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Jun Ji Hyun Gives Birth To Baby Boy

BY Julie Jones | Feb 10, 2016 07:27 AM EST


Actress Jun Ji Hyun gave birth to her first child, a baby boy, in Seoul on February 10. According to her agency, Culture Depot, mom and baby are both doing well.

Jun is married to banker Choi Joon Hyuk, who works at the Bank of America's Seoul branch. Although not a celebrity, Choi does have some well-known relatives. He is the grandson of hanbok designer Lee Young Hee, who opened the Lee Young Hee Korea Museum in New York City. He is the son of fashion designer Lee Jung Woo and the brother of Choi Joon Ho, a member of the k-pop group X-Large. Choi's father runs an asset management company.

In true k-drama style Jun Ji Hyun and Choi Joon Hyuk were perhaps fated to meet as they have known each other since they were children.They grew up in the same neighborhood, but lost touch until they were reintroduced by a mutual acquaintance.

The couple married in 2012. In an interview she said it was his boldness that won her over. He proposed by telling her to bring her passport on a date. They ended up traveling to Japan where he asked her to marry him.

Jun Ji Hyun announced her pregnancy in July. During the summer of 2015 she participated in promotions for the film "Assassination," in which she played a highly skilled sniper. Her last public appearance was at the 2015 Korean Pop Culture Awards in October. She was nominated for five awards and won the President's Award for her role in the historical film.

Before appearing in the film "Assassination," Jun Ji Hyun's popularity received a big boost when she starred in the drama "You Who Came From Another Star" with Kim Soo Hyun. In that drama she played a sulky film star in love with an alien.

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