Actors Jang Dong-gun, left, and Ko So-young revealed photographs of a pre-wedding shoot ahead of the ceremony at the Shilla Hotel on May 2.
/ Courtesy of AM Entertainment
By Lee Hyo-won
Actress Ko So-young revealed that she is three months pregnant, Thursday, ahead of her marriage next month to heartthrob Jang Dong-gun.
``Ko So-young has reached the third month of her pregnancy. She will become a mother around September or October,’’ Jang’s management agency AM Entertainment said.
The couple revealed in November 2009 that they had been dating since 2007, and announced plans to tie the knot in March. Rumors of Ko being with child started circulating when the couple made visits to each other’s parents ― which is considered a formal gesture to wed here ― in mid-February.
``When the two began preparations for the wedding earlier this year, they considered having children the top priority. Considering their age, both sets of the couple’s parents wanted them to have a baby as soon as possible,’’ said the agency about Jang and Ko, who are both 38 years old.
``Jang Dong-gun and Ko So-young, as well as their parents and family, are extremely delighted about the pregnancy and are celebrating. They think it is the best wedding gift ahead of the ceremony.’’
According to local reports, Ko had been spotted frequenting an OB/GYN in southern Seoul. Last year, Jang quit smoking cold turkey, following Ko’s suggestion, and some speculate that it was part of preparations to have a baby.
The mother-to-be recently spoke about having children in an interview with Instyle magazine. ``If we have a child I want to help (him or her) do what (s/he) wants. It would be nice if s/he does something creative, such as architecture or fine art.’’
Photographs of the couple in wedding wear were released this week, ahead of ``D-day,’’ creating a stir. The wedding will be held at 5 p.m., May 2 at Shilla Hotel, Jangchung-dong. Veteran actor Park Jung-hoon will host the event while balladeer Shin Seung-hoon will sing
The couple has already been moving furniture and appliances into their new home in Heukseok-dong.
Jang and Ko met on the set of the 1998 melodrama ``Love Wind, Love Song’’ and became friends.
Next month, in addition to getting married, Jang will also start shooting his next film project, ``D-Day.’’ Meanwhile the trailer for his Hollywood debut piece, ``The Warrior’s Way,’’ co-starring Kate Bosworth and Geoffrey Rush and produced by Barrie Osborne the maker of ``Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,’’ was recently revealed ahead of its summer release.