Ultimate K-pop queen Lee Hyori has officially tied the knot with musician Lee Sang-soon.
Under tight security, the couple held a small yet delightful wedding ceremony with family and close friends at a villa located on the island of Jeju on Sunday afternoon, Korean media outlet Sports Seoul Dotcom reported the same day.
Lee’s agency would not confirm the nuptials were held but photographs carried by the report showed that during the one and a half hour’s closed ceremony, Lee Hyori showed her natural charm in a simply-designed white dress and a wreath on her head, while Lee Sang-soon also exuded a refreshing vibe donning a sky-blue suit.
Some of the privileged guests, said to have arrived at the island a night before the ceremony, gave their blessings to the loving couple with a song which started as a traditional nuptial song to an unexpected trot version, giving Mr. and Mrs. Lee a good laugh.
Lee Hyori, 34, debuted in 1998 as a sub vocalist of popular girl band Fin.K.L. along with top musical actress Oak Joo-hyun and actresses Sung Yu-ri and Lee Jin.
After the group disbanded in 2002, she found her way to becoming a solo artist and rose to Korea’s sexy icon with her 2003 solo debut single “10 Minutes.” The new sexy queen covered every fashion magazine and TV commercials until 2007, despite a disappointing second record, which produced “Get Ya’.”
Aside from the huge success she’s seen with her third album “It’s Hyorish” and its title tune “U-Go-Girl,” she has also branched out her talent to TV variety shows, most notably on the second season of KBS’s “Happy Together,” the first season of SBS’s “Family Outing” and On Style’s reality show “Off the Record.”
However, after cementing herself as the Korean sex symbol on stage and the easy-going girl-next-door in TV shows, she stepped out of the limelight following a plagiarism scandal regarding her fourth studio album “H-Logic” in 2010.
Down and low, she began to wisely use her fame as a celebrity in helping promote the protection of abandoned pets and the environment. In the midst of the out-of-spotlight years, she came to meet her husband Lee Sang-soon in July 2011.
Her fifth studio album “Monochrome,” rolled out this May and showed a variety of her music including “Miss Korea,” her self-written chart-topping tune arranged by her loving husband, which raised the bar of what this superstar would do next in the good influence of her reliable artist husband.
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