Jongdae Trends as K-Pop Singer From Exo Announces Marriage and Hints a Baby Is on the Way

The singer Chen from K-pop boy band Exo is getting married to a "precious person in his life," it was announced on Monday.

The news of the marriage was shared in an official statement by SM Entertainment, his management company, which said: "EXO's Chen has met a precious person in his life to tie the knot with. The bride to be is a non-celebrity, and the wedding will be held in private with families only," the company stated, Allkpop reports.

"We ask for your generous understanding to respect the decisions of both families to keep everything related to the marriage in private. Chen will work hard as our artist in the future, as usual. We ask you to send many blessings and congratulations to Chen," the company added.

In a personal letter addressed to fans, Chen also mentioned the arrival of a "blessing" for him and his bride-to-be, which is believed to refer to a baby, The Korea Times reports.

"I have a girlfriend, with whom I want to share the rest of my life," the singer said in a hand-written letter posted by him on SM Entertainment's official community board.

"While I was discussing with other EXO members and the company [SM Entertainment] about delivering the news [of my girlfriend], a blessing came to us.

"I was taken aback by it but this blessing has given me the strength and the courage to share the news, knowing I couldn't delay the announcement any longer.

"I'm very grateful to the members of EXO and fans for your support and congratulations," said the singer, who is also known as Kim Jong-dae.

Exo fans have been flooding social media with messages of support and congratulations for the upcoming nuptials and possible baby on the way, shared using the hashtags #Jongdae and #CongratulationsChen, which have been trending on Twitter, along with other related terms and hashtags.

"AWEEE MY GOSH HOW SWEET. YASSSSSSS CHEN I WISH YOU ALL THE LOVE AND HAPPINESS IN THIS NEXT CHAPTER OF YOUR LIFE HUN WE WILL CONTINUE TO LOVE AND SUPPORT YOU!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THIS WITH US, CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND YOUR FIANCE! #CongratulationsChen," wrote @Mishas_hideout.

"CHEN IS GETTING MARRIED AND HE HAS A BABY COMING HIS WAY? OMG WE GONNA LOVE THIS BABY SO MUCH, WE GONNA LOVE THIS FAMILY SO MUCH. HE'S FOUND SOMEOME HE'S GONNA SPEND FOREVER WITH. ONG #congratulationschen #JONGDAE #," wrote @LoeyBaekery.

"You deserve all the happiness in the world Jongdae. I'm so happy for you and hope you & your future wife and also baby Jongdae stay absolutely healthy and safe! I love you, thank you for being such a sweetheart and telling us first!," wrote @exo_treasure_l

"Oh my gosh? Kim Jongdae, our Chennie is really going to get married? Wow, so surprising but I am so happy congratulations baby! @weareoneEXO #CHEN," wrote @_areumdawoEXO.

Exo made their debut in 2012 and released their latest new album Obsession, the group's 6th full-length record, in November last year.

Chen also made his solo music debut with the EP "April, and a Flower" back in April 2019.

The 9-piece boy band consists of South Korean and Chinese members. The group performs and releases music in Korean, Mandarin and Japanese.

Exo was ranked 10th among Forbes Korea's "Top 40 Power Celebrities in Korea" list for 2019, and ranked in the top five of the same list between 2014 and 2018.

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Chen of boy band EXO attends the press conference for Mnet EXO 902014 at CJ E&M Center on August 11, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. Getty Images
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