Kim Yuna and Ko Woo-rim Announce Engagement: Full Statement
Kim Yuna and Ko Woo-rim are engaged to be married, their respective agencies confirmed on Monday, July 25.
The Olympic gold medallist figure skater and FORESTELLA singer have been dating for three years, and they first met in 2018 at an All That Skate Ice Show event where Ko's group performed.
It was confirmed that the happy couple are planning to tie the knot at a private ceremony in October.
Kim is a figure skater who won a gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games in 2010, and she also won a silver medal at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. She is a two-time World Champion and a six-time South Korean national champion.
She retired from competitive figure skating in February 2014, following her win at the Winter Olympics.
Ko, meanwhile, became a member of quartet FORESTELLA after performing in the series Phantom Singer 2, the group debuted in 2018.
Ko's agency, Beat Interactive, confirmed in a statement that the singer would continue to perform with FORESTELLA after getting married.
In a statement, which was translated by Soompi, Ko's agency, Beat Interactive, said: "We have happy news to share regarding our agency's artist Ko Woo Rim. Ko Wo Rim will be getting married to figure skating queen Kim Yuna in October.
"The wedding ceremony will be carried out privately with close relatives and acquaintances, so we ask for generous understanding from the many fans and media for not revealing the specific details of the wedding date and wedding hall location.
"Ko Woo Rim first met the bride-to-be in 2018 at the congratulatory performance for the All That Skate ice show, and after three years of dating, their love has come to bear fruit in the form of marriage."
The company added: "Ko Woo Rim is a graduate of Seoul National University's department of vocal music, and he is a member of the crossover male quartet group FORESTELLA that ultimately won JTBC's Phantom Singer 2. With his weighty yet gentle and charming voice, solid singing skills, and romantic sensibility, he has been greeting the general public with numerous albums, concerts, and broadcast performances.
"After marriage, Ko Woo Rim will continue to work actively as a member of FORESTELLA, a vocalist, and a crossover singer. Please send lots of support for Ko Woo Rim's activities as he shows a more mature side to himself within a stable family. Thank you."
Per The Korea Herald, All That Sport, Kim Yuna's management, shared the following statement: "Kim will get married to Ko in Seoul in October this year.
"Kim and Ko first met when Forestella appeared as a guest singer at the All That Skate Ice Show in 2018, and dated for three years.
"Both Kim and Ko want to have a normal wedding only with close relatives and acquaintances. We plan to proceed privately without revealing the specific wedding date and venue to the media."
Simons, R. (2022, July 25). Kim Yuna and Ko Woo-rim Announce Engagement: Full Statement. Newsweek. https://www.newsweek.com/olympic-skater-kim-yuna-forestella-singer-ko-woo-rim-confirm-engagement-getting-married-october-1727535