Seven had previously denied rumours that they were a couple in order to protect Park's privacy and let the relationship grow naturally.
He often sings with a vibrato in his voice that American R&B singers are known for, and also incorporates beatboxing into many of his songs such as "Passion." Se7en maintains an adamant belief that he should not lipsync during his live performances.
In June 2009, Seven acknowledged on his website that he and actress Park Han-byul had been in a relationship for seven years, with the couple having first met when they were seniors in high school.
At the same time, five other celebrity recruits were sentenced to 4 days military jail for possessing cellphones, and one was sentenced to 10 days probation for leaving to watch a movie after hours.
The incident caused a severe backlash, and caused the Ministry of Defense to abolish the Celebrity Soldier unit.
They left as soon as they realized that it was a parlor for prostitution.
Both received ten days in military jail for their actions.
His 2nd track 'Digital Bounce' featured the rapping skills of Big Bang's T. Throughout his comeback, Seven attended many variety shows and even featured in fellow labelmate 2NE1's hit reality show 2NE1TV, where he described his hardships in America and his hiatus.
Seven ended his promotions on the October 30, 2010.
On October 14, he released the mini-album I Am Seven (stylized I Am Se7en), his first album in over four years, along with the title track, "Give It to Me", and its music video.
Seven accepted the lead role for the Korean drama Goong S, a spinoff of the drama Goong.
Korean actor Song Joong-ki and actress Song Hye-kyo were seen in Bali together and rumors of them dating have started up again.