Ku Hye Sun And Ahn Jae Hyun’s Agency Releases Official Statement About Divorce + Ku Hye Sun Responds
Updated August 18 KST:
Since the release of the official statement by HB Entertainment, Ku Hye Sun has shared her stance on her Instagram account. She wrote the caption, “Yesterday, I was in a rush to upload what I did because I expected official statements would be made today. Though we were in the process of talking about a divorce, we had not signed or agreed on a final decision yet. The official statement was made without consulting me. I wish to protect my family.”
The photo she shared is another text message she sent to Ahn Jae Hyun and the first one reads, “It says you’re on a call. Call me back,” at 1:40 a.m. KST. The next text was sent by Ku Hye Sun at 2:02 a.m. KST and reads as follows:
It says your line is still busy at this hour. I met and spoke with our board director today and I was told that you told the CEO that I had read KakaoTalk messages of you and the CEO badmouthing me, and that the faith I had in our marriage and our agency had been damaged. I don’t think it’s right for the agency to handle our divorce issue. And they stated that if I want it, they will terminate my contract and I think it’s right for me to leave the agency. I know that once I leave, rumors about a divorce would begin so I’m willing to get a divorce immediately, as you wanted. But if I leave the agency and we get a divorce, I will have no work so please send me the balance of our Yongin house. And let’s write down these promises with our lawyers and go through revisions on the divorce process. The reasons are the same as before. Your change of heart. Damage of trust. And I will accept that fact. Speak the truth. Send me the balance.
The Instagram post has been deleted as of 7 p.m. KST.
Ku Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun’s agency HB Entertainment has released an official statement regarding the couple’s marriage status.
On August 18, Ku Hye Sun revealed that her husband Ahn Jae Hyun wished to get a divorce, sharing screenshots of text messages they had exchanged. Their agency has now released an official statement regarding the issue and it reads as follows:
Hello, this is HB Entertainment.
We wish to give an explanation regarding the situation between our label actors Ku Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun that was publicized today on August 18.
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.
As the agency of the two actors, we respected the decision they made after long and sincere talks over the past couple of months, and we hoped that they would lead happier lives separately in the future.
Ku Hye Sun recently appointed a lawyer and drafted a divorce agreement, which she then sent to Ahn Jae Hyun and requested that he also quickly appoint a lawyer and go through the necessary steps. Ku Hye Sun expressed that she wished to file for the divorce in August, and complete the divorce process by September.
And along with the divorce agreement, Ku Hye Sun sent over a draft of the statement she would be distributing to the press.
However, we came across an article earlier today that had Ku Hye Sun’s social media post [regarding the divorce] and both Ahn Jae Hyun and our agency were taken aback by it. As her post omitted the fact that the divorce was based on a mutual agreement after serious conversations, and simply stated that she did not want a divorce, we regrettably feel the need to explain the process despite this being their private life.
Though this is a part of their private life, we simply wish, as their agency, that neither side is hurt by this.
We apologize for causing concern to so many people.
Along with the official statement, HB Entertainment included a screenshot of the drafted statement that Ku Hye Sun was planning on giving to the press after the news of the divorce was publicized, and the draft reads as follows:
Hello, this is Ku Hye Sun.
First, I am deeply apologetic for bringing bad news to people who have loved me, and showed their support for my newlywed and married life.
Ahn Jae Hyun and I have agreed to end our marriage and we have started the process of filing for a divorce, and we submitted our request to divorce with the Seoul Family Court on August [date left blank], 2019. We have loved each other and been happy. However, we have also learned that there is a gap between us, and we wished to end things on happier terms before that distance widened, and we thought it would be best to walk our separate paths.
Regarding our divorce, as we each have our own personal lives and we will each continue our acting careers in the future, we ask that it be left as a personal matter and we wish for no baseless speculation or unnecessary misunderstandings.
I will work harder to repay your love with better projects and activities in the future.
From Ku Hye Sun.
Top photo credits: Xportsnews.