I am not one who followed reality shows be it by the American networks or local but I was curious enough to look into the Korean reality show of ‘We Got Married’ who had matched a couple of a 6 years gap between Hwang Bo and SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong after much hype was made on it.
Somehow, I wandered what fuss was over the age gap. It is only just a 6 years difference. Let me recap some of my best loved couples that went through me. I am going to match their off-screen age in which the leading lady is older. There is Kim Suh Ah and Hyun Bin from My Lovely Sam Soon who has a 7 years gap between them, Lee Tae Ran and Park Hae Jin in Famous Princesses who has 8 years and both these couples has won Best Couple Awards. Of course, let recap Gong Hyun Jung’s leading man age gap: Jo In Seong (Spring Days, 10 years), Chung Jung Myung (Foxy lady, 9 years), Ha Jung Woo (H.I.T, 8 years) and Kwon Sang Woo would be 5 years if Daemul had taken off. I know of one celebrity couple in which the wife is 9 years her husband’s senior and she had been married before with two kids. Things like this can happen in real-life. Kim Hyun Joong is quoted to have said that once they got to know each other better, the age gap went away.
Caption: Our Wedding Picture
I guess it was coupled with the fact that Kim Hyun Joong is an idol singer and relatively look much younger than his 23 years of age. I agreed that Hwang Bo may be satisfied with the choice of husband but she admits being uncomfortable. Remember there were screaming fans of his in Jeju when they embarked on their honeymoon.
All matters put aside, this is the only ‘We are Married’ couple that I followed so I find their discovery of each other is at a good pace. Quoting the ‘kid groom’ who takes up to 1.5 years to get comfortable in the relationship therefore he already indicated he has made great progress.
I managed to catch an X-Man segment where Hwang Bo was pitted against Kim Hyun Joong some 2 years ago where the player need to answer ‘Yes’ to whatever question throw to them and return the rebuke.
HB: Do you feel that you are prettier than me?
HJ: Of course. You have become tanned after serving in the Army?
HB: Of course. Isn’t it sexy? From what I heard you like girls who have tanned skin
HJ: Of course. But I don’t like women whom I can’t see at night
There is always a saying, ‘Beware of things you don’t want, you might end up with it’.
So we have it that Kim Hyun Joong really landed himself with a ‘wife’ he could not be able to see at night. Ha! Ha!
I don’t know about the start of the other couples but this couple started with a great deal of awkwardness. The couple T-Shirt was wrong, she over-dress to the BBQ, etc. I think she went slightly overboard trying to ‘mother’ him while he wants to do things perceived by her to be manly. But you simply love the things they tried working their way in this marriage. As they are warming up slowly to each other in their due speed, we wait and anticipate a slightly out of this world performance.
Hwang Bo is said to be ‘like one of the boys’ with her really robust laugh and her over the top reactions (she seems to like to roll-over). She also holds a three degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. This is why Kim Hyun Joong’s friends kept asking whether she was scary. With this visual of her it was strange to discover she has all the skill associated with being a lady of a house. She can cooked, sew and fixed things in the house. She really has the great potential of a home-maker. Ah, what a way to a man’s heart than to his stomach, she made him a pizza toast minus a few key ingredients but nevertheless she immediately made him something the moment he was hungry. Later she had gone to Japan and fixed a meal for him and his group. You know how Koreans are very fond of their own kind of food.
Despite his young age, but I think Kim Hyun Joong is on a right track made very effort to make Hwang Bo laugh and smile. He is overly concern about her health and will act on it be it with energy drinks, foot massage and buying her medicine for her flu. I believe we have looked beyond their age gap and really see this couple for the persons they are. Who can forget his words of protecting his wife from mosquitoes, would like to be Hwang Bo’s puppy and his message to his fans not to hate Hwang Bo as she is a lovely woman.
They both in their course of this ‘marriage’ found that they will be able to surpass the problem associated with age in a relationship and I think this couple will grow with some understanding. I think Hwang Bo has let her guard down as she more open with her affections towards Kim Hyun Joong after he defended her against his fans so we started to see more display of affections too.
I am looking forward to this entertaining couple.