Won Bin, one of South Korea’s very first hallyu stars, married actress Lee Na-young recently, their agency said.

The wedding was held in Won’s hometown of Jeongseon in Gangwon Province, South Korea, with only select family members and close friends invited, Eden9 Entertainment Co Ltd said in a news release.

The two have been in a relationship for years, which was first officially confirmed by the agency in 2013.

“It was a small family-focused wedding,” an agency official said.

Since earning fame in the popular TV series Autumn In My Heart, which spearheaded the Korean Wave, the 39-year-old actor has starred in many Korean blockbusters, including Taegukgi and Mother, directed by Bong Joon-ho. Mother had competed in the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

The Lee, 36, made her debut as a TV commercial model and later made her mark in the entertainment field. The two have not appeared on the TV or the silver screen since the early 2010s, except for some TV commercials. – The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

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Won Bin and his wife, Lee Na-young.