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Sepo Taiji and Lee Eun SungLegendary kpop star Seo Taiji is getting married again. Only thistime fans will learn the name of the actress he is marrying before theyhit the divorce courts, which is what happened when his last marriagedissolved.
Seo, a member of the first South Korean boy band, Seo Taiji and theBoys, recently announced that he will marry actress Lee Eun Song, bestknown for playing the role of Go Ara's friend in the drama, "Sharp 1."
"I have found my partner and am about to marry her," he posted onhis web site. "Eun Sung is a good person whose warmth makes me andeveryone else smile."
Seo, 41, and Lee, 24, met five years ago when she appeared in themusic video for his song, "Bermuda Triangle." They admitted theirrelationship a year later and now live with his parents in Seoul.
Seo performed with Seo Taiji and the Boys until 1996. By infusingKorean popular music with elements of American music, he helped createtoday's distinctive kpop sound. His solo career continues to this dayand he expects that the presence of Lee Eun Sung in his life will have apositive effect on his music.
Lee Eun Song was a longtime fan but what she says she likes best about him is his easygoing personality.
"I've liked his music for a long-time but I never thought I would geta chance to meet him in person," said Lee. "While I was on the set ofhis music video I saw the way he treated everyone and I thought tomyself, 'he's a decent guy.'"
It has been five years since Lee's last drama appearance in "I AmHappy," and four years since her last film project, "Take Off."
Seo asked his fans to bless his upcoming marriage but many are stillreeling from the news of his secret marriage to Lee Ji Ah, a.k.a. KimSang Eun, which was revealed during their subsequent divorceproceedings. The couple was married for 10 years and had two childrenwithout any publicity. They lived in Arizona from 1996 until 2006, whenLee filed for divorce. Fans found out about the marriage when she suedfor alimony. Lee Ji Ah became an actress in 2007, appearing in theblockbuster film "The Legend" with Bae Yong Joon and then in thedrama,"Athena." Rumors said that the marriage finally ended because ofher relationship with co-star Jung Woo Sung.
It was also said that she had to break up with Jung Woo Sung becauseany publicity about that relationship could potentially harm her divorcecase.
So, when Seo Taiji asked for fan blessings, some netizens were not so eager.
One netizen said, "He talks as if he's getting married for the firsttime when this is his second marriage. He's the one who made a womanreceive criticism from an entire nation and break up with her lover andyet he's asking for congratulations. Why does he even have any fansleft?"
Hopefully this marriage, which did not start out as a secret, will have more favorable odds of succeeding.