Kim Hyun Joong and Ms. Choi Are Given DNA Tests

Nicholas Kim, Dec. 15, 2015, 9:22 a.m.


Kim Hyun Joong and Ms. Choi finally were able to sit and have their scheduled paternity tests taken on December 14th at the Seoul National University Hospital. Ms. Choi showed up at the hospital with her lawyer in tow and the baby in her arms. Kim Hyun Joong’s lawyer stated that it would be difficult for his client to show up for the testing due to his current enlistment in the military, but the actor still managed to show up at the hospital at a different time than Ms. Choi.

 

Ms. Choi didn’t release any comment about the testing, the birthing of her baby, the baby’s gender, or whether or not she was in contact with Kim Hyun Joong. Her lawyer spoke on her behalf by stating, "We are taking the test, and we're 100% certain that the baby is Kim Hyun Joong's. We will issue a statement following the test results."

 

Kim Hyun-Joong (born: June 6, 1986) is a South Korean entertainer, actor, singer, dancer, and the leader and main rapper of boyband SS501.

Kim is well known for his role as Yoon Ji-hoo in the 2009 Korean drama Boys Over Flowers, and as Baek Seung-jo in Playful Kiss, for which he received the Popularity Awards at the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards for the former and at the Seoul International Drama Awards 2009 for the latter.

 

With the expiration of the contract, Kim left DSP Media, who managed him as part of SS501 and joined KeyEast in 2010. He debuted as a solo artist with his Korean mini albums Break Down and Lucky in 2011. He is a member of the charity football team FC MEN as well as a style icon in Korea, having won several icon awards. He is also dubbed one of South Korea's Hallyu stars, representative of South Korea's top entertainers.

He enlisted in the army for South Korea's mandatory military service on May 12, 2015 as a border patrol. He will be officially discharged on February 11, 2017.

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