Actor Kim Yong-gun, 75, reconciles with girlfriend, 36, over their secret baby, Leisure Information & Prime Tales
SEOUL – South Korean veteran actor Kim Yong-gun, 75, has reconciled with his girlfriend, 39 years his junior, after she sued him in July for allegedly trying to force her to have an abortion.
According to the South Korean news portal Dispatch, Kim met the unnamed woman, 36, in Seoul last week to clear up the misunderstanding between them.
They had an hour and a half discussion in which Kim apologized for not considering her feelings at first and asked her for forgiveness.
The woman, who Kim met at a party in 2008 when he was 62 and she was 23, told him in March of this year that she was pregnant with his child.
However, he reportedly expressed his hope for an abortion and said he could not care for the child due to his advanced age.
The woman was furious that she had to terminate the pregnancy after being his secret lover for 13 years. She took him to court on July 24th for allegedly forcing her to have an abortion.
According to Dispatch, Kim told her last week that he would support her during pregnancy and add her child to his family registry after birth. He would also provide child support for her.
Her attorney said she would withdraw the lawsuit against Kim and focus on her pregnancy after “speaking frankly” with him.
Kim was married to his non-celebrity wife from 1977 until their divorce in 1996. They have two sons – actors Ha Jung-woo, 43, and Cha Hyun-woo, 41.
Ha, whose real name is Kim Sung-hoon, is known for starring in films such as Along With The Gods: The Two Worlds (2017) and Ashfall (2019). He was in the news on Tuesday (August 10) after admitting illegal use of propofol – an anesthetic – in court in 2019.
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