Uhm Hyun-kyung, Kong Hyo-jin Waiting On Their Military Husbands

Stars who overcame the age gap are drawing attention as 'gomshins' (abbreviation for rubber shoes, lovers of those who serve in the military).


Cha Seo-won posted a photo with "99" written in red on his Instagram account on Wednesday. This means that he is ninety-nine days away from discharging from the military service.

Cha Seo-won, who is currently serving in the military, revealed his romantic relationship with Uhm Hyun-kyung in June last year.

Uhm Hyun-kyung and Cha Seo-won were born in 1986 and 1991 and are a couple with a five-year age gap. They tied the knot in the MBC drama "The Second Husband", which aired from 2021 to 2022, and reported that they were pregnant at the same time as the news of becoming a couple.

In October of that year, Uhm Hyun-kyung held a healthy son in her arms according to an official from her agency.

As Cha Seo-won and Uhm Hyun-kyung will have a wedding ceremony as soon as he finishes his military service in May 2024, attention is drawn to the D-Day from his discharge.

Actress Kong Hyo-jin also sent her husband, singer-songwriter Kevin Oh, to the military in December last year. "Because I was able to live and perform a new music life thanks to Korea, I want to fulfill my duty as a national defense officer and continue to play good music to my fans and many people", said the singer-songwriter.

Kevin Oh from New York is a multiple citizen of Korea and the U.S., and under the current law, multiple citizens can postpone their military service in Korea until the age of 37. However, it seems that he has decided to join the military in consideration of his music activities and family life in Korea.

Kong Hyo-jin and Kevin Oh, a couple with a ten-year age gap, married in October 2022. After Kevin Oh enlisted in the military, Kong Hyo-jin became a 'gomshin' after a year and two months of marriage, drawing attention.

Later, Kong Hyo-jin said on tvN's "Hangout With Yoo", adding, "Actually, I'm worried about the time I have to spend alone. He left the day before yesterday. I actually came out after spending the whole night crying".

Kim Yuna, the 'figure skating queen', is also a 'gomshin'. Her husband, Go Woo-rim, joined the army on November 20th last year. Kim Yuna and Go Woo-rim first met at the 2018 All That Skate Ice Show.

They got married after three years of being together.

Go Woo-rim's enlistment made Kim Yuna a 'gomshin' a year after their marriage. Kim Yuna celebrated Christmas with her friends instead of her husband last year with a little doll in military uniform which was probably supposed to resemble her husband.