Kemongsa president Hong Seung-pyo (37) and actress Oh Hyun-kyung (32) confirmed, Monday, marriage rumors about the couple.
Hong said, "Marriage is when two people who are slightly incomplete meet to become genuinely one. I proposed to her because I felt convinced that it was true love and that the rest of my life would be happy if I were with her."
"From the first time we met last January because of business, Hong showed friendly feelings towards me. When we met again in June after I came back from being abroad, Hong felt unchanged attraction and love. His love and honesty moved me," said Oh, revealing the reason for her decision to marry.
Hong is a Korean-American businessman who worked for 18 years in US financial circles before coming to Korea five years ago. Last October he took over Kemongsa and is also the president of Concord Capital Asia, a specialized M&A firm and the president of Commercial Capital & Lease, a business consulting company. He was the actual model for the role of an M&A specialist played by Bae Yong-joon in the television series "Hotelier," which ran on MBC last April.
Oh is a former Miss Korea and was a popular actress in television dramas until she left the country a few years ago when a former boyfriend caused a scandal by distributing videotapes of the two having sex.