Seo Jeong-gwon, left, and Yoon Mi-rae
By Lee Hyo-won
Hip hop stars ``T'' (Yoon Mi-rae), 27, and Tiger JK (Seo Jeong-gwon), 34, are married with a four-month-old baby boy, it was belatedly reported Thursday by Yonhap News.
Drunken Tiger rapper Tiger JK and T, former member of group Uptown and R&B duo Tashani, were secretly wed last June, according to the two's management agency Jungle Entertainment. It was the wish of Tiger JK's late grandmother, to whom the rapper dedicated a song in his 7th album, to watch the couple tie the knot while she was alive.
The two had a small ceremony attended only by family members in a Buddhist shrine in Gyeonggi Province. T fell pregnant in July, the same month Drunken Tiger's 94-year-old grandmother passed away. Their son was born nine months later in March. The hip-hop family lives with T's mother.
``My grandson is a precious gift from their grandmother,'' Tiger JK's father and music critic Seo Byeong-hu, 66, was quoted as saying. The official announcement of the marriage was delayed due to the grandmother's funeral and Tiger JK's trip to the United States. T is currently under postpartum care.
While it was never publicized, the two had been dating for seven years prior to the marriage. Tiger JK debuted in 1991 with ``Year of the Tiger'' and has seven best-selling albums under his belt, a rare longevity for local hip-hop artists. Ever since debuting with Uptown, T went on to sing in a duet and then went solo, releasing her third album ``Gemini'' in February. The two are leaders of the Hip-Hop Crew Movement along with singers and rappers like Epik High, Dynamic Duo, Leessang, Yang Dong-keun.