Chen of the group EXO, who announced the wedding news earlier this year, became a father.
EXO’s Chen had a daughter today, SM Entertainment, its agency, said on Monday. Chen’s wife reportedly gave birth to a daughter at an obstetrics and gynecology clinic in Cheongdam-dong, southern Seoul.
Earlier in January, Chen said, “I have a girlfriend I want to be with for the rest of my life,” adding that blessing came to me. I was very embarrassed because I couldn’t do what I had planned after consulting with the company and the members, but I was encouraged by this blessing,” he confessed and announced his pregnancy.
SM Entertainment also said, “Chen met a precious relationship and got married,” adding, “The bride is a non-entertainer, and the wedding will be held reverently with only her family members attending.”
However, after Chen’s sudden announcement of his marriage, some fans issued a statement calling for his withdrawal. In response, Chen left a handwritten letter to his fans a month after the wedding announcement, saying, “I would like to express my apology to EXO-L (the nickname of EXO’s fan club), who must have been surprised and embarrassed by my sudden news. It was my first time in my life, so I had a lot of thoughts about how to deliver my words, and unlike my heart, I was also heartbroken to see myself disappointed and hurt by my poor words. I’m sorry once again for delivering my apology to you so late,” he said repeatedly.
Nevertheless, as the demand for withdrawal continued, SM Entertainment said, “We had a time to discuss with EXO members before officially announcing Chen’s marriage, and as all EXO members have suffered from the pain of the member’s departure, we have expressed our desire to stay with them in the future. We also respect the opinions of these members and let you know that there is no change in EXO members.”