January 20, 2015 13:16
Actress Lee Min-jung is 27 weeks pregnant, her agency MS Team Entertainment said Monday. Lee married fellow actor Lee Byung-hun in August 2013, but he was recently embroiled in a blackmail scandal with two other women.
"We had to be deliberate over when to announce the news to protect her from the scandal," involving her husband, the agency said in a press release. "She will do her best for her family and not to disappoint her fans."
The baby is due in April.
A model (25) and a former member of girl group Glam (21) secretly filmed the actor making lewd remarks when they were having drinks at the model's home in Seoul last July. With the video, the two women tried to extort W5 billion (US$1=W1,079) from the actor.
Lee went to the police, and in a recent trial, they were given prison sentence. But in the course of the trial it was revealed that he pursued the young model despite being a married man and the judge in a rare move criticized his "inappropriate" behavior.
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