Kim Hyun Joong Explains the Qualifications of his Future Wife


On yesterday’s episode of Mnet’s “The Beatles Code,” Kim Hyun Joong explained, “I would like to marry someone who is not materialistic.” He added, “As a guy, I don’t understand why girls like expensive bags. I just don’t see the difference between a bag that costs $10,000 and a bag that costs $20. They’re exactly the same.”

In Korea, it’s customary for the bride and groom’s family to exchange dowries and wedding gifts, called paemul. Kim Hyun Joong stated, “The gifts can cost $500-600K or more, and it seems absurd to get a loan to buy them just because a wedding is ‘once in a lifetime.’” The singer actor has already mentioned before that he wanted about four children; and during the show, he surprised everyone by stating out the qualifications for his future wife: “She has to be fecund and unmaterialistic.”

When asked if those two qualifications were it, Kim Hyun Joong gave a cold look and said “Most importantly, she must be pretty” in a matter-of-fact way. Then host Yoon Jong Shin laughingly added, “Pretty, kind, unmaterialistic, and someone who’s willing to have a lot of children? I think there’s a high chance you’ll stay single until over forty.”