Hwang Jung-eum Sets Date for Her Wedding

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26075855Actress Hwang Jung-eum has set a date for her wedding. According to people working at Hotel Shilla, the 31-year-old actress will walk down the aisle on Feb. 26 at the five-star hotel in Jung District, central Seoul.

The wedding will be open to family and close friends.

The singer-turned-actress’ relationship became public in December after photos of Hwang and her fiance were published by a local entertainment news agency.

After the news reports, Hwang’s management company said that Hwang had been dating her boyfriend for six months. Her boyfriend is known as a young businessman who runs a steel company.

Hwang is one of a few actresses who made a successful transition from singing to acting.

She debuted in 2001 as a member of the now-defunct girl group Sugar. But she soared to stardom after appearing on the popular reality TV show “We Got Married” with her former boyfriend and singer Kim Yong-jun of the K-pop trio SG Wannabe in 2009.

On the reality TV show, which pairs up celebrities and makes them experience life as a married couple, Hwang gained popularity for her down-to-earth and bubbly personality.

Since then, she has been acting and earning rave reviews from viewers and critics alike.

The actress is now enjoying her heyday. She recently received the Best Actress Award from the 2015 MBC Drama Awards. She also received the Best Actress Award from an association of drama producers from KBS, MBC and SBS last year.

She starred in two popular drama series – “Kill Me, Heal Me” and “She Was Pretty” – last year alone.

By Sung So-young