Rising Star Kim Dong Hee Opens up About His Difficult Childhood Under the Care of His Single Mother

“I don’t think there was a time that wasn’t difficult.” – Kim Dong Hee

The power rookie, Kim Dong Hee, who recently rose to fame through dramas such as Itaewon Class and Extracurricular made an appearance on tvN’s You Quiz on the Block where he opened up about his family background.

When asked about what kind of person he is, Kim Dong Hee confessed that his life was not easy growing up.

He then went on to share that his mother was a single mother who had a difficult time raising him.

I wanted to talk about this one day. It’s just me and my mother. And she had a really hard time raising me by herself. I don’t think there was a time that wasn’t difficult.

– Kim Dong Hee

Kim Dong Hee also explained that his mother was his age now when she became a mother, and how that breaks his heart.

When my mother became a mother, she was around my age now. When I think about it now, it hurts my heart. She didn’t have a youth.

– Kim Dong Hee

And now that his career is taking off, Kim Dong Hee revealed his wishes to pay his mother back.

She’s very young, and there is a lot she hasn’t tried in her life. What I want to do now is make sacrifices so that I can give her her youth back.

– Kim Dong Hee

Due to Kim Dong Hee’s appearance as well as the roles he has played, fans expressed their surprise that he didn’t have a smooth upbringing or family life.

Some of the comments include, “I thought he had a fortunate upbringing because of his role on Sky Castle, but I guess not“, “My heart aches“, and “His mother must be happy to have a son who’s that warm and good-looking“.

Source: Dispatch