EXO’s Chen surprised fans today by announcing that he would be getting married to his girlfriend. The 27-year-old, whose real name is Kim Jongdae, posted a handwritten message on the group’s official fan platform, Lysn, announcing his decision.

He wrote to say that while discussing with his company and EXO members about announcing his relationship, “a blessing” came to them, which fans took to mean that he is going to be a father.

He continued to say that although he was taken aback, he “found strength through this blessing”.

He ended off the message by saying that he “will always try my best from my position without change”, which we take to mean that he’ll continue to be a part of EXO.


His agency, SM Entertainment, confirmed the news. “It’s true that Chen has met someone special and will be getting married.” The agency also confirmed that his girlfriend (or now fiancée) is pregnant, and added that since she is not a celebrity, they will not be disclosing how far along she is in her pregnancy.

The wedding ceremony will be a private one attended only by their family members.

The agency also confirmed that he will be continuing his activities as an EXO member.

Chen is not only known as an EXO member, but also a solo vocalist, having released solo songs, singles and EPs.

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