On the March 15 airing of 'Mr. House Husband', Eli and his wife visited his parents' house in the United States for the first time since they officially got married.
The family spent quality time together and also engaged in sincere conversations. During dinner, Eli carefully commented, "My parents must've been very upset because I went on and registered for marriage without them knowing."
His mother responded, "I was upset but what can I do? I have to respect my son's decision." Eli's father also stated, "Yeah, we were upset. I even said that I will only see my son and not Yeon Soo (Eli's wife)."
However, Eli's father revealed that his mind changed after a phone call. He explained, "But I remember it was when you were in Japan for a concert. I was talking on the phone with you and I said, 'Son, you know I love you, right?' and you said, 'Dad, I love Yeon Soo'. Then I felt like we can end up facing a situation where we no longer see each other, and I couldn't let that happen."
During the interview, Eli's father further explained, "It felt like the sky was crashing down. At first, I didn't really know who she was."
Eli's mother shed tears and revealed, "My son told me ahead of time before the news officially broke out. I didn't know what to do. I couldn't eat for a week. I was against it because of the age difference but I couldn't just keep rejecting. After I accepted, my daughter-in-law seemed very beautiful. She's very nice."
Back in 2015, Eli surprised many with his sudden marriage news with girlfriend 11 years his senior.