Despite a fatal mistake, this top celebrity married his wife thanks to Yoo Jae-suk

Kang Ho-dong was offered an entry into the entertainment industry by Lee Kyung-kyu

Initially, he was afraid of tarnishing the reputation of being a “man of great strength” and declined the offer. However, Lee Kyung-kyu encouraged him, “If Kang Ho-dong fails in broadcasting, I’ll also retire.” This gave him the courage to start his career as an entertainer.

Kang Ho-dong quickly adapted to the entertainment world with his unique sense of humor, making a strong impression right from his debut. He led the success of various entertainment programs such as “Kang Ho-dong’s Soulmates”, “X-Man”, “Golden Fishery”, “2 Days & 1 Night”, “Strong Heart”, “Star King”, “New Journey to the West”, “Knowing Bros”, “Kang’s Kitchen” and “Great Escape”.

In 2004, through an acquaintance’s arrangement, he went on a double date with Yoo Jae-suk. That day, he met his fateful partner Lee Hyo-jin. Kang Ho-dong revealed that the moment he saw her, the word “marriage” came to his mind. Having fallen in love with Lee Hyo-jin at first sight, he was extremely nervous, wanting to make a good impression.

Yoo Jae-suk, noticing this, played the role of a “decoy” to help them. Thanks to Yoo Jae-suk’s tireless efforts, Kang Ho-dong asked her out again, leading to their second date.

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During their second date, Kang Ho-dong was so nervous about meeting her alone that he drank heavily and attempted to kiss her. Disappointed by his inappropriate behavior, Lee Hyo-jin told him “I’m really disappointed. Do not contact me again” and left.

Devastated by his drunken mistake, Kang Ho-dong confided in Yoo Jae-suk, who advised him to show his sincere feelings and keep in touch. Kang Ho-dong’s persistent and genuine affection eventually won Lee Hyo-jin over, and they started dating seriously.

They confirmed their feelings for each other, and after 6 months of dating, they shared their first kiss. Their relationship, full of mutual care and affection, continued happily for a long time.

A post on the fan community of the show “Knowing Bros” with wedding photos of Kang Ho-dong and Lee Hyo-jin went viral, commenting on her beauty and how she could outshine actresses.

After 2 years of dating, they got married in November 2006 at the Shilla Hotel, with Lee Kyung-kyu officiating and Yoo Jae-suk hosting the ceremony. 2 years and 4 months later, they had a son. Their son Kang Si-hoo became a hot topic by transitioning from a baseball player to a golfer.

Meanwhile, Kang Ho-dong has remained a beloved national MC for nearly 30 years, continuing to appear on various programs and receiving widespread love from the public.

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