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Kim Hyun Joong"s parents speak out through an interview on Choi"s pregnancy, hospital visits, and their son"s thoughts
There have been abundant reports lately regarding Kim Hyun Joong and his ex-girlfriend these days, specifically on the topic of Miss Choi"s pregnancy and hospital visits that Kim Hyun Joong"s side has been supposedly trying to arrange. The two have been releasing conflicting statements with Kim Hyun Joong"s side insisting that Miss Choi is not cooperating nor showing up to promised appointments at the hospital, while Miss Choi"s side says they never agreed to a hospital visit.
Following Miss Choi"s interview with Dispatch, competing media outlet The Facthas released an interview with Kim Hyun Joong"s parents, who expressed their frustration at the situation as all they want is simply to check on the baby"s condition.
His mom began the interview, saying, "Honestly, I"m embarrassed that I am here now. I don"t even know if this is something to hold an interview about. This is a matter between my son and Miss Choi, and a matter between two families. But despite this, the reason that we decided to hold this interview is because there is something we want to say. We just want to receive confirmation regarding the baby."
"Of course I believe that Miss Choi is pregnant, I"m also not suspecting the claim that the child is in our son"s. But it"s hard to think to myself "Ah, this is our grandchild" by just looking at a few ultrasound pictures with no names or anything on them received through a mobile messenger app. What parent out there would be able to easily accept it when someone just says "This is your baby" with ultrasound pictures with no name or info attached to them. All we"ve been asking from the beginning is for us to be able to confirm by going to the hospital together."
Kim Hyun Joong"s parents also then went onto address these documents that Miss Choi supposedly had to prove that she is pregnant with their son"s baby. According to them, they met with Miss Choi"s parents on January 14. Miss Choi"s parents had an envelope with documents inside, but according to Kim Hyun Joong"s parents, they were unable to confirm what was inside the envelope because Miss Choi"s parents later left and took the envelope with them. They say they didn"t really think to open the envelope right on the spot because they did not suspect Miss Choi to be lying anyway and thought they could open it later.
Kim Hyun Joong"s father also said that the text messages Miss Choi had released through Dispatch had been cut and pasted in a way that made it look more favorable to her case. He revealed that he also has all the messages and is willing to reveal them, but that he wanted to receive Choi"s consent first.
The father also went on to reveal that he is especially pressing for a hospital visit because he had heard a rumor that Choi drank alcohol after she became pregnant. He said he beat around the bush by telling Choi, "Oh I"m just worried that you might have eaten whatever without knowing you were pregnant". But Choi told him she did not eat without thinking. Kim Hyung Joong"s father said, "I wanted to ask her "did you drink", but because it wasn"t something I had actually witnessed, I had a hard time actually asking her that since if I asked her that then I"d have to tell her the name of the person who told me. That would cause this issue to get bigger and I thought she"d also be hurt by it, and I didn"t want to hurt someone who could potentially become a part of my family. But I think when I had mentioned to her "let"s check before it"s too late", she misunderstood it as me implying "let"s go abort this baby before it gets bigger". However, I have no such intentions at all. I actually only want to protect the baby."
Kim Hyun Joong"s father also went on to clarify the matter of the scheduled hospital visit. If you remember, Miss Choi had revealed that she was afraid to go receive a checkup with them as they had insisted on a specific hospital with a specific doctor. Choi believed that because of their insistence on the certain hospital and doctor, she was scared something had been arrange and that something might happen to her baby if she attended this hospital visit. However, Kim Hyun Joong"s father presented a very different side of the story.
