Wonder Girls‘ Sunye is getting married in January of next year, which is not only surprising news for her, but potentially significant news in the K-pop world.
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Wonder Girls’ leader Sun (Min Sunye), an artist under our agency, will be getting married on January 26th of next year.
Sun, who debuted in 2007 and led the Wonder Girls as their leader for six years, recently informed the agency as well has the Wonder Girls’ members about her intentions, and understanding that her decision has come after much thought, we have decided to respect her decision.
Sun will be focusing on her marriage and family life for the time being, and the other members of Wonder Girls will be concentrating on individual activities such as acting, producing, solo albums, and broadcast activities.
We hope for many messages of congratulations and encouragement.
Congratulations to her, because this stuff is far more important to her life than all the idol bullshit. However, in terms of the entertainment world, this is big news because of the future of Wonder Girls … or lack thereof. Say what you want about them now, but they were undoubtedly once one of the marquee girl groups in Korea, so their potential disbandment is a big deal.
In a letter she wrote to fans, it sure sounded like an era was coming to an end, though JYP Entertainment vaguely hints that the Wonder Girls are still in her future. A disbandment of the group has been speculated on for a while now, and those rumors will only pick up due to the seeming impossibility of meshing married life with being an idol. Like not being able to stack bonus codes on one purchase or something.
If a married idol seems like an oxymoron, it’s because it is.
My impression of the Wonder Girls has always been favorable, so while I hope I’m wrong that their run ends with JYP destroying their careers with his ill-advised foray into America, it certainly seems like their run is set to end soon.