KBFD COLUMN by Jeff Chung
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Singer Taeyang of Big Bang and actress Min Hyo-rin have confirmed they are engaged. The couple plan to marry in February before Taeyang starts his mandatory military service.
South Korea’s conscription law requires all males between the ages of 18 and 35 to serve in the military. Length of service depends on the military branch and ranges from 21 months for the army to 24 months for the air force.
Taeyang, 29, whose birth name is Dong Young-bae, was trained at YG Entertainment at age 12 and debuted with Big Bang in 2006.
Min Hyo-rin, 31, whose birth name is Jung Eun-ran, started her career as a model and released her first album in 2007. She then got into TV and film acting. She starred in the 2011 hit movie “Sunny” and appeared on Taeyang’s music videos “1AM” and “Eyes, Nose, Lips” in 2014.