He said, "When I met with Miss Choi and learned about the pregnancy was January 6, Hyun Joong"s mom had surgery for neck disc on January 8, so I didn"t tell my wife and met with Miss Choi alone. She said she was pregnant so I said since you"re going to have to take care of your health as well as the baby"s health, let"s go get checked out at a big hospital. I also mentioned this to her parents and her parents agreed. Afterwards, I called Miss Choi as I was about to schedule an appointment at a hospital that"s well known and has favorable reviews. However, she said she didn"t want a male doctor. I told her that there was a doctor here who is well respected so let"s just go see him first and then afterwards we can change to a female doctor. Miss Choi then said herself that she knew of a famous female doctor at the same hospital, so to schedule an appointment with that doctor instead. So I agreed and scheduled an appointment with the female doctor."
He revealed that despite all this, Miss Choi never showed up as promised on January 17th. He had told his wife about all this after she finished her surgery and his wife had said she"ll attend the check up with Miss Choi. So even though she was not even fully recovered and had to rely on a wheelchair to move about, she and her husband waited for Miss Choi to show up at the hospital, but Miss Choi failed to show up. In an emotional and upset state, Kim Hyun Joong"s father revealed that he had texted Choi, "You really can"t be doing things like this."
They then rescheduled the appointment for February 2. However, on January 31, Choi texted them saying that she won"t attend if Kim Hyun Joong does not come. Although they tried to persuade her to attend, she refused, and they had to once again rescheduled the appointment for February 25, since Kim Hyun Joong would have returned from his overseas schedule by then.
However Miss Choi contacted them again on February 24 saying she didn"t want to visit that hospital anymore, so they agreed to go to another hospital that she wanted on the same day. However, she never showed that day, and this day was the day that Miss Choi had her interview with Dispatch.
Kim Hyun Joong"s parents then asked her to just meet them at the previously scheduled hospital on the 25th. When they texted her, "We are on our way, so please come", but Miss Choi only responded, "Stop media playing. The truth will always be revealed." Kim Hyun Joong"s father commented, "What media play have we done? Isn"t it her who revealed that she was pregnant and mentioned taking responsibility and such to the media in the first place?"
Kim Hyun Joong"s mother added, "We"re frustrated. I don"t know how to express these emotions in words. We haven"t even begun the talk about marriage yet, but she"s going on saying she"s not going to marry our son and that she"s going to take responsibility for the baby. I just want to die. Why is she making this issue into something like this when it"s a matter that should be solved between the two families. Why does she dp all this but not discuss with us the things that should be talked about."
The singer"s parents also revealed that they tried calling the hospital that Miss Choi has been visiting, but the hospital told them that they can only release information if Miss Choi comes with them. As if to address Miss Choi, Kim Hyun Joong"s mother remarked at this point in the interview, "Please just go with us to the hospital so that we can check on the condition, and let"s solve family matters between the families."
As for the topic of marriage, Kim Hyun Joong"s father stated, "We want to raise the baby even if the two don"t get married. However, since the mother is the one with the custody, we will follow Miss Choi"s decision. However, no matter who it is that takes responsibility for the child, we must confirm the condition of the baby and the mother. What becomes of us when she says she"ll take responsibility and won"t even visit the hospital with us. We want to go to the hospital with her and learn what she plans to do from now on. We want to hear this not through the media, but through discussion among ourselves to resolve the problem. If it all goes well, then I could potentially become her father-in-law. So it"s a shame that things keep going this direction. I think marriage is something that the two should work out. If they say they want to live together then I will not oppose it. What else can I do if they were to say they want to keep living on together because they love each other even despite all the pain they"ve received.
As for what their son is up to these days and how he"s doing, his father commented, "He"s having a tough time. He can"t even step a foot outside of the house." His mom added, "Even today, I came after having cried for an hour. Those with children should be able to understand how pained I am. I don"t know how to express it in words. Is it only considered murder if one actually kills a person. I think putting a family through this kind of pain is also murder. Honestly, this the pitiful state of heart I"m in. If I"m feeling like this, how do you think he [Kim Hyun Joong] feels."
