The soulful singer and Running Man’s formidable force proves he’s quite the eligible bachelor. Where’s the queue?
Text and photos: Tammi Tan
Video: Tay Yi Xuan
“Commander”. “Sparta-Kook”. “The Enemy”. And now “Family Man”?
At least, that’s what Kim Jong Kook aspires to be one day. The Herculean singer and TV personality, best known as one of the main cast members of the immensely popular Running Man, is still single, but hopes to tie the knot before he hits the big 4-0 in a few years’ time.
“I have to get married soon because I’ve got to make a lot of babies!” Jong Kook said with a laugh during his one-on-one interview with xinmsn at IMM, where his autograph session was about to take place. “I’m getting older and older.”
Despite portraying a fearsome image on Running Man, Jong Kook says that he doesn’t want to be too firm with his kids. “My dad was quite strict, so I’m not sure if that’s something that will come naturally to me, but I hope to be like a friend to my children,” said the gentle giant.
As for his future wife, Jong Kook assured us that he’d make a responsible husband and a good “family man”. In addition, he promises to sing whatever she wants to her in that swoon-worthy voice, and to make lots of money to give his brood a good life.
Since we were on the topic of marriage, we casually brought up Yoon Eun Hye, whom Jong Kook has been romantically linked with since their X-Man days. According to Jong Kook, he doesn’t keep in touch often with the Princess Hours actress (“She’s probably really busy these days” ) and the last time he spoke to her was a couple of months ago. However, neither Jong Kook nor Eun Hye has brushed off the possibility of having her appear on the show, so keep those fingers crossed, shippers!
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