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Hong to wed by end of year


Hong Kyung-min

Singer Hong Kyung-min is to marry his girlfriend, Kim Yu-na, who is 10 years younger than him, according to local reports yesterday.

“The families of both sides have already met,” Hong’s father was quoted as saying in one of the news outlets. “We are planning to have them get married by the end of this year.”

Kim Yu-na is a renowned haegeum, or traditional Korean violin, player who went to Gukak National High School and graduated from Korea National University of Arts. She appeared on the KBS reality show “Immortal Song” in March, accompanying her partner by playing the haegeum.

“As my son is engaged in pop culture and Kim is engaged in Korea’s traditional music, I think they match well,” Hong’s father said.

“We always hoped that Hong wouldn’t marry a celebrity, and we are now very satisfied.”

The wedding date hasn’t been confirmed, but Hong’s father added that “it is true that they are going to marry within this year.”

By Jin Eun-soo, contributing writer

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