May 16, 2013 11:04
Singer Seo Tai-ji is to marry an actress 16 years his junior. Seo (41) will tie the knot with Lee Eun-sung (25), his management agency said Wednesday.
The agency said the couple met in 2008 during filming for the music video for Seo's song "Bermuda Triangle" and kept in touch. They started seeing each other in 2009. Lee has appeared in a teen soap and a few movies but is not particularly well known.
This is not Seo's first marriage. He married actress Lee Ji-ah in the U.S. in 1997, but they separated not quite three years later. Until the news of their messy divorce broke in 2011, the public had no idea Seo had even been married.
Seo broke the news of his impending wedding on his website, calling Lee a "life companion" who appeared "miraculously." He hopes to have a child soon.
"I've been eating alone for more than a decade now, and I am happy that I can be with my whole family now," he said.
Lee said she loved Seo's music but never imagined she would meet him. "I met him and fell in love with him like it was destiny and now I'm attracted to the way he's more ordinary than anyone thinks he would be," she said.
The two recently began living together with Seo's parents in their newly-built home in the affluent Pyeongchang area in northern Seoul.
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