Ikakasal na si Chen, miyembro ng sikat na K-pop group na EXO.
Iniulat ng pangunahing Korean entertainment website na Soompi.com ngayong Lunes, January 13, ang nakatakdang pagpapakasal ng 27-anyos na Korean singer-songwriter sa non-celebrity girlfriend nito.
Ang report ay ibinatay ng Soompi sa official statement ng SM Entertainment, ang talent agency ng EXO.
Ayon sa agency, pribado ang magiging kasal ni Chen, na Kim Jong Dae ang tunay na pangalan.
Saad sa pahayag ng SM Entertainment:
“Chen has met someone precious to him and will be getting married. The bride is a non-celebrity, and the wedding will be held privately with only their families in attendance.
“To respect their families’ opinions, the wedding and everything related to it will be held privately, so we ask fans and reporters for their kind understanding.
“Chen will continue to work hard as an artist.”
Sa parehong report, kinumpirma ng source ng Soompi na nagdadalantao ang fiancée ni Chen.
Hindi na naglabas ng ano pa mang detalye ang source tungkol sa pagbubuntis ng bride, na hindi pinangalanan.
Kasabay ng pahayag ng SM Entertainment, ipinost ni Chen sa social media ang kanyang handwritten letter tungkol sa nakatakda niyang pagpapakasal.
Narito ang translation ng Soompi sa sulat ni Chen:
“Hello, this is Chen.
“I am writing this because I have something to tell our fans.
“I don’t know how to start this, and I’m very nervous.
“Although these words are not enough, I’m writing this letter because I want to honestly tell our fans, who gave us so much love, first.
“I have a girlfriend I want to spend the rest of my life with.
“I was worried and concerned about the situations that would arise as a result of this decision, but I had been discussing with the agency and our members because I wanted to announce the news at least a little bit earlier so I wouldn’t surprise you with the sudden news.”
Sa kanyang liham, binanggit din ni Chen ang tungkol sa biglaang “blessing” na kanyang natanggap, na “has given me more strength.”
Bahagi pa rin ng sulat ni Chen: “Then, a blessing came my way. I am also taken aback, as I cannot do what I had planned with the agency and members, but this blessing has given me more strength.
“I couldn’t lose any more time thinking about when or how I should announce this, so I mustered up my courage.
“I’m really thankful for my members for genuinely congratulating me after hearing this news, and I deeply thank our fans for sending me so much undeserving love.
“I will never forget this feeling of gratitude, do my best in my place without changing, and return the love you have given me.
“Thank you always.”
Bukod kay Chen, miyembro rin ng EXO sina Xiumin, Sehun, Suho, Kai, Lay, Baekhyun, Chanyeol, at D.O.
Kabilang sa mga kantang pinasikat ng EXO ang “Obsession,” “Growl,” “Love Shot,” at “Ko Ko Bop.”