I was just thinking, was there really a need for Alex to come off the show because he wanted to concentrate on his music career? I’m not a musician, etc but maybe it does consume your entire time. But look at Solbi, she has so many shows where she’s a host and she even has a role in a drama currently showing on MBC. She still has time to come on We Got Married which I believe takes up two days, one day to record the scene and another day for the studio.
One reason could be that Alex had during the course of the show found it hard to contain his growing feelings for Shin Ae. The show was originally setup to enact how newly-weds behave in situations assigned to them via mission envelopes and then the couples take it from there, probably the only scripted part. How the situation pans out is according to their own personalities.
All in all, Alex is probably someone who is very a very good lover and once he gets started, he won’t inhibit himself. He must have probably fell for Shin Ae unassuming charms along the way. But it’s hard for him because he has to remind himself that it’s just a show, not reality. But as it went on, it became harder and harder for him to control his feelings. Cue the kissing scene during their picnic outing, he was just filled with an indomitable spirit.
Thus before he hurts Shin Ae further, before she falls for him further, it was better for him to cut ties with her. Whether it’s for his career or he did not want to play out his relationship in the public, we wouldn’t really know.
Or maybe the producers decided that a change was due anyway since they always love to do it for variety shows and inject some freshness. They probably asked Alex if he was agreeable to it and he said yes.
Alex is lucky that he isn’t an idol star like Andy who is now like under media and netizen scrutiny over his every move. By being off the show, Alex isn’t subjected to much intense scrutiny except for the odd paparazzi.
Another thing is that he has taken a radio show vacated by Sung Shi Kyung and there’s also unconfirmed news that he’s in Japan to record his album. So yeah.
Either way, it doesn’t feel like Alex and Shin Ae would be back unless another couple is cut from the present line-up. And even if Alex decides to return, will Shin Ae really want to come back on again seeing how fragile her heart is with regards to relationships? What if Alex is free to come back on but Shin Ae has something to do then…There’s always a scheduling conflict possibility.
Alex ♥ Shin Ae