Singer and actor Rain has recently been baptized into the Catholic church following in the footsteps of his Catholic lover, actress Kim Tae-hee, his management agency said Monday.
"Rain has recently received Catholic baptism," Cube DC said, without giving details. "It was planned a long time ago."
According to other sources in the pop music industry, the baptism took place at a small church in the compound of the Namhansanseong fortress in Gwangju, just southeast of Seoul, with Kim, Rain's family and acquaintances attending. The exact date is unknown.
The move sparked cautious speculations that the 32-year-old singer's marriage with Kim may be imminent.
The two admitted that they were in a romantic relationship in January and have often been spotted together while reportedly on dates.
But Rain's agency downplayed such speculations, saying that the couple has no plans for marriage yet.
"Please don't think marriage is imminent simply because he was baptized," the agency said. (Yonhap)