Shim Mina Talks About her Boyfriend, soREAL’s Philip Ryu 17 Years Younger

Hyo Kyung Kim, Nov. 22, 2016, 8:20 a.m.

On the most recent episode of JTBC’s Lee Seung Yeon’s With You 2, singer Mina Shim made an appearance where the star spoke on her boyfriend, SoREAL’s Philip Ryu who is 17 years her junior. Mina (43) and Ryu Philip (26) went public with their relationship back in August of 2015. Then, after 2 months of dating, Ryu Philip enlisted in the military for his mandatory service. He's scheduled to finish his duty next year in May. The two met at a mutual friend’s birthday party in June and soon became a couple. Despite their 17-year age difference the two have allegedly said that they are not affected by the gap.

During the show, Mina said, "We've been dating for 1 year and 5 months. He'll be discharging from the military in May. He's returning home, and I'm a bit overwhelmed. I heard their minds tend to change when they return home but I think we are okay as of now." Mina also revealed, "My boyfriend was born in 1989 but I sometimes get yelled at for being immature. I try to live young."

Shim Mina, known by her stage name, Mina, is a South Korean singer and dancer. She rose to fame at the World Cup in 2002, eventually deciding to become a K-pop singer. Shim Mina was first a backup dancer for various Korean pop artists such as Park Jin-young and Park Ji-yoon.

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