One of idol’s dream couples, Yulhee and Minhwan, is getting a divorce. Despite becoming one of the prominent benchmarks of married idol couples, the former Laboum idol and FT ISLAND drummer decided to end their marriage after 5 years. So, what really went wrong between Yulhee and Minhwan? Join us as we explore into the couple’s story.
Former Laboum Yulhee and FT ISLAND Minhwan Announces Divorce
After 5 years of public marriage relationship, former Laboum member Yulhee and FT ISLAND drummer Minhwan have decided to get a divorce.
On December 4, Yulhee brought the divorce announcement on her Instagram account. The former Laboum idol shared that she and her husband, FT ISLAND Minhwan, decided to end their marriage but still co-parent their three children.
Further in the announcement, Yulhee also shared that their children will continue living with Minhwan. However, she promises to dedicate her time so the children never experience her absence.
Official Statement from former Laboum Yulhee
“Hi everyone, this is Yulhee.
I have some serious news to share with you, and I wanted to tell you directly, especially since you’ve been so supportive and caring.
We’ve decided to go our separate ways after a lot of thought and discussions. While we’re no longer a couple, we continue to be dedicated parents. We are working together to look after our children.
We’ve thoughtfully chosen for the kids to live with their father. This decision helps keep their lives stable and reduces any stress for them. I also make sure to spend time with them often so they don’t miss me too much.
I know this news might be unexpected and upsetting, given your support for us. But we made this choice for our happiness after a lot of careful consideration. I hope you can understand and support us.
As it gets colder, I hope you all stay warm. Thank you for reading my message.”Yulhee, former Laboum member.
Official Statement from FT ISLAND Minhwan on the Divorce
Shortly after Yulhee’s announcement, Minhwan also posted the same message.
“Hello, this is Minhwan. Unfortunately, I’m here with some serious news after a long time.
I’ve made a tough decision after a lot of careful thought. My wife and I have decided to end our marriage after many discussions.
I’m truly sorry to those who supported us warmly when we started our family young. I’m also deeply thankful and apologize to our families, team, and fans who backed us. As a father, I’m committed to protecting our children from any emotional harm. I hope to bring you better news in the future. Thank you.”FT ISLAND Minhwan
The divorce has been a shocking announcement as Yulhee and Minhwan have been known to have been happily married.
Together, Yulhee and Minhwan first confirmed their relationship in September 2017 and legally registered their marriage in May 2018. They held a private wedding ceremony in October of the same year, and eventually had three children.
The couple has been in the public eye not only for their individual careers but also for their appearances on variety shows like “Mr. House Husband” and “Return of Superman,” where they shared glimpses of their family life
Unfortunately, their married life is not without challenges, especially for Yulhee. She shared her difficulties in some occasions about how her body had deteriorated after raising 3 babies at the age of 24. Not only that but she also shared the mental burden of becoming a wife and young mother, despite their happy marriage.
Moreover, there have been times when Yulhee went under the public’s scrutiny regarding her life after motherhood. Yulhee once received criticisms for not dressing like a mother, and even faced accusations of child abuse.
While it was all simply misunderstandings at the time and Yulhee had explained everything, the constant monitor in how she parents her child possibly takes a toll on her. And that is why she once turned to coloring to help sort out her depressing thoughts.
Netizens Continue Criticizing Minhwan and Yulhee’s Decision
Responding to the former Laboum Yulhee and FT ISLAND Minhwan’s divorce, Korean netizens expressed their mixed reactions on online communities.
Comments range from shock at their separation, given their affectionate TV appearances, to concerns about their children’s well-being. Some express understanding, acknowledging Yulhee’s sacrifices and early motherhood, while others reflect on the couple’s journey on “Mr. House Husband” and other shows, expressing sympathy for the family’s situation.
Comments from Netizens
- “I’m really surprised by their divorce. They seemed so affectionate on TV. I still watch Choi Min Hwan and Yulhee’s episodes. Despite some saying Yulhee is overbearing, I admire her for having kids so young. She’s a caring mom and Min Hwan is a dedicated dad. I believe they’ll manage.”
- “I was a big fan of them on ‘Mr. House Husband.’ Their babies were adorable.”
- “Their divorce is really unexpected.”
- “When she was on ‘Dr.Oh’s Golden Clinic,’ I had a feeling their marriage might not last.”
- “They’re getting divorced? What’s going to happen to the kids?”
- “We should be careful discussing this. She left her career and dreams shortly after starting. Raising three kids is tough, so their decision to divorce must have significant reasons.”
- “It’s sad, especially thinking of the kids, since they were on TV too.”
- “She left the girl group for a quick marriage and showed her family life on TV. It’s unfortunate they couldn’t make their marriage work. I’m concerned for the kids.”
- “It’s surprising. She made such a stir before leaving, and now she’s getting divorced.”
- “They lived near me, and I saw them at the bus stop putting up ads. It seems their relationship didn’t last.”
- “These days, divorce isn’t seen as a bad thing. If a couple can’t stay happy together, it’s often better to separate early. Staying together just for the kids can lead to more unhappiness.”
- “With three kids, they must have thought long and hard before deciding to divorce.”
- “If you’re going to leave a group amid controversy, at least try to live well afterwards.”
- “I had hoped they would have a good life together. It’s disappointing.”
Finally, what about you? What are your thoughts on Yulhee and Minhwan ending their marriage? Please share them in the comments below.
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