iKON is a South Korean boy band formed in 2015 by YG Entertainment, consisting of six members – Bobby, Jinhwan, Ju-ne, Yunhyeong, Donghyuk, and Chanwoo. They are one of the most popular K-pop groups in South Korea.
The 25-year-old rapper named Kim Ji-won, famously known by his stage name Bobby, took to his social media handle to announce his marriage. The surprise did not just stop there as the singer further revealed that he was expecting his first child in September this year with his soon-to-be wife. The name and details of Bobby’s fiancée were not disclosed.
The singer went on to apologize to his fans for taking them by surprise with the news. He penned down a message and shared that to become a better person for his group iKon and his parents. He wrote,
”Hello, this is iKON’s Bobby. There is something I really want to tell you today, so I am writing this after putting in much thought. I have promised marriage with a person I love. I am also becoming a father in September. I am happy to welcome a new family member, but I feel more apologetic to the fans who must be taken aback by my news. I should’ve let you know earlier, but I apologize that I am letting you know later as I was worried more than anything for this reason”
He further continued, ”I feel heavy responsibility as I think I have caused a great emotional burden to the people who always help and support me who is lacking a lot in many ways. I sincerely apologize to the people who are hurt or confused by my news. I will become a person who does not cause shame to my parents along with the iKON members and fans who have made my lacking self into someone who is needed in this world. More than anything, I will work even harder to not cause harm to the members and the fans who are waiting for iKON’s activities”.
Netizens are pouring their love ever since the news broke out.
The way we all know that bobby is going to be a good husband and father based on how he treat raon. He's always very open to us that he really wish to have his own family. Congrats!!! Don't apologize to us. Keep doing what u love and makes u happy. ♥️ pic.twitter.com/3gOU3FmcUq
— S T E L L A / STREAM BUT YOU (@aeternumikonic) August 20, 2021
I swear bobby will be great daddy at future pic.twitter.com/CDjCYcg6b6
— evelyn🇸🇬 (@xiaoevefore) August 20, 2021
iKONICS be prayin' for iKON to got a girlfriend and BOBBY gave us not just a fiancé but a CHILD 😭😭😭😭
— tianna (@koo_etry) August 20, 2021
— Soompi (@soompi) August 20, 2021
Several fans have taken to Twitter to shower the soon father to be rapper with all their love and blessings, making hashtag ‘Bobby’ go trending all over.