Best wishes to Chansung and his fiancÃ©e!
For 2PM’s Chansung, the year started with a hello and will end with a goodbye as he formally bids farewell to JYP Entertainment in January to start preparing for his wedding and the pregnancy of his fiancÃ©e.
The K-pop idol took to Instagram on December 15 to share a heartfelt letter informing his fans about his departure from the agency. He spoke about having created so many memories in the 15 years that he was part of 2PM, and how a “blessing” came into his life after his military discharge last January:
“A lot has happened, and there have been many memories. I express endless gratitude to HOTTEST who have created valuable memories,” Chansung wrote. “Today, I am telling you about changes and happiness in my life.”
“There is someone who I have been in a relationship with for a long time. This person has been the resting place for my unstable heart and a friend who I can share anything with for a long time, and she became my girlfriend. While preparing and planning marriage with this person after my military discharge, the blessing of a new life came to us earlier than expected, and we are planning to get married as early as the beginning of next year. We are very cautious as she is in the early stage of her pregnancy, but I am sharing this news as I thought that I should tell you first.”
Chansung also asked his fans to keep the identity of his fiancÃ©e private as they do not share the same job and promised to share his plans once his contract with JYP Entertainment runs out in January of next year.
“I went through much discussion with the company regarding my thought to go down my own path along with the addition of my new family that I will continue life with, and we came to the mutual discussion to not renew my contract,” he said. “The decision was made through communication with my future as the priority, and the company willingly gave blessings for my bright future. The company is my root and like an old friend, and we will always support each other’s growth.”
“My definite path has not been decided yet, but I will share plans that won’t cause concern to fans.”
Meanwhile, JYP Entertainment clarified that the other members of 2PM — Jun.K, Nichkhun, Wooyoung, and Junho — will still function as the group as they “still have a lot of time left in their contracts,” per Soompi.
Chansung debuted as part of 2PM back in 2018 and remained active until the group underwent their mandatory military service in 2017. In that time, they released six full-length albums and won 32 major awards, including the Best Popularity Award at the 2010 MTV Asia Awards. The group made a comeback in 2021, releasing their seventh studio album,Â Must.Â
Art Daniella Sison