This week definitely started off with a bang. Why? K-pop super idol Chen (real name: Kim Jong-dae, aka EXO's power vocalist, OST king, and a solo star) surprised us by announcing that he's getting married to his girlfriend!
Chen penned an emotional letter to fans, stating, "Although these words are not enough, I’m writing this letter because I want to honestly tell our fans, who gave us so much love, first." He then followed up with this simple heart-stopper, "I have a girlfriend whom I want to spend my life with."
To no one's surprise, a plethora of hashtags, including #CongratulationsChen, #CongratulationsJongdae, #AlwaysWithEXOChen, #종대응원 (#SupportJongdae), and #우리종대 (#OurJongdae) started trending as soon as the news broke.
Here are some of the sweetest tweets congratulating the idol on his upcoming marriage and the next chapter of his life:
I love seeing my timeline being flooded with positive and frickin' cute messages like this:
And I also love seeing myself in funny video reactions:
Y'all, can you believe he's a whole man now? *tears start welling up again*
Chen sang at his friend's wedding, so naturally fans got emotional thinking about what he'd sing at his own wedding:
He has such a natural way with kiddos, so my heart is truly bursting at this throwback clip of The Return of Superman:
EXO fans, known as EXO-Ls, wasted no time cracking jokes about the other EXO members reacting to the news:
Like, this chart is incredibly detailed and true:
Here's a ~real life~ example of the uncles-to-be demonstrating their top-notch babysitting skills:
And Kai is definitely gonna fulfill his duty and gift Chen's bb their first crop top:
Everyone needs to watch this touching segment of EXO talking about the importance of their individual happiness:
This fan shared their touching perspective about being a ~true~ fan:
This fan not only showed respect toward Chen, but also to his bride-to-be, who's been suddenly thrown into the spotlight:
And this fan spit some much-needed truth for fans who aren't anything but happy for Chen:
In conclusion, we give all of our congratulations to Chen! We'll be right here continuing to celebrate with you, every step of the way!