Not everyone is given the chance of a variety show documenting the family life of a celebrity couple together with their children. As in the case of Korean-American actor Ricky Kim, he’s been travelling overseas with his loving family and these are moments and opportunities in line with his work as an actor and entrepreneur that he treasures and values a lot plus the fact they were featured on Oh! My Baby
Ricky and his family are in Manila for the recent grand opening of Gen Korea BBQ House located at the MOA By the Bay where he led the ribbon cutting alongside its owners David Kim, Raymund Magdaluyo and Marvin Agustin.
His constant travel companions are lovely wife, musical theater singer Ryu Seung Joo and his three adorable kiddos eldest six year old daughter Taylor (Tae Rin) four year old son Asher William (Tae Oh) and soon to be turning two years old youngest daughter Ellysen Victoria (Tae Ra).
Just how endearing they all look (take note of Asher's big Say Ahh smile) in my personal photo taken of them during his Media Day held at Warung Kapitolyo restaurant last August 4th.
It was also quite a challenge taking photos because the kids are at times uncontrollable with their poses depending on their current mood which was very understandable.
The Kim family got featured in the Korean variety show Oh! My Baby from 2014-2016 wherein their family life was documented and shared with the public. Those were the years Ricky was also busy with his Korean dramas "Cunning Single Lady" and "Falling for Innocence".
But despite the demands of showbiz work, Ricky always makes sure that "I am a husband first, then a father and an actor, producer, director and entertainer."
Thanks to social media like Instagram, Ricky's phone is full of crazy fun photos of him and his wife with their kids which he openly shares and updates in his IG handle @rickykimkorea .
These will be the moments that they will look back with utmost joy and gratitude for being this tightly-knit family they are now and for many years to come.
How I adore this mother with her children shot of Ryu Seung Joo. I admire her passion and loving devotion in bringing up the kids while being the partner, best friend, confidante, inspiration and source of love and energy of husband Ricky.
Part of their Manila itinerary is their very first semi-intimate Family Meet to take place at the SM Fashion Hall of Megamall on August 5 at 6pm dubbed, "Daddy's Day Out". If you want to see Ricky and Seung Joo upclose especially with the Tae Tae Kids, please do go and let's show our support to this loving family who's mom and dad first met here in the Philippines some ten years ago during a volunteer mission.
"Yes, I met my wife here in the Philippines back in 2007 and it's been wow, ten years since. That's why your country holds a very special spot in my heart." he reminisced.
"And I want to return as often as possible, like twice a year, so I can help more people and simply give back!"
My rare groupie snap with the very warm and nice Seung Joo with Tae Oh and Tae Rin. Thank you so much for being an admirable family.
May you continue to move and inspire other couples and families to become like you, doing and sharing unforgettable moments together.