FTISLAND’s Minhwan and former LABOUM member Yulhee are officially engaged.
The announcement was made by Minhwan himself via his Instagram account. The pair admitted that they were dating back in September 2017 with Yulhee officially departing from LABOUM just a few months later in November 2017.
FNC Entertainment have confirmed that the pair will marry at some point this year.
Check out Minhwan’s Instgram post below:
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안녕하세요, 최민환입니다. 프리 여러분들께.. 공식적으로 가장 먼저 말씀드리고 싶은 소식이 있어서 편지를 쓰게 되었습니다. 여러분들이 제 마음을 어떻게 받아들일지 많은 생각과 걱정을 했고 오랜 고민끝에 제 진심을 전해드리기로 마음먹게 됐습니다. 힘든일도 많았지만 서로를 믿고 의지하며 지내온 여자친구와 사랑에 대한 확신으로 그 결실을 맺으려고 합니다. 결혼이라는 저의 인생에 있어서 큰결정을 내리고 많은 분들의 축하속에서 고마움을 많이 느꼈습니다. 또한 제가 감사해야할 사람들이 얼마나 많은지 다시 한번 느끼게됐습니다. 데뷔전부터 지금까지 곁에서 늘 함께하고 있는 가족같은 멤버들에게 이소식을 이야기하였을때 모두 진심으로 축하해주었고 또 다른 미래를 이야기할수있는 새로운 사이가 되었습니다. 어떻게 보답을 해드려야할지 모르겠지만.. 무엇보다 제가 감사드릴수있는 존재가 되어주신 여러분들께 진심으로 고마운 마음을 전합니다. 10년이 넘는 활동내내 저와 함께 걸어가주시는 여러분들께 지금까지 그랬듯 항상 감사한 마음 잊지 않겠습니다. 저는 지금 이자리에서 다시 또 열심히 성실하게 음악으로 보답하겠습니다. 정말 감사합니다.
The translation of his Instagram post is below:
“Hello, this is Choi Minhwan.”
“To dearest Pri (Primadonnas).. I am writing this letter because I wanted to tell you first, officially.”
“I’ve come to a decision to reveal my honest heart after a long time of thinking and worrying, wondering how you all will take this news. We had a lot of ups and downs, but after confirming my love with my girlfriend through our trust and reliance on each other, we plan on bearing the fruit of this relationship.”
“After coming to such a huge life decision as marriage, I was thankful for the congratulations I received from so many people around me. I was able to feel how many thankful people I’m surrounded by, once again.”
“When I told my band members, whom I’ve been like a family with all this time since our debut, they congratulated me genuinely, and our bond grew stronger as we were able to discuss a different future with one another.”
“I don’t know how to repay you.. but I want to show my heart full of thanks to those of you who have become an existence I am thankful for in my life. I will never forget my thankfulness toward you, who have walked with me all this time for over 10 years.”
“I will repay you with great effort and with sincerity through music, where I stand right here, right now. Thank you so much.”
Following the announcement his FTISLAND bandmates have all offered their congratulations.
Take a look at Lee Hong Ki’s message on Instagram
The translation of his message reads: “Our maknae! Choi Minari! Is getting married! Congratulations. How fascinating. Live a happy and healthy life, and let’s also work hard on music like you said. Are you glad that you’re getting married before your hyungs do? Look at Jonghun‘s face. Haha. Congrats again, and be happy. I want to get married too!” He then added to Primadonnas, “Many of you are probably taken aback by this and even might be a little resentful. Minhwan was actually the most worried about you all. He said he’ll present you with more music. We always want to be your best friends. Please congratulate him.”
Take a look at Jonghun’s Instagram post
The translation of his message reads: “Our maknae is a faithful and responsible person. He is young, but I trust that he’ll live a happy life. The members all gave him our blessing and support. Yulhee also seems very nice and faithful. I hope this beautiful couple will be a happy family forever. Be happy. Congratulations to our forever maknae Minari.”
Check out JaeJin’s congratulatory message on Instagram
The translation of his message reads: “Congratulations! Minhwan-ah, you rushed past us hyungs and now you’re stepping onto the path of happiness first. We will continue to bless your life and your marriage. And to our dearest Pri’s (Primadonnas), you guys please congratulate Minhwan a lot too!”
Take a look at Seunghyun’s Instagram post
The translation reads: “Minhwan! I’ll always be on your side! I sincerely congratulate you on your marriage.”
Since the announcement there have been rumours that Yulhee is pregnant, but to date these rumours have not been confirmed.
Officially Kmusic wishes the happy couple all the best!
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Written and edited by Narelle