Yoo Hye-Yeon Biography: Untold Facts About PSY’s Wife
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Yoo Hye-Yeon is a South Korean child educator and businesswoman, best known as the wife of Korean singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer PSY (Park Jae-sang).

Yoo’s husband Psy is known locally for his humorous music videos and stage performances, and internationally for his hit “Gangnam Style”, the first music video to reach one billion views on Youtube. PSY was the man who made the whole world dance weird steps and imitates cowboys on the dance floor.

However, little has been heard of the singer outside his native South Korea since then, and even less is known about his wife, Yoo Hye-Yeon. So what has happened to him and his wife in the years since the release of the catchiest song of the decade? Find out all about his recent work, but pay special attention to his wife Hye-Yeon; her life in general, her background, her career, and much more.

Yoo Hye-Yeon Birth, Father; Her Dad Served Two Years In Prison 

Yoo Hye-Yeon was born in the same year as her husband, in 1977. Although not much is known about her mother, her father, Yoo Jae Yeol, was once the head of the Makjang Temple.

Yoo’s father was also reportedly a teacher at Shinchongji, Lee Man-hee, and in the 1960s was president of the Shinchongji Temple of the Testimony of Jesus (Shinchongji).

Yoo Jae-yeol, on the other hand, would have been involved in a fraud case as the head of the Mak-Jang temple.

He had told followers that the world would end on 1 November 1969. However, the apocalypse did not happen. A prosecutor’s investigation later revealed that after police arrested Yoo Jae Iol, some 20 people died of malnutrition because there was nothing to eat.

The deceased had reportedly believed his apocalyptic theory and sold all their possessions and moved to Siheung, Gyeonggi-do, the land of salvation. Yoo’s father also apparently misused donations from believers for his entertainment expenses.

Later, Lee Man-hee, president of the Shinchon-Ji church and a member of the Korean Christian Church Tabernacle, and other church members sued Yoo Jae-yeol in 1971 on more than 40 charges, including fraud and blackmail.

Four years later, the court arrested and convicted Yoo Jae-yeol in 1975. He then spent the next two years and six months in prison and four years on probation in a second trial. Hye-Yeol then went to the United States and returned to Korea, where he set up a construction company and earned tens of billions of won.

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Yoo Hye-Yeon Education And Job

Psy’s wife Yoo graduated from Yonsei University, where she specialized in cello.

She now runs her own children’s education business in her native South Korea, Suwon Gyeonggi-Do.

How Did Yoo Meet Her Husband PSY? 

Yoo met Psy through a mutual friend, according to the Korea Broadcasting System in February 2003. Psy once said how beautiful he thought the way his wife ate was when he first met her.

Jae-Sang said the way Yoo took care of him after they started their relationship made him feel like his girlfriend. The Seoul-born singer once revealed that his wife had an “opposite” personality to him, who seems to have been sociable and active since the first time he met her.

She is also said to be a very peaceful friend. At a press conference during the wedding, Psy said that he had not met anyone for more than 100 days before meeting Yoo.

He also stated that his selfish, hot-blooded, and suddenly very angry mood were possible reasons for his failed relationship. The Boston University graduate explained at the time that this was probably due to his extreme type B male.

His wife at the time was a priest and a typical type O. Psy admits that because of his disorderly past, Hugh Jon’s assistants were very judgmental towards him at first.

Yoo Hye-Yeon And PSY’s Wedding 

Yoo married his then-boyfriend of three and a half years, Psy, in October 2006. The former army man’s bride was a first-year cello student at Yonsei University at the time. The wedding took place at the W Hotel Vista Hall in Gwangjang-dong, Seoul, on 14 December at 17.00.

At a pre-wedding press conference, Psy said: “Today I finally became a celebrity.”

Psy and Yoo’s wedding was attended by more than 700 guests, including celebrities such as Kim Je-dong, Noh Hong-Cheol, Park Myeong-soo, Sung Si-Kyung, Shin Jeong-Hwan, Shin Hae-Cheol, Yoo Jae-Seok, Lee Kyung-Gyu, Lee Seung-gi, Lee Jung, Lee Hyuk-Jae, Jung Jun-ho, Hong Kyung-min, DJ DOC, Cultwo, Epik High and many more.

