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'They have nothing to do with each other anymore', broken up couples in showbiz

2008/01/09 | 12694 views | Permalink | Source

In Korean language, a little stroke in 'nim' (lover) makes 'nam' (unrelated person).
The official couples in the entertainment industry are the subject of envies from the public. An excessive interest from media and fans also acts as a heavy burden upon their shoulders. It's great for them if they could keep their love, but there are far too many who end up break up.

Recently, the news of Han Ji-hyeLee Dong-gun' separation had been reported. The following is the list of couples who had been together in the past, but is now separated.

Lee Dong-gun and Han Ji-hye
The news of Lee Dong-gunHan Ji-hye couple's separation was reported recently. The couple met for the first time in KBS 2TV "Sweet 18" in early 2004 and developed a good impression on each other, which eventually turned into a romantic relationship. They maintained their relationship for last 4 years and Lee Dong-gun officially revealed his relationship with Han Ji-hye in his fan café last April. However, the couple broke up a month ago and is avoiding mentioning the exact cause of their separation. At the moment, Han Ji-hye is concentrating on her acting career, starring in KBS 1TV "Likable or Not" ("I Hate You, But It's Fine") and Lee Dong-gun is troubled between joining the army and his next drama.

Ji Sung and Park Sol-mi
Actor couple Ji Sung and Park Sol-mi began their relationship while they were co-starring in SBS drama "All In" in 2003. After 3 years of passionate relationship, the couple broke up and Ji Sung made an official announcement that it is all his faults that the relationship had ended and he is sorry for hurting Park Sol-mi. At that time, he was serving in the army and has recently completed his military service. He is now starring MBC medical drama, "New Heart".

Eric Mun and Park Si-yeon
The news of separation between singer-actor, Eric Mun and actor Park Si-yeon was made to public last April. The couple continued their relation for about 2 years from early 2005. However, due to difference in their characters, the couple decided to break up and remain as colleagues. At the time, Park Si-yeon went to Thailand alone for a week to overcome the pain of parting and settle her disturbed mind. When she came back, Park Si-yeon concentrated on her film "a LOVE" and Eric was strengthening his place in the drama industry with MBC drama "Que Sera, Sera"

Lee Jung-jae and Kim Min-hee
The stylish couple Lee Jung-jae and Kim Min-hee, the two people got close when they starred in a CF of a certain mobile carrier in October 2003. As Kim Min-hee helped Lee Jung-jae out, who was having a hard time after ending his previously relationship, their friendship developed into a romantic relationship. Lee Jung-jae officially admitted his relationship with Kim Min-hee in February 2004 and the couple became a subject of envy by others when they made appearance together in official events. However, they broke up in 2006 after 3 years of relationship. The official reason of the separation is yet to be cleared. Now, they are both working actively in film and drama industry.

Hyun Bin and Hwang Ji-hyun
Hyun Bin and Hwang Ji-hyun couple only lasted a year when they officially broke up last May. Hwang Ji-hyun's agency explained the reason for the break up that, "Ever since the couple got together there were rumours saying 'the relationship is a carefully planned strategy to help Hwang Ji-hyun, who is a new face, with Hyun Bin's popularity' and also for Hwang Ji Hyeon, being 'Hyun Bin's Girlfriend' placed a limitation on her work". After their break up, Hwang Ji-hyun focused on her drama, MBC "9 End 2 Outs".

Cho Seung-woo and Kang Hye-jung
Cho Seung-woo and Kang Hye-jung were the No. 1 couple on the Korean film industry. When the rumours about their relationship came out to public in 2004, they admit it with a full confidence. They showed off their relationship when they mentioned each other's name in various film festivals and appeared together in the film "Love Phobia" in 2006. When they broke up, their agencies revealed that "They decided to break up for the better future, to concentrate more on their works and careers". Ever since, Kang Hye-jung and Cho Seung-woo worked intensively in various dramas, films and musical productions.

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