8 K-Pop idols who are now parents

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the most adorable baby of them all?

8 K-Pop idols who are now parents
8 K-Pop idols who are now parents
21 Oct 2017

8 K-Pop idols who are now parents

It's a perilous world out there in the land of K-Pop, where revealing that you're dating can prove to be fatal to your career - just look at how much attention (sometimes of the negative sort) that can come from relationship revelations.

But it's only natural that these stars (who, in case you haven't noticed, are human too) grow older just like everyone else, and such is the progression of life that there will eventually come a day where idols can't quite sing about falling in love for the first time, and enter the next stage of their lives: getting married and becoming parents.

Although many first-generation idols have since reached that age (their babies are adorable), there are some newer, much younger idols that have also gone against industry norms and started their own families young.

Former UKISS member, Dongho, became the youngest former idol to have become a father at the grand young age of 22. While he might have surprised many with his wedding - and subsequently, baby news - he's not the only young parent in the biz.

To find out more on K-idols, past and present, who have now become parents, read on for more.

UKISS Dongho
UKISS Dongho
21 Oct 2017

UKISS Dongho

Age at which he became a father: 22

When Dongho announced his marriage in November 2015, (he was only 21 then!) many speculated that he was having a shotgun wedding.

At the time, they denied the speculations, but as it turns out, his non-celebrity wife, who is a year older than him, gave birth to their first child about six months after the wedding. Oops.

Nevertheless, Dongho has taken to parenting like a pro, and it definitely helps that his son, Asher, is the most adorable bundle of joy.

Photos: Shin Dongho/Facebook

Wonder Girls Sunye
Wonder Girls Sunye
21 Oct 2017

Wonder Girls Sunye

Age at which she became a mother: 24

It came as a surprise when Sunye announced her wedding to her non-celebrity boyfriend in November 2012, but netizens were quick to shower their congratulations when she announced five months later that they were expecting their first child together.

Her first child, Hailey, was welcomed to the world in October 16 2013, and last year, Sunye gave birth to her second daughter, Elisha.

She and her husband are currently biased in Haiti, where the pair are doing missionary work until 2019.

Photos: Min Sunye/Instagram

UKISS Eli
UKISS Eli
21 Oct 2017

UKISS Eli

Age at which he became a father: 25

In that same year that Dongho became a father, Eli also entered the next stage of his life when he welcomed his son, Minsoo, into the world.

While he and his wife, a model who is 11 years older than him, registered their marriage in June 2014, they only went public with their relationship in December 2015, when they also announced the good news that they were expecting a child together.

These days, we're seeing plenty of little Minsoo as the young father is on reality programme Men Who Do Housework. We must admit that our hearts melted when UKISS members Soohyun and Jun visited Eli's house to babysit Minsoo - just look at that little one!

Photos: Eli Kim/Instagram

Crayon Pop Soyul
Crayon Pop Soyul
21 Oct 2017

Crayon Pop Soyul

Age at which she became a mother: 26

In what was one of the most surprising pieces of dating news last year, H.O.T. member Moon Hee Jun announced that he would be marrying Crayon Pop's Soyul in a fancafe post.

About three months later, the pair welcomed their first child, only making the baby announcement the same week where Soyul was scheduled to pop.

Following her marriage and giving birth, Soyul has since bowed out of showbiz and it was announced that she would withdraw from Crayon Pop.

To date, the couple has yet to release any photos of their bundle of joy, and we can't wait for that day to come!

Photos: One Fine Day

S.E.S. Shoo
S.E.S. Shoo
21 Oct 2017

S.E.S. Shoo

Age at which she became a mother: 29

Shoo married her basketball player husband in 2010 and gave birth to their first child, a son named Im Yoo, two months after walking down the aisle.

Three years later, she gave birth to twin girls Rayool and Rahee, expanding their brood. The twins have caught many's attention for looking just like thier mother, and the twins have even gone on variety programmes Oh! My Baby and The Return of Superman.

One memorable episode was in January this year, where Eugene brought her daughter Rohee to visit Shoo and her twins, and the three girls dressed up in similar outfits and hairstyles as the S.E.S members did when they were promoting 'I'm Your Girl'.

Photos: InStyle Korea

SECHSKIES Ko Ji Yong
SECHSKIES Ko Ji Yong
21 Oct 2017

SECHSKIES Ko Ji Yong

Age at which he became a father: 33

When SECHSKIES announced their reunion 16 years after disbanding, many expected the members to come together again. However, Ji Yong, who had bowed out of the industry, decided against it.

However, all was not lost for his fans, as he and his adorable son, Seungjae, are on the cast of The Return of Superman.

Sungjae, who recently turned three, has captured many viewers hearts, especially when the innocent boy was convinced that his father had turned into a small figurine and burst out crying, especially after breaking off the figurine's arm.

That huge smile when he saw his dad - not in figurine form, of course - was enough to melt many a cold, unfeeling heart.

Photos: Ko Ji Yong/Instagram

S.E.S. Eugene
S.E.S. Eugene
21 Oct 2017

S.E.S. Eugene

Age at which she became a mother: 34

Eugene and her drama co-star Ki Tae Young tied the knot in 2011 after they fell in love while working on 2009 drama Creating Destiny.

They welcomed their first child, Rohee, in April 2015 and the little girl has since been the object of many netizens' eyes after going on The Return of Superman with her celeb dad.

One of the similarly-aged friends she's made on the show is Go Ji Yong's son, Seungjae, whom she's had playdates with. The meeting of the first-gen idols' children drew attention from many, especially when Eugene prepared S.E.S. AND SECHKIES-themed outfits for the little ones to wear.

Photos: Seihon Cho, Eugene/Instagram

g.o.d Park Joon Hyung
g.o.d Park Joon Hyung
21 Oct 2017

g.o.d Park Joon Hyung

Age at which he became a father: 48

Park Joon Hyung married his non-celebrity wife, who is 13 years his junior, last June and they welcomed their first child almost a year later.

Born in May, Joon Hyung took to his Instagram to announce the good news, sharing that his "Princess was born~! And she is Very Healthy and Strong! Now I am PAPA JOON! (sic)"

His Instagram feed has since been taken over by his little girl, with the star posting regular updates on his bundle of joy. So. Cute.

Photos: Park Joon Hyung/Instagram

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