When asked what Kim Hyun Joong"s thoughts are on the situation, his father revealed, "Our son said that if it"s true that she is pregnant, then that the baby is probably his. If he had been unsure about it then we might have suspected Miss Choi, but since he"s the one saying that, we of course believe [she"s pregnant]. He said he"ll take responsibility so we respected his decision. I told him, "If all this happens and you don"t get married then you"re going to be a bachelor with a kid." Hyun Joong told me he is ready to accept that as well. I think that whatever decision is made should be made for the baby, and I told my son the same."
The Fact also organized a timeline of the order of events, which we have translated for you below.
8.20 - Kim Hyun Joong accused of assaulting ex-girlfriend from May to July
8.22 - Kim Hyun Joong"s assault case becomes revealed to the world. Key East Entertainment attempts to figure out what"s happening
8.23 - Key East releases official statement saying that there was a physical and verbal fight, there was no repeated assault
8.24 - Kim Hyun Joong carries out world tour in Thailand, delays enlistment
9.2 - 1st round of investigation, Kim Hyun Joong denies repeated assault
9.15 - 2nd round of investigation, Kim Hyun Joong meets with Choi and apologizes and reconciles. Reveals they dated for 2 years and apologizes to fans on his homepage
9.17 - Choi"s lawyer asks to withdraw lawsuit
November - Kim Hyun Joong and Choi get back together
December - Kim Hyun Joong and Choi break up
1.3 - Choi realizes she"s pregnant
1.5 - Choi notified Kim Hyun Joong about pregnancy
1.6 - Kim Hyun Joong"s father meets with Choi, receives 3 ultrasound pictures
1.17 - Kim Hyun Joong"s parents show up for the hospital appointment, Miss Choi can"t be reached
1.19 - Kim Hyun Joong fined 5 million KRW for the one acknowledged case of bodily harm
2.2 - Kim Hyun Joong"s parents reschedule hospital appointment with the female doctor Choi requested for to this date. However, this appointment is rescheduled again for the 25th due to Choi"s refusal
2.12 -Kim Hyun Joong"s parents receive request to meet from Choi"s parents
2.14 - Kim Hyun Joong"s parents and Choi"s parents meet, agree to Choi"s hospital visit on the 25th
2.22 - "Woman Sense" releases report on Kim Hyun Joong and Choi"s reconciliation and pregnancy. Kim Hyun Joong"s side asks to meet with Choi"s side again
2.23 - Kim Hyun Joong denies rumors of getting back together, but says he"ll take responsibility if pregnancy is true. Choi"s side says they have plenty of documents to prove her pregnancy. Choi and Kim Hyung Joong"s parents get in touch, agree to meet at another hospital that Choi wants on 24th
2.24 - Choi doesn"t show up while Kim Hyun Joong"s parents wait. Choi meets with media
2.25 - Kim Hyun Joong"s parents wait at the first hospital for the appointment they scheduled previously with the female doctor of Choi"s choosing, Choi doesn"t show. Dispatch releases interview with Choi
Kim Hyun Joong"s ex-girlfriend Ms. Choi has denied reports that she did not appear at a promised hospital appointment set up by the SS501member"s side.
Her attorney stated to Osenon February 24, "It"s a one-sided argument from Kim Hyun Joong"s reps that my client promised and failed to appear for hospital care. We never responded to or made a promise about a hospital appointment."
He also added that Kim Hyun Joong had already been given evidence of Ms. Choi"s pregnancy in the form of an ultrasound photo, "We"ve already sent over an ultrasound photo and proof of pregnancy to Kim Hyun Joong, so we don"t understand why she has to receive another medical examination. There"s no need. If he doesn"t believe after seeing the evidence, it means he doesn"t want to believe she is pregnant."
Ms. Choi"s rep went on, "Kim Hyun Joong"s side made an appointment for a medical examination, and we said we didn"t respond. They"ve been contacting each other back and forth this whole time, but new reports are making it seem as if communication was cut off. How can we believe Kim Hyun Joong"s side? We can only believe if they act honestly. Currently, I am discussing future measures with my client. I"m perplexed about the constant news material that"s not true."
