After years on hiatus, Sunye has officially left the Wonder Girls.
Sunye has been a member of the Wonder Girls since the group debuted in 2007. She served as the group's leader and main vocalist during her time in the group, reports Jpopasia.
In 2013, Sunye married James Park, a Canadian man she had been dating for 2 years. After getting married, the idol went on hiatus and moved to Canada to focus on married life.
Doubts about Sunye's return to the group have been persistent since her hiatus began. With her decision to do missionary work in Haiti and the birth of her child, it became increasingly unlikely that she would be returning.
Sunye wrote a letter to her fans to commemorate her departure from the group:
Hello “Wonderful” whom I always thankful to!
I think this will be the last letter I’ll be leaving here as a member of Wonder Girls..
I have nothing to say but to thank you for being part of this journey with me for the last eight years.
How can I just specifically say what I’m thankful for.. Looking back at all the memories and the times I’ll be reminded in the future, I can only say that I have a great debt to your guys’ love that I’ll never be able to pay back and also great love for all the times you guys stuck with me.
I’ll never be able to forget all over the love and cheers you all have given me!
I can only thank you and say I’ll always be thankful.
I know you all have a lot to say.
Also have a lot to ask.
I know that I can’t tell you all of it now..
But all I want to say for the last time is that I’m really thankful for all the years..
And to tell all of you to cheer on each members of the Wonder Girls who have been training hard for the last three years to appear in front of you all soon
I also apologize for not being responsible and being a lacking leader!
With my members and all of my fans, I had many memorable experiences and had important awakenings.
In the future, I’ll live on as a responsible mother and wife of a family.
I know you all won’t be able to see me as a member of Wonder Girls.. but I’ll make my return as a more improved self when it is a good time for me
To all my “Wonderful,” who always think deep and are thoughtful and patient,
I hope you all cheer each member of the Wonder Girls like you all have been doing and I ask you all to respect their decision in the journey ahead!
And again, I want to send a sincere thank you to all of you.
Thank you “Wonderful!”
In addition to Sunye's departure, Sohee has also officially withdrawn from the group. The idol previously announced she was leaving the group to pursue her acting career.
The Wonder Girls will be returning from a 3-year hiatus in August as a 4-member group. Former group member Sunmi will be joining Yubin, Yenny and Lim for the group's highly anticipated return.