Sung Joon recently opened up about his personal life, revealing that he has a non-celebrity wife and child.
On February 3, Sung Joon’s agency O& Entertainment stated, “We have news about Sung Joon, who enlisted in the military in December 2018.”
They continued to explain, “Before his enlistment, Sung Joon was in a relationship with someone he was planning to marry. Just before his enlistment, a precious new life came into existence, and the couple quickly went through the legal proceedings of getting married before he enlisted,” and “Out of responsibility for his wife and child, Sung Joon has requested a change in assignment and will carry out the remainder of his military service as a full-time reserve.”
They also shared a handwritten letter by Sung Joon, who explained the following:
“Hello. This is actor Sung Joon, and I’m greeting you for the first time in a while.
I’ve always been poor at expressing myself through words, and I thought long and hard about how well I could express my personal story before I made the decision to start writing.
I have been serving in the Korean military for approximately one year. Around the time of my enlistment, I went through big changes in my life and had happy things happen. I found someone I love and who I want to spend the rest of my life with. We were happily planning out our wedding when we heard that we’d be having a baby.
We were so happy, it was a miracle and a blessing. But I enlisted soon after, and I wanted to put the protection of two precious people in my life first. So we partook in legal proceedings to become a married couple as soon as we could, and we were unable to hold a wedding where we could greet many people. I believed that was the best I could do with my enlistment approaching.
One year has passed, and out of concern for my wife, who has to do everything on her own without me, I requested a change in assignment and have begun the remainder of my military service as a full-time reserve.
As a new head of my household who is still lacking, I wanted to be closer to my family to protect them, and I also wanted to take this opportunity to honestly share my personal story with you, though I may be a little late. Though it is happy and good news, I regret not being able to tell you immediately at the time, and I would be very happy if you could be understanding of my story and my desire to be a good head of the household.
I will diligently carry out the rest of my military service, and then return to you as actor Sung Joon, a stronger and more mature person who is also the head of a household.
With the new start of 2020, I am also anticipating changes and working hard. Thank you, as always.”
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