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Ricky Kim & Ryu Seung Joo Marry on a Monday

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Actors Ricky Kim (28) and Ryu Seung Joo (32) were the first of many celebrity couples tying the knot this month.

Ricky Kim & Ryu Seung Joo

Ricky Kim & Ryu Seung Joo

On May 4, Ricky Kim (born Ricky Lee Neely) married musical actress Ryu Seung Joo at Seoul’s Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel. They dated for approximately two years, after first meeting while working with Compassion, an international NGO.

Regarding the proposal, Kim said, “I chose a ring that I liked and ordered it from the States, but it wasn’t delivered in time.” Continuing on, he explained that he “had no choice but to cut out a picture of a ring from a magazine and put it in a case to go see Ryu Seung Joo where she was acting in a musical”. There, he went on stage and proposed on one knee with the paper ring.

Ricky Kim & Ryu Seung Joo

Ricky Kim & Ryu Seung Joo

Reverend Seo Jung In, who works for Compassion, presided over the service. Singer Shim Tae Yoon was the MC for the reception.

The two have postponed their honeymoon until August, when they will go to Peru for both the honeymoon and volunteer work.

Kim’s previous drama was On Air where he was Oh Seung Ah (Kim Ha Neul)’s friend, Aidan. Ryu is currently performing as Michelle Morris on stage in the musical, Dream Girls.

Ricky Kim & Ryu Seung Joo

Ricky Kim & Ryu Seung Joo

Source: TodayKorea

Guests at the wedding included:


Kong Hyeong Jin

Kim Seung Woo & Kim Nam Joo

Kim Seung Woo & Kim Nam Joo

Son Ho Young

Son Ho Young

Hwang Bo


Lee Ki Woo

Lee Ki Woo

Park Shi Hoo

Park Shi Hoo

Cha In Pyo & Shin Ae Ra

Cha In Pyo & Shin Ae Ra

Brian Joo

Brian Joo

Hong Kyung Min

Hong Kyung Min

Tim Hwang

Tim Hwang


16 Responses

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  1. eh, isn’t Park Shi Hoo ( 6th pic ) and ‘Yoon Ji Hoo’ ( last pic ) the same person?
    and Yoon Ji Hoo? hehehe. You really can’t get BBF out of your head, no? πŸ˜€

    Hwang Bo is gorgeous, but her style and this particular outfit is…blegh. Weird combination.

    Why Son Ho Young has to wear sneakers, to a wedding party, really? :/

    I love to see the couples’ pics. Especially Cha In Pyo and Shin Ae Ra! they’re look damn good together!


    May 5, 2009 at 1:37 am

  2. djes,
    Thanks for the correction! One of the photos we came across of all the star attendees was labelled incorrectly. Haha, but please – I left BOF behind me as soon as we posted the final news review. We suffered from BOF overdose.


    May 5, 2009 at 1:55 am

  3. When I saw Compassion, it just clicked to Cha In Pyo. But then what a wierd day to married on Monday. Why not Sunday. Now I know what Son Ho Young doing. I saw his pictures this but I don’t know for what event. Does Hong Kyung Min had too much make up or is it lighting effect. Tim looks a bit chubby face.

    Thanks for this.

    Langit Biru

    May 8, 2009 at 7:43 am

  4. OMG
    dijeron peru
    mi paiz




    November 28, 2009 at 10:42 pm

  5. Awww, first saw Ricky in Heading to the ground as Maxim.
    I was lovestruck of course.
    But then I searched for info and found out that he’s MARRIED!! T-T
    That girl’s sooo lucky!
    He’s a total hunk!
    And even younger than her πŸ™‚


    January 8, 2010 at 5:11 am

  6. honestly… i love ricky. but, i am happy that he is happy with his wife.ryu seung joo, take good care of ricky, he he. i’m just kidding. i love you as a fan who admires her idols only..


    February 2, 2011 at 12:18 am

  7. I first saw Ricky on a cooking program but did not take notice of him T-T.. OMG~! i’m so late, saw him on Let’s Go Dream Team Season 2, i was LOVESTRUCK~!! then found out that he’s married and they had a baby on the show..his wife Ryu Seung Joo she’s so lucky he’s a hunk, so gorgeous~! i’m ooking forward to see more of him on Let’s Go Dream Team..I love Ricky.


    June 3, 2011 at 10:09 am

  8. Geez, he’s gorgeous.


    June 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm

  9. eww shes too dark for ricky kim and old he is whiter than her the female should always be whiter and shes ugly and sneaky looking and just plain old good luck ricky

    Mi Hyun

    July 25, 2011 at 3:12 am

  10. ^ I’m guessing Ricky Kim finds her attractive because he doesn’t judge my the modern orthodox Korean standards of beauty…

    She is definitely attractive by American standards. Somewhat has that Vanessa Hudgens look to me.

    worldpeace82Just sayin

    January 6, 2012 at 11:43 pm

  11. I was gonna say the same thing… she isnt even a popular actresss and look at these photos she appears darker then him which is weird cuz she is korean. I dont think he deserves to be dating older women.. unless he likes that motherly role girls give him…….. 2 yrs dating? No wonder. He will fall out of love soon, they didnt even date long and she is older then him. Im so bitter i know -.- but hey maybe her face is natural, then perhaps she isnt considered that bad. So many young korean girls do PS. So i guess this lady is fine.

    Sae (@glamglam)

    May 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm

  12. ^”she appears darker then him which is weird cuz she is korean.” You are ignorant and blind you idiot, all you idiots saying he shouldn’t date her because she is darker for a korean? You are so stupid and retarded, if you go to Korea most of them are DARK. You are brainwashed by the Korean media of beauty standard you can’t face the reality that most models or idols you skin whitening creams to be lighter. There are light Koreans but that isn’t the majority. All of you girls are just jealous because you can’t get your dream guy, it’s sad.


    March 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm

  13. so sweet~ =)

    cherry lady

    June 3, 2013 at 8:31 am

  14. 2 years of dating is too long. Either you know you’re in love and want to be together forever or you don’t. As for dating an older woman. there’s nothing wrong with that. Just because a guy dates a woman who’s older doesn’t mean that he’s looking for a ‘motherly role’. How ignorant and jealous can you be? Does that mean if a girl is dating a guy 4-5 years or more older that she’s looking for a ‘fatherly role’? Grow up.Once you are an adult age doesn’t matter.

  15. hwangbo unnie..

    aplus septi

    February 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm

  16. As for her being “darker”, I think that everyone is forgetting that he is 1/2 American and that is why he is lighter skinned and she is darker. If he was full Korean then he would probably be as dark as her.


    March 12, 2014 at 10:24 pm

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