Lee Young Ae and her 70-year-old husband have a happy family with 2 children. Besides, other couples such as Lee Byung Hun – Lee Min Jung, Seo Taiji – Lee Eun Sung… also make the public admire.
On August 14th, KBS announced the list of 6 couples that have a significant age gap yet are still happy in their marriages. They have overcome the age barrier and now have received support and trust from the public.
Lee Young Ae -Jung Ho Young: 20-year age gap
In 2009, at the peak of her career, Lee Young Ae decided to get married and hold a secret wedding ceremony. At that time, the identity of her husband was always in the media’s attention. However, it was not until 2018 that the mystery was revealed by the actress herself, which is nearly 10 years after the couple got married.
Accordingly, Lee Young Ae’s husband is a Korean-American businessman, whose real name is Jung Ho Young. He was born in 1951 and is 20 years older than his wife. Lee Young Ae’s husband owns an estimated 2000 billion won worth of assets. At that time, many people gossiped that the actress was married to a man who was 20 years older than her for the sake of money.
However, the couple still maintained a desirable married life. In 2011, the actress and her husband gave birth to twins, a girl named Seung Bin and a boy named Seung Kwon. More than 12 years after the wedding, the couple still maintains a happy marriage, making the public admire.
Lee Byung Hun – Lee Min Jung: 12-year age gap
Lee Byung Hun – Lee Min Jung is one of the most famous couples in Korea. In 2013, Lee Min Jung and Lee Byung Hun suddenly announced they were dating, and 1 year later, they officially tied the knot. At that time, netizens got to know that the couple started dating in 2006, then broke up. It took 6 years for the couple to reunite. Although not too different in appearance, in fact, Lee Min Jung and Lee Byung Hun are 12 years apart in age.
When the actress was pregnant with her first child in 2015, the pair had a difficult time. At that time, Lee Byung Hun was blackmailed for 5 billion won after having an affair with female idol Dahee (GLAM) and model Lee Ji Yeon. Overcoming the shock, Lee Min Jung forgave her husband, and they continued to live with their first son.
Shim Mina – Ryu Philip: 17-year age gap
In 2015, “Miss World Cup” Shim Mina publicly dated her boyfriend Ryu Philip – a member of the idol group SoREAL. The couple did not receive support from fans at that time. However, in 2018, the two held a dream wedding and have been living happily ever since.
Seo Taiji – Lee Eun Sung: 16-year age gap
In spite of a 16-year age gap, Seo Taiji and his wife Lee Eun Sung are still deeply in love with each other. Lee Eun Sung was initially a hard-core fan of Seo Taiji. They first met in 2008, while filming a music video together. Finally, Lee Eun Sung became the wife of one of the most influential and wealthiest artists in Korea. She is considered the most successful fangirl in Kpop history.
Baek Jong Won – So Yu Jin: 15-year age gap
Actress So Yu Jin married her husband, a famous chef – businessman named Baek Jong Won in 2013. The couple, who are 15 years apart, are still enjoying a happy life with 3 children.
Lee Soo Geun – Park Ji Yeon: 12-year gap
46-year-old comedian Lee Soo Geun got married in 2008. His wife, Park Ji Yeon, is 12 years younger than him. Currently, the couple has 2 sons.