Remember the South Korean actor and singer Kim Hyun Joong who plays Yoon Ji Hoo, a calm man who becomes Goo Joon Pyo’s best friend in the popular drama ‘Boys Over Flowers’? After being involved in a controversy with his ex-lover 7 years ago, Kim Hyun Joong has not been seen on the small screen for a long time. However, recently he appeared in the first video of his friend’s YouTube channel and shared his life story during his hiatus from the South Korean television industry.
Adapted from allkpop, Kim Hyun Joong admitted that he was married and had registered the marriage legally. Kim Hyun Joong married his first love whom he met at the Sundae restaurant when he was in the 1st grade of junior high school. Kim Hyun Joong also revealed that he played his first love story which had to end due to his busy life in the entertainment world through the video clip of his song ‘The Smile in Wine’.
In 2014, Kim Hyun Joong who was then 30 years old was accused of physically abusing his ex-lover, causing her to have a miscarriage, rib injuries, bruises, and so on. However, in 2020, all accusations leveled against him were not proven in court and the prosecutor who is Kim Hyun Joong’s ex-lover was required to pay a fine for defamation of 100 million won or equivalent to Rp. 1.1 billion.
Through his conversation on YouTube, he also revealed that even though he was ultimately found not guilty and won the case, the controversy had already tarnished his reputation and affected his personal life, making him feel uncomfortable again appearing on TV. He felt that the Korean public would continue to regard him as an untrustworthy figure.
Although Kim Hyun Joong is still active in the entertainment world and formed a band, he has not found the best place to perform live with his band because he has no desire to return to TV appearances. However, Kim Hyun Joong was recently known to have reunited with SS501’s Heo Young Saeng to make a song they presented as a gift to fans entitled ‘Same Old Story’.