September 16, 2009 11:29
Star actress Lee Young-ae made her first public appearance since her secret marriage on Tuesday. She expressed her happiness over the first 20 days of her married life but remained reticent on the issue that most piqued her fans' curiosity -- her husband.
Lee, who had been playing hide-and-seek with media since she secretly married a U.S.-Korean businessman in Hawaii last month, held a press conference at the Graduate School of Theater and Cinema in Hanyang University, where she just started her doctoral studies.
Over 100 reporters lined up in the university from early in the morning to catch Lee heading to her first class. "I'm sorry to have confused you several times. I didn't mean to. I ask for your generous understanding as it involves good news," Lee said. She briefly mentioned her husband. "I've had a long-term relationship with my husband. My feelings toward him are deeper than just love. If he was in show business like me, I would have made his profile public, but he's not a public figure and doing so would be inconvenient in what he does, so we had a quiet wedding," said Lee.
Lee sparked speculation by keeping everything related to her marriage including her husband's exact age strictly confidential. Asked if she plans to have children, Lee replied, "I'm not that young anymore, so if it happens..." She said she plans to continue her acting career. After about 10 minutes of interview, Lee headed to a lecture room to have her first class.
Lee married in Hawaii on Aug. 24 and returned to Korea for her studies on Sept. 2.
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