Lee Hyori Says She Wants Lee Sang Soon To Be Her Husband, But Has No Wedding Plans Right Now
By Jesse Lent | June 03, 2013 02:04 PM EDT
Just because Lee Hyori is outspoken in her view that women don't need a husband, that doesn't mean that she doesn't want one.
In a Thursday interview on the South Korean radio program "Kim Bum Soo's Music Plaza," the 34-year-old Queen of K-pop said that although her and boyfriend Lee Sang Soon don't have any concrete wedding plans, she likes the idea of being married to him.
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"If I were to get married, I'd like Lee Sang Soon to be my husband," Lee Hyori said. "But we haven't made any concrete plans for that yet."
The star credits her 38-year-old boyfriend for introducing her to a wide variety of musical genres previously unfamiliar to her.
And though Lee Sang Soon influenced her music because of this, he isn't the type to shoot down her ideas, the singer claims.
The formula appears to work. Lee Hyori is currently riding high on the pop charts.
This week, her single "Bad Girls" went to number one on the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100, a first for the singer.
The video already has over 1.5 million views on YouTube.
Her single "Miss Korea," also from her critically acclaimed fifth album "Monochrome," is number seven on the Billboard chart.
And everyone from the website Popdust to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has been singing the album's praises.
Yet the fact many South Korean interviewers have chosen to focus on whether the singer will marry Lee Sang Soon is ironic considering the controversy Hyori caused at actor Uhm Tae Woong's wedding back in January.
Responding to a reporter's question at the ceremony, which took place at the five-star Conrad Hotel on Seoul's Yeoui Island, Hyori brushed off the idea of any imminent marriage plans.
"Even the President-elect [Park Geun Hye] is not married just yet, so I don't feel the need to marry fast," she said.
The comments prompted a backlash from some of her fans, who felt it was inappropriate for the star to bring the South Korean president into the conversation, according to the website Soompi.
The following day, Lee took to Twitter to respond to the online backlash.
"You can have a great life even if you don't get married," she tweeted.
"Why is it that female celebrities get questioned about marriage all the time as soon as they turn 30? I was so sick of those questions that I was just joking around a little."
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