This on-screen lover of Jun Ji-hyun is actually the most loyal boyfriend in K-showbiz

It’s none other than Cha Tae Hyun.

In Korean showbiz, there is an actor that is admired and loved by many, and that is Cha Tae Hyun. Many knew him through the movie “The Sassy Girl,” a very popular work in the early 2000s. He is a charming, cute, talented actor that makes everyone fall in love with his talent.  He is also considered an ideal man for his loyalty to his first love regardless of the temptations in the entertainment world.

Cha Tae Hyun was born in 1976. He started his career in 1995 after winning the top prize at a KBS talent contest. Because he did not have a prominent appearance like other male actors, in the first 6 years of his career, Cha Tae Hyun acted in a lot of dramas but only as supporting roles.

The year 2001 marked a turning point in Cha Tae Hyun‘s career with the blockbuster movie “The Sassy Girl” co-starring Jun Ji Hyun. The movie premiered with great success, helping not only Jun Ji Hyun become a top actress but Cha Tae Hyun also upgrade his reputation significantly.  Great opportunities to act with the most popular beauties in K-showbiz also came to him.

The number of his works has steadily increased year by year. Even though there aren’t any productions as popular as “The Sassy Girl,” movies and dramas with his appearance are still well received. Working as an MC, DJ for radio shows and even singer, Cha Tae Hyun has maintained his reputation for a long time.

Being both capable and smart, when it was time to give way to the young, Cha Tae Hyun decided to establish his own company with his manager, named Blossom Entertainment. With the two’s wide relations and good communication, the company has made a fortune over the years, and Cha Tae Hyun himself has become a powerful boss in the showbiz world.

Cha Tae Hyun

Cha Tae Hyun is a rare man that is hard to find not only in showbiz but also in ordinary life. Because the love of his whole life up to now is only for one girl. His first love is also his last love.

The story begins in his 11th grade, young Cha Tae Hyun who first met Choi Seok Eun was immediately “falling in love” but only dared to quietly stay by her side because she already had a boyfriend.  When he heard that Seok Eun had broken up with her boyfriend, he was immediately there to comfort and encourage her.  Cha Tae Hyun was sincere and dedicated, but it seemed that Seok Eun wasn’t interested because he was rejected many times. He once recalled being slapped by her for suddenly kissing her on the cheek once while walking on the street.

Cha Tae Hyun Choi Seok Eun

Hard work pays off. Cha Tae Hyun‘s sincere love was finally accepted, the two had a cute relationship as students. It is often said that young love is difficult to last, and it was true in their case, because Cha Tae Hyun and Choi Seok Eun had broken up many times. The person going after her is always him. Although Seok Eun had a new boyfriend every time she broke up with him, Cha Tae Hyun always only waited for and loved only her.

Cha Tae Hyun Choi Seok Eun

Cha Tae Hyun is determined that throughout this life, he will only love and marry Seok Eun. The love that is thought to only exist in fantasy, dramas and books, actually exists in real life. It is thanks to Cha Tae Hyun not letting go that he and Seok Eun are still together after breakups. 

In 2006, after 13 years of being an important part of each other’s lives, Cha Tae Hyun proposed to Seok Eun and she said yes. The two tied the knot, receiving the blessings of everyone because they are considered a match made in heaven. 

As an actor, he is always around beautiful female celebrities, but even when he is with on-screen romantic partners like Jun Ji Hyun, Song Hye Kyo, Sung Yoo Ri, Gong Hyo Jin… or any other gorgeous female stars in the entertainment industry, his heart is only set for one person.

More than 16 years after getting married, 29 years of living together, Cha Tae Hyun still loves his wife like the first day. He is an ideal husband and a good father of 3 lovely children. Whether it’s a 17-year-old teenage boy in love or a 46-year-old “uncle”, Cha Tae Hyun’s heart stays unchanged. He is still a “fool” of a woman named Choi Seok Eun.  

Cha Tae Hyun has opened up about Choi Seok Eun a couple times. Here are his most memorable lines about the love of his life:

– “I understand that the glory will disappear one day, only she will stay by my side even in my darkest days.”

– “When I got famous, many people thought that I would change, I would break up with her. But it was me who worried the most. I run after her and make sure I always have her by my side.”

Cha Tae Hyun

For Cha Tae Hyun, family is a peaceful destination, and the key to a happy family is listening to your wife. He revealed once that he always carried with him a picture of the two of them together taken during highschool and a handwritten letter from his wife to him. Isn’t it so romantic?

When it comes to Cha Tae Hyun, we think of a sweet, humble, humorous actor, a caring husband, a good father and a respectable veteran actor who is admired by many juniors. May he and his small family always be happy like this. 

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