It seems like 2019 is the year of breakups, indeed. A few days ago, news broke out that Korean power couple Ku Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun were getting a divorce. And even though the divorce isn't final yet, there's been a lot of drama because 1) no one saw this coming, and 2) Hye Sun stated that she didn't want a divorce at all!
Here, let's look back at their relationship through this detailed timeline:
2015: They starred in the supernatural medical drama Blood!
The series premiered on March 2, 2015, and told the story of a vampire named Park Ji Sang (Jae Hyun), who also happens to be a doctor! Because he believes in the "sanctity of human life," he doesn't harm people and only drinks from blood pacts. He ends up falling for one of his fellow doctors, the snooty Yoo Ri Ta (Hye Sun).
March 2016: Jae Hyun and Hye Sun confirmed that they're dating!
Hye Sun avoided Jae Hyun at first, but eventually fell for him, too. At that time, Hye Sun was 31 years old, while Jae Hyun was 29.
Hye Sun was "sick and tired" of dating, and shared during a 2019 interview: "I was exhausted due to breakups and felt as if I was being destroyed and like I was abusing myself, so I promised myself that I wouldn't date for some time. After some time passed and I felt like I had regained peace, a young man kept looking at me."
May 21, 2016: The couple tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony.
That same day, they went to a children's hospital and donated their money for a good cause instead of spending it on their honeymoon!
February to March 2017: Hye Sun and Jae Hyun starred in the reality TV series Newlywed Diary.
The show gave the public a glimpse of their *super cute* married life! Watch the first episode's teaser here:
February 3, 2017: Jae Hyun talked about their first kiss.
In one episode of Newlywed Diary, Jae Hyun described their first kiss, which Hye Sun initiated! "It was in Ms. Ku's car. It was on the day of our kiss scene, before the take. [When she kissed me,] I jumped out of the car jokingly saying, "You're crazy, you're crazy!'"
September 21, 2018: Hye Sun said that she wants their ~future child~ to take after her!
Soompi reported that during her guesting on Talk Nomad, Hye Sun revealed, "I want [the child] to look like me! 100 percent! My husband has strengths, but I would like for [the child] to resemble me. If [the child] resembles me, it'll have a spirit of independence."
August 18, 2019: Hye Sun revealed that Jae Hyun wants a divorce—and she doesn't.
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Hye Sun wrote that their marriage had lost its spark. Her husband wanted to get separated, but for her part, she wanted to stay married (OMG, this breaks our heart)! She added that Jae Hyun's representatives would soon be releasing reports that are untrue.
Hye Sun also posted screenshots of her conversation with Jae Hyun, which showed her pleading with him to talk to her mom about their divorce. Hye Sun said in the caption, "My mother has received a shock and is not in good health, which is why I have posted these words. I'm sorry."
Here's a translated transcript from a Hye Sun fan account:
August 18, 2019: Their agency released an official statement about the couple's divorce.
Later that day, HB Entertainment announced: "Despite the encouragement and expectations of many, the two actors recently reached a point where they felt they could no longer maintain their marriage due to various issues, and after a serious conversation, they both agreed to get a divorce."
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