While this year has been a tough one for many, it’s also been a time of immense happiness for all the Korean stars who became parents. Here are 6 K-Pop stars who brought a bundle of joy into the world in 2020.
1. Chen (EXO)
EXO’s Chen and his wife—a non-celebrity—became first-time parents to a baby girl in April this year, just months after the idol announced on LYSN that he had found a partner he wanted “to spend the rest of [his] life with”.
Fans were quick to celebrate the news across social media, drowning out negative discussions from antis.
Ever since the protests held by a small group of fans outside of SM Entertainment earlier this year, EXO-Ls have tried to show support towards the singer and his family by trending hashtags and sending positive messages.
2. J. Y. Park
J. Y. Park, the well-known founder and co-CEO of JYP Entertainment, became the father of his second daughter on March 9.
He excitedly shared the news on his personal Instagram account earlier this year.
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#JYPgirl #JYP딸 #연년생딸 요즘 여러 문제들 때문에 힘들어하시는 분들이 너무 많아 SNS에 글 하나 쓰는 게 정말 조심스럽지만 이 소식은 알려야할 것 같아 이렇게 글을 올립니다. 제가 조금 전 예쁜 딸 아이를 맞이해서 이제 연년생 두 딸의 아빠가 되었습니다. 어려워져가는 세상에 이 아이들이 좋은 영향을 줄 수 있도록 열심히 잘 가르치겠습니다. 이렇게 모두들 힘드신 상황에서 저만 좋은 소식을 알리는 것 같아 마음이 무겁네요. 다같이 힘을 합쳐 이 위기를 잘 넘겼으면 좋겠습니다. Knowing there're so many people struggling these days because of the disease, it's so hard to write anything on SNS but I thought I had to let you know this news. I was just given a beautiful little girl. Two years in a row, and now I became a father of two girls. Will do my best to raise them to be good influences in this complicated world. My heart is heavy to receive this blessing when so many people are struggling. I wish we can all come together to overcome this crisis.
3. Yulhee (LABOUM) & Minhwan (FTISLAND)
LABOUM’s Yulhee and FTISLAND’s Minhwan haven’t shied away from making both their relationship and pregnancy public.
Earlier this year, they even took part in an episode of KBS’s Mr. House Husband, with both singers and their eldest son Jae Yul spending some family time together. During the episode Yulhee shared that she was pregnant with twins.
Yulhee later gave birth to two daughters, Ah Yoon and Ah Rin, on February 11.
4. Eunji (9MUSES)
Former 9MUSES member Eunji announced her pregnancy late last year in an Instagram post, entertaining fans with hashtags like #HowDoIBeginPrenatalCare and #BecomingAPig.
Eunji tagged her husband, a non-celebrity, whom she tied the knot with in October 2018.
The singer announced that she had given birth to the baby, Sia, on Instagram too. Sia was born on June 15 weighing 3.48 kilos.
5. Sungha (9MUSES)
Another former 9MUSES member became a mother this year. While Eunji became the mother of a baby girl, Sungha recently gave birth to a boy. She shared a video of her new-born son on March 19.
Sungha married her “baby daddy”, DJ DaQ, in 2018 after roughly a year of dating.
In her birth announcement, Sungha shared that her baby (who she referred to as “Blessing”, was born at 3:09 p.m. weighing 7.9 pounds.
6. Ahreum (T-ARA)
Seems like it’s the year of girl group babies! Former T-ARA member Ahreum yet another girl group member who became a mother this year. She announced the great news on Instagram in May where she wrote a special post with a photo of her husband and the new-born baby boy.
Even though Ahreum faced some backlash from Korean netizens in late 2019 regarding her premarital pregnancy, she didn’t hesitate to update her fans about the blessing. She also shared the difficulties she went through during labor and how much happiness the baby brought to her.
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