On June 9, Eli shared a handwritten letter through U-KISS' official SNS. He expressed great appreciation to everyone for all the love and support they've shown his new family. His letter reads as follows:
I am greeting everyone for the first time in a year with our 11th mini album! A lot of things have happened up until now, right? There were good news, but in my opinion they were more surprising and shocking news~ I always feel sorry toward our U-KISS members, and even more sorry toward KISS me~ Did everyone have a hard time because of me? The struggle is probably still ongoing, but thank you so much for always cheering me on, and loving the U-KISS members. Thanks to you guys, I was able to participate in this album. Also, I've been away from SNS, but you guys still came to my 'Simply' recording, worrying and cheering for me. I am greatly touched, and so thankful. I will work harder for you guys who have waited for this promotion. I am going to appear not only on music programs, but also on variety shows, and the V APP! Please look forward to it. To be honest, I am very nervous, and also a bit afraid. But since KISS me are cheering on for me, I will smile without worrying about others. I can do that right? Thank you. I love you guys!
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Oh! And recently, KISS me's niece was born ^^; His Korean name is undecided, but his English name is Michael. ^^ hehehe Please, give a lot of love~ He is assured with so many aunts around! ^^ Even though my baby was born, I will do my best to not let it affect my schedules and the U-KISS members, so please cheer me on! ^^ I sincerely appreciate you guys. My KISS me sisters! I love you! Forever! ^^
Meanwhile, Eli officially married his wife in 2014, and welcomed a baby boy on June 8, 2016.