Singer and producer Park Jin-young, also known as JYP, is divorcing his wife of 10 years. The 37-year-old announced the news through his official Web site, Friday.
“We (my wife and I) have decided to split after several years of much pondering and hovering,” he wrote in the online message. “I am sorry that I wasn’t able to keep the vow we made before our loving friends and fans.”
Park, who has produced popular K-pop stars such as Rain and the Wonder Girls, met his wife, a florist known by her surname Seo, in college. They tied the knot in 1999 and had no children. News of their divorce spread quickly through the local entertainment scene, and reporters sought him for a statement. “I though it would be better that I told everyone myself, rather than through the media,” he said.
“I spent the past 16 years with my first love that I met when I was 20,” he wrote. “We shared the most precious years and the most beautiful moments together, and loved each other passionately. But we started drifting apart a few years ago.”
According to the Yonhap News, Park’s management agency, JYP Entertainment, said “the two have made up their minds, but have yet to complete the legal procedures of the divorce.”
He’s probably kicking himself for giving up his career to get married at such a young age. There’s always time to get married and hardly any time to become a superstar. Lessons learned.
Source Korea Times