As previously mentioned,after ex-girlfriendMs. Choi"s lawyerconfirmedshe was pregnant,Kim Hyun Joong"s agencyclarifiedthat he and his family"s intention was not to assert she was faking her pregnancy but to check the condition of Ms. Choi and the baby as well as consult her family about the issue.KeyEast Entertainmentthen stated that Ms. Choi did not appear at an agreed hospital appointment between both parties.
After ex-girlfriend Ms. Choi"s lawyer confirmed she was pregnant, Kim Hyun Joong"s agency clarified that he and his family"s intention was not to assert she was faking her pregnancy but to check the condition of Ms. Choi and the baby as well as consult her family about the issue. KeyEast Entertainmenthas now stated that Ms. Choi did not appear at an agreed hospital appointment between both parties.
In an official statement on February 24, the agencystated once again that after receiving the news that Ms. Choi was pregnant, Kim Hyun Joong and his parents requested meetings between both families to settle matters and start discussing future plans.
KeyEast asserted that although there were multiple attempts to make appointments at Ms. Choi"s hospital of choice, the offers were ignored. Kim Hyun Joong"s side was then unable to contact Ms. Choi until her pregnancy went public through headlines on the 22nd. Though he and his parents tried to contact her after seeing the news, there was no response until the night of the 23rd.
Kim Hyun Joong"s agency stated, "Kim Hyun Joong"s parents said that Ms. Choi only had time on one day, the 24th, and they promised to meet at the hospital of her choice at 2PM. However, even after the appointment time passed, Ms. Choi did not appear." KeyEast then reasserted that his parents were not contacting her to confirm the pregnancy, but rather to check the condition of the mother and child as well as to start communication between both families about intended plans.
The label further added, "It"s hard to understand that the pregnancy was confirmed through Ms. Choi"s lawyer as well as the fact that they have evidence. Determining whether or not she is pregnant is something that can be figured out at the hospital directly. There"s no reason for either Ms. Choi or her lawyer to release evidence of the pregnancy to the public."
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Kim Hyun Joong"s side clarifies that they are not suspecting Miss Choi of faking pregnancy, they just simply want to visit the hospital with her
With Miss Choi"s side speaking up and confirming the news of her pregnancy, Kim Hyun Joong"s side has stepped up to clarify that it"s not that they are doubting that she is pregnant, but rather that they just want to check visit the hospital with her to check on the baby.
As mentioned earlier, Kim Hyun Joong"s side had released and official statement stating that they were informed about her pregnancy, but that when they requested to meet with Miss Choi and visit the hospital together, she had stopped keeping in touch with them. They had also mentioned that the singer will take responsibility if the pregnancy is true.
In response, Miss Choi"s lawyer had spoken up to say that Miss Choi is indeed pregnant and is not hiding out like Kim Hyun Joong"s side seemed to be implying with their statement, since she is still very much in contact with them. This has now led Kim Hyun Joong"s side to once again speak up saying that they want to clarify that they are not accusing Miss Choi of faking her pregnancy.
A Key East rep told Star News, "Kim Hyun Joong has never denied the fact that Miss Choi is pregnant... It is a shame that it"s coming off as if Kim Hyun Joong is suspicious about Miss Choi being pregnant... The reason that Kim Hyun Joong had asked to go for a checkup with her is just to check up on the health of the baby and the mother."
The rep also revealed, "Kim Hyun Joong was contacted by Miss Choi back in January about her pregnancy and also received ultrasound pictures. Following this, he had requested to go for a checkup with her and their parents. However, there was no response to this request. What we meant when we said "Kim Hyun Joong stated that if Choi"s pregnancy is true, then he will be taking on the necessary responsibilities" in our previous statement, is that he wanted to check the health condition of the baby and Miss Choi."
