T-ARA’s Jiyeon announces her marriage to baseball player Hwang Jae-gyun

The star-studded couple will be tying the knot this winter

T-ARA member Jiyeon has announced that she will be tying the knot with professional baseball player Hwang Jae-gun this winter.

Yesterday (February 10), the K-pop idol broke the news on Instagram wit  a handwritten letter, where she revealed that she has a “boyfriend whom I got to know through an acquaintance last year”, as translated by Yonhap News Agency.

“I have a plan to tie the knot with my boyfriend, who is like a gift to my life, in the upcoming winter,” she added. “I have a person with whom I want to spent rest of my life… Until the wedding day, and even after the wedding, we will love each other happily.”

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Per Korea JoongAng Dailythe pair had reportedly been dating for roughly six months prior to their engagement. Hwang had notably made a guest appearance on the Korean variety show Mr. House Husband, where he revealed that he had a girlfriend of four months, but  did not disclose her identity at the time.

Hwang is a professional baseball player on South Korea’s KT Wiz team, and made his Korea Baseball Organisation (KBO) debut as a player with the Hyundai Unicorns in 2007. Meanwhile, Jiyeon made her debut as an idol under the girl group T-ARA in 2009.

In other T-ARA news, the quartet recently returned for the first time since going on a four-year hiatus with the ‘Re: T-ARA’ comeback project last November, which featured lead single ‘Tiki Taka’ and B-side ‘All Kill’.

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