse, but I hope they navigate them expertly.

  • http://dvqd92.tumblr.com/ Elizabeth

    congratulations to the happy couple :)

  • http://dvqd92.tumblr.com/ Elizabeth

    congratulations to the happy couple :)

  • http://dvqd92.tumblr.com/ Elizabeth

    congratulations to the happy couple :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3O73S4PB7NZRSRVPOOCIH3ZG34 Susan

    Admittedly, I can’t say that I was exactly happy for her when I first heard the news, ’cause 23 is an awfully young age to get married, but I’d like to think that she knows what she is doing and that she made the right decision for herself.
    I hope she’s happy and I wish her all the best.

  • Tabashshum J. Islam

    This was a great article, Dana. I’ve lurked around here for over 2 years and this would have to be my first comment. Your investigative and logical approach to the topic at hand was a perfect fit for Sunye’s situation. I mean, to most this isn’t a situation at all – it’s a part of life, right? But in the world that is Korean Pop, or perhaps even Korean entertainment, Sunye is going against the grain. 

    Obviously, this issue pervades to all our supposed “idols”. Is it realistic for us to expect them to be as “sexy, free, and single” as Super Junior claims them to be? (The track itself, I must say, is ironic.) And isn’t it strange that her management is more understanding and conveys more empathy than the general public? This is most likely due to the implications of idols being encouraged to follow suit and pursue their romantic interests to a deeper level. This is exactly the type of situation other companies would fear. Let us take CCM, for example, who shunned KARA irregardless of the fact they have nothing to do with CCM. The point being is that KARA’s actions may influence groups in CCM to act in the same way. It may seem to be a bit of stretch but I hope everyone understands what I mean by this.

    Anywhos.. Seriously, keep it up. Writing like this makes me coming back for more. I’d love to read more of your writing, Dana!

  • aoko

    she’s in the “zenith” of her popularity? i think that passed a few years ago…

    anyway congrats on her wedding. 

  • severely

    Honestly, I don’t see why it’s so unbelievable that they won’t perform as a group for a bit while everyone focuses on their individual activities or personal lives, and will later come back together. And with them already having been dating for two years, it’s not like it will be a sudden shock to him that his wife has a demanding job.

    Quite frankly, that happens so often in kpop, I’m not sure why people think this will be the death of the Wonder Girls. Hell, the Girls themselves have come back from longer hiatuses and still been successful.

    • http://twitter.com/tikatiku tika ramadhani

       coz she’s likely to stay in canada or even haiti….

      • severely

        Living in another country doesn’t mean she won’t do the majority of her work in Korea still. There are plenty of celebrities who actually have their home located in one country but still work primarily in another. For example, Hugh Laurie, who is from England but had to stay in the States to film House. His home’s location (and for that matter, his marital status and children) did not prevent him from successfully fulfilling his role.

        I think crying that she’s killing the Wonder Girls in favor of getting married is completely premature. (In addition to being ridiculously childish and self-centered.)

  • leadaegyu

    I’m sorry but shouldn’t it be Tablo and Kang Hyejung?

    • http://twitter.com/fah2ma Fatouma

       Tablo, an idol? Heavens no!

  • Teena Alex

    Congratulations to Sunye!!! I hope she has a happy married life considering she is an idol. There are going to be some major sacrifices in this couples relationship. Since sunye and her fiance love God then their marriage will work from a christian standpoint. 23 is not a bad age to get married at. I think its the best time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tinheart Maude Butihi

    great article! honestly, after knowing that she’s getting married, i didn’t know what i really felt. she is not my bias yet she is the best leader of all kpop girl groups, and the big sister of WG, that’s why I am still affected. I want her to be happy. It’s just that the news was so sudden that the fans were not yet ready (after JYPE denying the rumors of her getting married). we thought it will not happen very soon. but right now, i am moving on. and also, this article opened my eyes with the fact that idols are also humans who want to have a family. :)
    well anyway, congratulations to Leader Min and her husband to be. I hope there’s no disbandment. It’ll be okay if she will be busy with her family, but I hope she’ll not leave WG. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/tinheart Maude Butihi

    great article! honestly, after knowing that she’s getting married, i didn’t know what i really felt. she is not my bias yet she is the best leader of all kpop girl groups, and the big sister of WG, that’s why I am still affected. I want her to be happy. It’s just that the news was so sudden that the fans were not yet ready (after JYPE denying the rumors of her getting married). we thought it will not happen very soon. but right now, i am moving on. and also, this article opened my eyes with the fact that idols are also humans who want to have a family. :)
    well anyway, congratulations to Leader Min and her husband to be. I hope there’s no disbandment. It’ll be okay if she will be busy with her family, but I hope she’ll not leave WG. :)

  • http://twitter.com/annytran Annie

    Personally where I live, there are many deeply religious Christian couples tying the knot at the 22-25 year old mark. So although young for society’s standards, it is not like she is too young to accept the realities of marriage.

  • http://twitter.com/tikatiku tika ramadhani

    I’m crying again so happy for her

  • http://twitter.com/sing_h jaswin singh

    this marriage of Sunye just sink in to me after reading this well written article. :) i’m so happy for her! she really does deserve this. 

  • snowclrops

    I’m kind of intrigued by how everyone fears that suddenly she’ll not be able to fulfill her idol duties once she’s married. After all, she’s dated him for years and has it been an issue during that time? Now suddenly because she’s getting married, that is all supposed to change.

    I guess what surprises me is the expectations people put on her as a married woman. She’s supposed to divide her time between her work and her family.  I’m not sure if people are concerned because her fiance lives out of the country or because they feel like she’s going to have additional family responsibilities once she gets married. (After all, she’s only announced that she’s getting married not that she’s pregnant.)

    And I kind of wonder if many of those people have a very traditional idea of what marriage looks like, because I’m pretty sure that career-focused women have very different marriages than other women. With her job, she’s not going to be the housewife who takes care of the kids and comes home to her family every day.

    And I wonder if this is in part due to the expectations of her being a married woman. Did people also worry that Shindong of Super Junior would have to quit Super Junior once he got married?

    • hapacalgirl

      Its very different to be dating versus being married first of all especially when you are a religious and traditional korean woman which Sunye is.  You can be far apart from a boyfriend however when you are someone’s wife its going to be expected that she will have to spend some time living with her husband.   Even SunYe stated herself that she was willing to move where her husband is.  With her husband and his family living out of korea, that will mean she will have to occasionally spend extended amounts of time out of korea and on hiatus.  Also with marriage there is the inevitability that she will eventually have children and when that happens it will definitely be hard if not impossible for her to carry on as an idol especially during the early years of her children.  I for one am extremely happy for her and wish her the best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=591909929 Madison Bouse

    The elephant in the room.. Heejun Han makes a guest appearance in this photo! ^_^