After taking to Instagram on December 5th with the news of marriage and child, U-Kiss’s Eli took to Twitter to release his official statement. Through his Instagram post, which has now been deleted, Eli shocked fans with the news that he has been together with someone for five years, and they officially tied the knot in June 2014. He continued to state that his wife is three months pregnant, and he will be a father this upcoming summer.
U-Kiss’s leader Soohyun also posted a statement on Twitter in regards to this situation. He told fans to “Give strength to Eli, who mustered up the courage, and has a baby on the way.”
Early on December 7th, Eli released his own official statement on his Twitter which states the following:
“Hello, this is U-KISS′ Eli. First, to my loving family, my loving members, our Kiss Me fans and the nhemg family, Avex family in Japan and everyone who loves me, I’m sorry for making you worry and not telling you in advance. You must′ve been shocked by my sudden actions. There were a lot of difficult moments over the years, but I′ve never once regretted living as U-KISS. But due to my status as an idol, my family had a really hard time. Wherever I went, I had to hide and couldn′t be open. Even when we found out we were expecting a baby and I couldn’t go to the hospital comfortably, I felt so stupid. It was my way of protecting my family. Because I wanted to take responsibility… I thought about it a lot because of the members who have been like family to be for close to 10 years. I wanted to confess, but I couldn’t muster up the courage so I could never tell him. I’m so thankful to the members who are worried for me even now. Thank you and I’m so sorry to the fans, who have been with me for so long and have been hurt by me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who was worried about me.With everyone’s permission, I want to continue to promote as U-KISS member Eli together with the members and by the fans′ side. As the head of one family, as a member and as a singer, I will be a respectable Eli. Please bless my family and my child.”
Eli’s statement shows his remorse on keeping his family situation private, but also shows good reason as to why he kept it to himself for so long. He states his thankfulness for his fans for understanding.
Let’s continue to support Eli as he begins his new journey as a father!
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Edited by: Laura Dees
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