PSY of Psych World singer and his wife separated the wedding ceremony into two parts – 1 and 2. In the first part, former Seoul National University president Jeong Un-chan, who was close to Jae-sang’s parents, presided over the wedding ceremony and announcer Son Beom-soo hosted the wedding. In the second part, Psy performed for the bride.

The rapper, now 44 years old, sang the title track of his 4th album “Celebrity”. He apparently created this song for his fiancée Yoo Hye-Yeon.

“I was going to sing it to only one person, but I thought the song was good, so I decided to give it to many people. But for today, I want to be the only celebrity,”

said the 2012 Virus star.

Psy added that the song he wrote for one person went on to receive love from many people, but “today I think I’m going to be just one person’s celebrity”.

After their marriage, Psy and Yoo welcomed two daughters, and twin sisters and the family reportedly divides their time between Los Angeles and South Korea.

Yoo Hye-Yeon Treats Her Husband PSY Differently 

Psy once said on a television show that his wife Hye-Yeon treats him differently on and off stage.

She treats the off-stage person Park Jae-sang and the singer Psy as completely different people,

said the billion-viewed singer.

Explaining his wife’s treatment of him as if he were two different people, Psy said that Yoo practices husbandlessness. He added that Hye Jon does not even bother to call him when he is late for performance or busy with something else.

Apparently, Yoo’s attitude towards her husband is what has led to her being referred to in the South Korean tabloid press as a court monk of a wife.

Yoo Helped PSY’s Early Music Career 

Yoo is also reportedly responsible for Psy’s success. It was Hye Yong who encouraged her artist husband to join the label YG Entertainment in 2010. At the time, he had just completed his second compulsory military service.

At the time, Psy’s agency was experiencing financial difficulties and he could no longer publish his own songs. Psy’s wife Yoo then helped him sign a contract with his old friend, YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun-suk. According to the insider, Yoo also supervised her husband’s stage costumes.

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Is Yoo Hye-Yeon On Social Media? 

While Psy is very active on platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, his wife Hye-Yeon, on the other hand, is virtually nonexistent on such platforms. Moreover, the record producer apparently also restricts himself from exposing his wife and children to the world via Insta or Facebook accounts.

What Is Hye-Yeon’s Husband, PSY’s Net Worth?

Hye-Yeon’s husband Psy, a multiple platinum certification winners, is estimated to have a net worth of $65 million, as he is the owner of many songs plays, streams, YouTube hits, endorsement deals, advertising contracts, and his own business over the years.

His 2012 hit Gangnam Style has generated more than $8 million in revenue from YouTube alone. He also owns several properties in his home country and in the US. Speaking of which, the South Korean musician and dance phenomenon and his wife, Hye Yeon, bought a home in the 1989 Blair House apartment in Westwood for $1.249 million in January 2013.

In December 2016, the couple sold the same apartment for almost 2 million dollars. Ju herself is also reported to be a millionaire, as she apparently owns a thriving business in South Korea and is also heir to her father’s multi-million-dollar construction company.

What Is PSY Doing Recently? 

After leaving YG Entertainment in 2018, Yoo’s husband Psy founded his own company, P Nation, in 2019.

The American Music Awards winner signed his first artist, Jesse, on 25 January 2019. Since then, he has signed local artists such as Hyuna and Dawn, Crush, and Heize.

On 26 April 2021, news emerged that Psy and JYP Entertainment founder Park Jin-young were going to collaborate to form a new boy group, Each Other in Loud, which premiered on 5 June 2021 on SBS.

Psy then performed their first concert in Dubai in 2022 as part of the Expo 2020 Korea National Day event. In April of the same year, Psy released its ninth studio album “Psy 9th” with its lead single “That That” featuring Suga from BTS.

Quick Facts About Yoo Hye-Yeon

Full NameYoo Hye-yeon
Birth dateMarch 10, 1977
Birth PlaceSouth Korea
ProfessionFamily Member
Net Worth$100,000 – $1M
Martial StatusMarried
Height5′ 6″
NationalitySouth Korean
WeightN/A lbs (N/A kg)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorN/A