Miss Choi"s lawyer once again spoke out on this, telling EToday, "It seems that rather than being suspicious about whether Miss Choi is pregnant, their concern is more of whether the baby is Kim Hyun Joong"s or not... We have plenty of documents, so it will not be hard to confirm it for them. If Kim Hyun Joong"s side really wants to go through DNA testing to confirm, then we will have to oblige, but as both sides have suffered a lot of damage even now, we worry that this damage will continue to grow."
It was a different T.O.P than the one we were all used to. BIGBANG’s T.O.P, who uses his real name Choi Seung Hyun as an actor, portrayed an entirely different character from the ones he had previously taken on. Instead of the dark, lonely, and sad characters from before, he could be seen portraying a guy who can send out huge hearts to a beautiful woman he sees, or grin nonchalantly as older women coo at him, or even yell “Open! Open!” as money keeps flowing in on a gambling match. His character in the new film, “Tazza 2,” is one that no one has seen him attempt before.
He even got to “love” for the first time. In “Commitment,” he got to experience special feelings for a girl that had the same name as his younger sister. But since it was a story about a North Korean spy trying to save his younger sister, a deeper romantic plot didn’t happen. Of course, “Tazza 2” isn’t a romance movie, either. But romance definitely exists. There is his first love Heo Min Ah (portrayed by Shin Se Kyung) and there is also his past love interest Madam Woo (portrayed by Honey Lee).
As this was his first attempt at this kind of character, it was definitely a challenge for T.O.P. And when faced with this challenge there would have also been a lot of fear—fear of the results, whether he would be criticized for his acting, etc., etc. T.O.P actually revealed that he was very hesitant when deciding whether or not to take the role. But what made him make his final decision was his trust in the director, Kang Hyung Chul, who had confidence in the film, as well as the empathy he felt as he read the scenario.
T.O.P revealed in a recent interview with OSEN, “The first worry I had when I received the scenario was the fact that ‘Tazza’ is a classic cartoon that has a large fan base. There are especially many fans in the older generations as opposed to the younger generations, so I was quite hesitant when trying to decide whether or not to take the role. And I knew that as soon as I decided to do it there would be a high risk. If there was a certain level of gain in the case that I did well and the film was successful, I knew that there would be a higher risk if the movie was not successful. I had a lot of worries but in the end I think that was what stimulated me even more. I think the director also wanted to venture into that risk as well. So the director and I had a lot of conversations as we proceeded with filming. Sometimes the director would say to me, ‘Just trust me,’ and to be honest, that gave me a lot of strength.”
He continued, “As I read the scenario I identified a lot with the character, and I thought other men would be able to do the same. The character tends to think lightly of his dreams and continues forward with the ambitions of youth. This can sometimes be reckless but I think it’s something that everyone can identify with. That is the connecting factor with the character.”
He continued, “If I took the pressure too seriously I probably wouldn’t have been able to decide on taking on the role even after months of contemplation. Instead of being pressured I tried to imagine how I would portray Ham Dae Gil if I were living in his time. I tried to act as his advocate, thinking about how he would express himself or how he would think. So instead of being pressured I think I was more impassive. I wanted to not be so greedy and just make a character with my own individual uniqueness.”
Due to his efforts, T.O.P was able to grow and mature both as a person and an actor. Rather than the monetary success of the film, he wanted to put the significance on his attempt at the challenge. He reflected back on his experience, “It could have been a reckless attempt in the view of others as well as myself when I look back objectively at the experience. But no matter the results, I think I gain confidence in the fact that I did it with a youthful ambition. Normally, there’s always a fear of failure before starting anything, but I didn’t have that kind of fear. I think the reckless challenge itself will serve as a pleasant memory in the future.”
Did you guys see any of his movies? What did you think?
Upcoming movie The Commitment (also known as The Alumni) released two trailers starring its leading actor, Choi Seung Hyun, who is better known as Big Bangs charismatic rapper T.O.P. The two trailers were shared through the official Big Bang YouTube channel.
