[Talk of the town]It’s official
Internet users have spread evidence of the couple’s relationship, such as photographs of the two Kims wearing similar jackets presenting what Koreans call a “couple look.”
Kim Bo-min has been especially mischievous, saying “Am I Kim Nam-il’s girlfriend? Well, it’s secret,” during a radio show last year. But now the couple scotched rumors with an engagement party last week at a Seoul hotel.
Kim Nam-il was a key midfielder for Korea during the 2002 World Cup and is currently playing for the Suwon Samsung Bluewings. Kim Bo-min is an announcer at the Korean Broadcasting System.
According to Kim Nam-il’s agent, the couple first met in 2005. In a recent media interview, the bride-to-be said, “Three months after our first encounter, Nam-il proposed to me.” She also confessed recently that they broke up three times but later realized that they needed each other. She also bragged about her fiance, saying he had the courage to ask her mother if they could marry in the middle of a family dinner.
The couple is planning to marry in early January next year. Ms. Kim said that she would keep working even after getting married.