Bring out the tissues, Lee Soo Hyuk is leaving us. 

The Sweet Stranger and Me actor is the next heartthrob enlisting in the military this year. Lee, who turned 29 (30 Korean age) on May 31, announced through his agency YG Entertainment that he would be entering basic training on Thursday, August 10. He officially became a member of the YGFamily in March. So his budding acting career will have to be put on hold for two years until he returns.  

Lee Soo Hyuk debuted as a model in 2006. Following four years of modeling and extra roles, he finally got his big break in 2011 with the KBS youth series White Christmas. You may remember him best from beloved K-dramas like Tree With Deep Roots, Valid Love and The Scholar Who Walks The Night. Fans have had their share of shipping Lee Soo Hyuk with his fellow co-stars, but it was his real life romance with Love and Marriage actress Kim Min Hee that surprised everyone. Unfortunately, their two-year relationship ended in 2010, but that hasn't stopped fans from believing he'll find his happily ever after someday. 

Will you miss him during his time in the military? Which fellow celebrity have you shipped him with over the years? 


Sweet Stranger and Me

Starring Park Soo Ae and Kim Young Kwang

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