The Commitment is a movie about a young North Korean boy who is forced to become a spy in South Korea to protect his one and only sister. Choi Seung Hyun plays the main character who goes under cover as a high school student. The movie also stars Han Yae Ri, Yoon Jae Moon, Jo Sung Ha, and Kim Yoo Jung as his precious younger sister. The first trailer shows the deep relationship between Choi Seung Hyuns character and his sister, while the second trailer shows the budding friendship he develops with Han Yae Ris chacter.
The Commitment will premier on November 6.
FT Island’s Choi Min Hwan and Song Seung Hyun recently sent their greetings with a picture online.
On November 16, Choi tweeted the photo with the comment, “At Sokcho with Seung Hyun. I feel relaxed.”
The two celebrities look into the camera with bleary eyes as if they have just woken up from their sleep. Pouting their lips, they make sullen faces, and viewers cannot help but smile at them.
Netizens who saw the posting reacted: “Suppose you guys are on a trip to Sokcho?” “They look adorable.” “They don’t seem to be able to get out of the blanket.” “The cuties.” “Can I see you guys if I go to Sokcho now?” “Guess they are best friends.”
In the meantime, FT Island has wrapped up its activities for the fourth album and is now about to release the ninth single Polar Star on November 28 in Japan.
FT Island‘s Choi Min Hwan recently updated his Twitter account with a selca of himself and fellow member Song Seung Hyun, and revealed, “Writing a song together~ What kind of song will we end up with?”.
A few hours later, Song Seung Hyun tweeted back, “It’s time to go to sleep.”
Meanwhile, many fans are eager to know the result of this special collaboration.
FTISLAND, Choi Min Hwan, Song Seung Hyun
ft island choi min hwan song seung hyun songwritingFTISLAND's Choi Min Hwan (drums) and Song Seung Hyun (guitar, rap, and vocal) gave greetings to their fans through their own Twitters.
Choi Min Hwan posted on his Twitter, "Writing a song~ What kind of song will come out this time?" along with a picture taken with Song Seung Hyun in front of a computer monitor.
Song Seung Hyun also posted on his Twitter, "We should be going to sleep now" along with the picture taken with Choi Min Hwan.
Choi Min Hwan and Song Seung Hyun, who are now 20, had proven their songwriting skills through the song "Compass" when they were sophomores in high school.
They also both work as musical artists. Song Seung Hyun had been casted as Daniel for the musical "Jack the Reaper," and Choi Min Hwan was casted for the musical "Gwang Hwa Moon," which will have its first performance on November 23rd in Osaka, Japan.
Photo Credit: Song Seung Hyun Twitter
Fashionable best friends in Korean entertainment are a sight to behold! K-pop singer and actress Son Dam Bi and model bestie Kang Seung Hyun posed together for the November issue of InStyle. According to the magazine, the duo "showed their similar taste" by coordinating their looks based on the designer brand or matching colors. Their stunning wardrobe included Sergio Rossi studded pumps, ruffled Balmain skirts, Chloe embroidered dresses and Prada angora knitwear.
Among the standout pieces there was a Gucci satin Georgette dress worn by Kang. The piece is from the Fall/Winter 2015 collection and has pliss ruffles in vibrant red. The item can be yours HERE and can be seen below in greater detail.
The celebrity team also donned funky Saint Laurent dresses while standing in front of a clothing rack in the "backstage" set. Kang"s wore the "Skate" dress in red taffetas and black polka dot mesh. The piece has silk lining and an adorable bow belt. It can be yours HERE and can be appreciated below.
Son"s was the "Lulu" dress in multicolor lace lam. The dress has an asymmetrical hemline and fun print that looks like a crushed candy wrapper. The item can be yours HERE and can be appreciated below.
In other fashion news, Son Dam Bi showed her favorite autumn colors in High Cut Vol. 160. Meanwhile, Kang Seung Hyun showcased Vidi Vici"s Fall/Winter 2015 makeup collection by embodying different style personas in the September issue of Marie Claire.
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