Popular South Korean stars Park Shin-hye and Choi Tae-joon took fans by surprise on Tuesday by announcing that they will be entering wedlock soon. The actors, who have been dating since 2017, have also revealed that they are expecting their first baby together. The couple had first announced their relationship via letters in March 2018 on their fan cafés and have now revealed that they were initially hesitant about sharing the news. Soompi reported, Park Shin-hye started by looking back at the beginning stages of her career in the industry and said, "A few days ago, I was cleaning my house and found my contract with my first agency 20 years ago. I was in the 6th grade of elementary school and became an actor in my second year of middle school. In the blink of an eye, 18 years have passed. I felt that time really flies." 

Expressing her gratitude to fans for their love and support, Park Shin-hye, an actress and singer, said that she was "nervous" to speak about her marriage and pregnancy. She added that she took the decision to reveal the news herself rather than fans finding it out from other sources. Park stated, "So I’m very nervous to be sharing this news today, and on one hand, I’m worried that you might be very surprised by this sudden news. But I still wanted to tell all of you first. I am getting married to the person I have been in a relationship with for a long time. He has been a source of support for a long time and embraced all of the shortcomings of the person Park Shin Hye, and I would like to begin a life as a married couple with him." 

Park Shin-hye further added, "And though I am cautious to say this as it is very early on, I was blessed with a baby. I wanted to tell you before anyone else. I will show you a positive side after I start a family as well. Thank you for supporting my lacking self with your love. It will take some time, but I will work hard to return as a great actress soon so that you don’t have to wait too long. Please stay healthy until then, and I will close my letter here." 

In his statement, Choi Tae-joon, who has made a name for himself as an actor and singer, said, "With a trembling heart, I am writing this post to share some news that I would like you to know first before anyone else. I’ve exchanged various emotions with and maintained a meaningful relationship with someone for a long time. She is like a savior to me who taught me without words to smile brightly when I’m happy and to cry out loud when I’m sad. Now, we would like to make our marriage vows and let this love that I’m grateful for bear fruit. And though I feel cautious saying this, we were blessed with a baby while preparing for the new chapter in our lives."