Behind those several awards and thriving careers in front of lights and cameras, who would have thought that one of your favorite K-Drama Stars are also a hardworking moms juggling a high profile career as an artist while being a mother with grace and poise to their children.
Below, Hubnob Philippines round up these 8 inspiring gorgeous actresses who you might not know are devoted mothers as well.
1. Jun Ji-Hyun
Jun Ji Hyun is a popular South Korean actress who is most well known for her roles in the comedy film “My Sassy Girl” (2001) and the television drama “My Love From the Star” (2013). A superstar mom of two beautiful sons, married with Choi Joon Hyuk, who is the son of fashion designer Lee Jung Woo and grandson of the famous hanbok designer Lee Young Hee.
In an interview with South China Morning Post before, Jun Ji Hyun shared how she believes that getting married would not interfere with her career. Something she truly pours her heart into. That means she have grown up and for her the emotions she express during her performances won’t be the same.
For her, “now that she is a mother, the feeling is different. There is joy in seeing your loved ones happy.” Being a mom is one of the greatest joys and achievements she ever had.
2. Kim Tae-Hee
Kim Tae Hee is a popular South Korean actress, discovered while riding the subway by an advertising executive, who offered her a modeling job. She gained her fame for for her role in the 2003 drama “Stairway to Heaven.” She has since starred in many popular films and dramas, including “IRIS” (2009), “My Princess” (2011), “Jang Ok Jung, Lives in Love” (2013) and “Yong Pal” (2015). She also is one of the most in-demand endorsement models in Korea and won the Most Popular Actress award in TV category for her role in Love Story in Harvard.
As one of the most beautiful women in Korea, Kim Tae Hee is married to one of a handsome man, which is her longtime boyfriend Rain (Jung Ji-hoon) and now blessed with two beautiful daughters.
3. Lee Si Young
Lee Si Young is a popular South Korean actress and amateur boxer. She got her fame with her roles in the very popular dramas “Boys Over Flowers” and “Loving You a Thousand Times.” In addition to her entertainment career, Lee Si Young took up amateur boxing in her late 20s to prepare for a drama role. But she enjoyed the sport so much that she continued training and has won a number of amateur titles. She won the 24th National Amateur Boxing Championships in 2013, becoming the country’s first mainstream celebrity to become a national team athlete for any sport.
Lee Si Young may play the fierce former firefighter Seo Yi-kyung from Sweet Home, but in real life she’s actually a soft and caring mother to her only son Jung Yoon.
4. Kim Yoo Jin
Eugene is the stage name of Kim Yoo Jin, a popular South Korean singer and actress. She began her career as a part of the idol girl group S.E.S., which was active from 1997 to 2002 and was considered the first successful K-pop girl group. After the group disbanded in 2002, Eugene released two solo albums and has enjoyed a successful acting career. Eugene made her acting debut in the 2002 television series “Loving You.” She has since starred in many popular films and television dramas, including the recent “A Hundred Years’ Inheritance” (2013), “Can We Love?” (2014) and “All About My Mom” (2015). In 2011, Eugene married actor Ki Tae Young, her co-star from the 2009 drama “Creating Destiny.” The couple are currently raising two adorable baby girls, Rohee and Lorin that the actress occassionally shares on her instagram.
5. Lee Young Ae
Lee Young Ae is a South Korean actress. She is known for her appearances in the Korean historical drama Dae Jang Geum (2003), and as a revenge seeking single mother in Park Chan-wook’s crime thriller film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005). For her performance in the film, she received Best Actress awards at the 38th Sitges Film Festival, 26th Blue Dragon Film Awards and 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards.
Lee Young Ae married Korean-American businessman Jeong Ho Young and gave birth to her twins Jung Seung Bin and Jung Seung Kwon.
6. Park Si Yeon
Park Si Yeon is an award-winning South Korean actress. She competed in the 2000 Miss Korea pageant and broke into acting afterwards. She made her acting debut in a Chinese television drama in 2004 and then the 2005 Korean drama “My Girl.” She appeared in many popular films and television dramas, including the recent “Coffee House” (2010), “The Innocent Man” (2014), “The Greatest Marriage” (2014), “Fantastic” (2016) and “Should We Kiss First” (2018). Park Si Yeon made her Hollywood debut in the 2015 film “Last Knights” alongside Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman and veteran Korean actor Ahn Sung Ki. Park Si Yeon married non-celebrity Park Sang Hun and had two daughters.
7. Park Han-Byul
Park Han Byul made her acting debut in the 2003 horror film “Wishing Stairs” and went on to star in many popular film sand television dramas, including “Couple Fantasy” (2006) and “I Have a Lover” (2015). The 34-year-old actress gave birth to her son in April last year to the delight of her fans. After a short hiatus, Park is back on the TV screen with her new drama Love In Sadness early 2019.
8. Kang Hye-Jung
Award-winning actress, Kang Hye-Jung is well-known for her incredible acting in films such as the iconic Oldboy and Welcome to Dongmakgol. She is married to Tablo, the lead rapper of popular hip-hop trio, Epik High and have an adorable daughter named Haru. One of the TV shows that she became known is the drama, KBS 2TV’s “Jugglers.”