Jun Ji Hyun and husband Choi Joon Hyuk deny divorce rumours; warns legal action against those spreading malicious allegations

Korean actress Jun Ji Hyun and her husband Choi Joon Hyuk are dismissing reports of an impending divorce after rumours of his alleged infidelity surfaced online. It was reported that the businessman uploaded an edit of a scene from ‘Slam Dunk’ and reworded it to say, “I want to be Jun Ji Hyun’s husband!” This is believed to be in response to the reports that he doesn’t want to be married to Jun. According to a statement released by her agency, the allegations about an impending divorce are ‘baseless’. Referring to the broadcast aired on Garo Sero Institute’s live stream on June 2, the statement indicated that the information that is being circulated is very different from the truth and dubbed it as “intentional malicious rumours”. The star also claimed that her team is trying to find out the truth behind the distorted information being circulated and warned of “strong legal action”. She also took a stand against the “false information” being circulated through various news articles and comments.

The Garo Sero Institute report claimed that Jun Ji Hyun and her husband are on the verge of a divorce, but the star is refusing to proceed with the formalities as it could allegedly harm her commercial deals and could lead to heavy penalty fees being imposed due to negative press. While the report claimed that Choi Joon Hyuk has already moved out of their marital home, rumours of their separation have been doing the rounds. It was also reported that the couple has been given six months to work out their differences and fix the marriage. Meanwhile, other scandalous reports claim that there may have been another woman coming in between their marriage, leading up to the split. Jun Ji Hyun and Choi Joon Hyuk tied the knot in 2012. They are parents to two boys.

Actress Jun Ji Hyun and husband spark divorce rumours after alleged separation in last year

Popular Korean actress Jun Ji Hyun became the talk of the town after her divorce rumours with banker husband, Choi Joon Hyuk spread like a wildfire. It all started when the hosts of the Garo Sero Institute Youtube channel claimed that the couple has been separated since December last year, however, it’s Jun Ji Hun who is refusing to proceed with the divorce arrangements while her husband has already moved out of their residence. According to the live stream, the ‘Legend Of The Blue Sea’ actress isn’t favouring legal divorce due to its possible negative impact on her career, including her signed projects, commercials and other brand campaigns. Apart from bringing bad press to the bands, the actress is also likely to avoid the divorce because of her two children with Choi Joon Hyuk. However, things are different for Jun Ji Hyun’s husband as he is reportedly seeking a divorce because of his affair. Reports also added that the 39-years-old actress is now allegedly considering moving abroad. .Jun Ji Hyun tied the knot with her non-celebrity husband, Choi Joon Hyuk in April 2012 at the Shilla Hotel in Jangchung-dong province of Seoul, South Korea. Later the couple was blessed with two sons who are 3 and 5 years of age currently. Choi Joon Hyuk is the grandson of ace hanbok designer Lee Young Hee and the son of designer Lee Jung Woo.

5 K-drama actresses who married ultra-rich husbands: from Jun Ji-hyun and Claudia Kim, to ‘Korean Barbie doll’ Han Chae-young, Lee Si-young and Shin Joo-ah

K-drama darling Jun Ji-hyun tied the knot with Choi Joon-hyuk, who is now the CEO of Alpha Assets – but the pair knew each other from their junior school days Claudia Kim, the star of Hollywood blockbusters Avengers and Harry Potter’s Fantastic Beasts, wed the former GM of WeWork Korea, Matthew Shampine

If you’re a K-drama fan, you’ve probably swooned over the heart-fluttering romantic moments in your favourite shows. But Korean actresses often live out their own versions of these scenes in real life, with glamorous weddings and even lavish proposals from their wealthy beaus. Meet five Korean actresses who made headlines when they tied the knot with some of the country’s richest men.

1. Jun Ji-hyun

In 2012, one of Korea’s all-time favourite actresses and CF queen Jun Ji-hyun married Choi Joon-hyuk, whom she knew since junior school. Her husband comes from a prestigious family – his grandmother Lee Young-hee was a famous hanbok designer and his grandfather ran a steel business.

After working for Bank of America, he joined his family business and became CEO and later largest shareholder of Alpha Assets in 2020. According to Maeil Business Newspaper, business is booming as sales revenues increased by seven times to 10.9 billion South Korean won (US$9.1 million) a year after he took the lead.

What’s more than K-drama-like is his proposal: he took Jun to Japan for a surprise trip and popped the question. Also, we can’t not point out that he has the looks of an actor too.

2. Soo-hyun

Soo-hyun, also known by her English name Claudia Kim, rose to fame after her Hollywood roles in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. She married Korean-American businessman Cha Min-geun (also known as Matthew Shampine) who used to be the general manager of WeWork Korea.

According to Korea’s JoongAng Daily, he joined WeWork at the very beginning and rose to directing the start-up in Korea. The couple had their wedding at Shilla Hotel, which is known as one of the most expensive wedding venues in the country.

3. Han Chae-young

Dubbed “Korean Barbie doll”, Han Chae-young became popular after acting in the 2005 drama series Delightful Girl Chun-hyang. In 2007, she married Korean-American businessman Choi Dong-joon who comes from a wealthy financier family. Choi is known to the public as the vice-president of Medcare Korea and CEO of a tech company HBK.

Just like Jun and her husband, the pair knew each other before Han’s acting debut in 2000, meeting in 1998, when they were both in the US, according to her agency.

Choi’s big marriage proposal also made headlines as he spent around 7 billion South Korean won (almost US$6 million), gifting her a five carat diamond ring and a luxurious sports car. After a lavish wedding, the pair moved into a 5,000 sq ft marital home in Cheongdam-dong.

4. Lee Si-young

Lee Si-young is one of the most social media savvy actresses out there and has more than 10 million followers on Tiktok, the first Korean actress to achieve that number. And while Lee keeps up with social media trends, her husband Cho Seung-hyun has a similarly savvy business sense: he is the owner of a successful restaurant franchise. Cho built his business from the ground up during his 20s and saw a yearly sales revenue of around 2.5 billion Korean won (around US$2.13 million) in 2021, according to Chosun Ilbo.

His F&B business includes a rooftop bar in Cheongdam-dong, a Korean barbecue restaurant and more. He even opened a salad shop for his wife! The couple tied the knot in 2017 while Lee was 14 weeks into her pregnancy.

5. Shin Joo-ah

After making her television debut in 2004, Shin Joo-ah grabbed the media’s attention when she married a second-generation Chinese-Thai tycoon in 2014. After meeting her husband Sarawut Rachanakul through a mutual friend while she was travelling, they connected quickly – thanks to her husband’s caring personality, according to Shin’s past interviews.

With her husband’s successful family business – JBP International Paint – Shin now lives in Thailand and often shares her luxurious lifestyle and the family’s grand mansion on her social media.

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