Dispatch Reveals Past Texts Between Ku Hye Sun And Ahn Jae Hyun
In the midst of ongoing public conflict between Ahn Jae Hyun and Ku Hye Sun over getting a divorce, Dispatch got a hold of text messages exchanged between the couple throughout the past two years and conducted forensic analysis.
Dispatch revealed some of the text messages that provide background information on the timeline of their relationship. Digital forensics confirmed that the messages have not been fabricated or edited.
To provide context, Dispatch revealed that, as wished by Ku Hye Sun, the couple moved from Seoul to Yongin in March 2017. As drama filming usually takes place in Seoul, Ahn Jae Hyun rented a separate home in Seoul to live in while he was working on dramas.
Read the messages translated by Soompi below in chronological order (Ahn Jae Hyun is referred to as “A,” and Ku Hye Sun is referred to as “K.”)
September 1, 2018
K: Honey, I am going to sleep. I love you. Good luck with work, baby.
A: I’m not a baby. I just finished. I love you, honey. I am called out [for work] early in the morning again.
K: I love you. Sleep quickly.
A: I love you. Honey.
September 10, 2018
A: (Sends photo of the sky) It is pretty like your artwork.
K: I saw. It’s pretty.
A: Ah pretty. Honey, are you eating meat right now?
K: Yes. Honey, I love you.
A: I love you, Honey. I am on my way home.
September 28, 2018
K: Honey, I am sorry.
A: Why are you sorry?
K: I am sorry for getting angry.
A: hehe It’s okay. Don’t be sorry.
October 23, 2018
Ahn Jae Hyun was unable to keep a promise.
K: You don’t remember that I told you that my mom is coming tonight, right?
A: I’m sorry. How should we resolve this? I am sorry for not having listened attentively.
A: It is raining, and the weather is a mess. My heart feels like the weather. I am sorry. If you don’t want to see me, should I give [an object] to [person’s name]?
March 11, 2019
Ahn Jae Hyun invited a director of their agency to their home. Ku Hye Sun sent these texts from the second floor of their home.
K: When we move, register the apartment under my name so no one can come over. I request this of you.
K: You invite people over whenever because the home is registered under your name. Change it to my name.
A: How could that be? I invited [the director] over because I wanted to talk more regarding my drama tomorrow.
K: It is 3 a.m.
K: How much do you disregard me to do something like this, right? When we live together?
K: Think in my point of view before texting me.
A: When did I disregard you?
K: I don’t have any more to say, so let’s not text anymore. Don’t respond. I am going to sleep.
April 30, 2019
Ahn Jae Hyun drank with staff members
K: I am unhappy. You didn’t call me a single time, and now at 1 a.m., you tell me so easily that you’re drinking.
K: Am I an easy person to you? Do not disregard me.
A: I’m sorry, honey. We are all drinking together right now. I’m sorry.
A: I didn’t drink a lot. I was more like that because I am quite sober. I’m sorry.
K: When you get home, put out all of the recycling that’s in the shoe closet, the trash on the porch, and the food waste in the kitchen.
A: Okay, I will.
May 12, 2019
K: Thinking about it carefully, I don’t think we should live like this. My feelings have also faded.
K: I was thinking about what we should do with Anju. I will take [the cat].
K: I’m sorry that there’s a bunch of drawings piled up at home. I think it would also be better if I pay you back.
K: Anyway, my feelings are similar to yours.
A: Okay. Thank you for taking care of Anju.
May 19, 2019
K: Yes. Honey.
K: I am sad and lonely.
A: I’m sorry.
K: What are you sorry for?
A: For a lot.
K: You are sorry because you don’t love me anymore.
K: I am so distraught. Goodbye. I hope you meet a good person.
July 1, 2019
The following messages were exchanged on July 1, Ahn Jae Hyun’s birthday, at around 1 p.m.:
A: The radish soup was really good. Thank you.
K: You’re welcome~ Happy birthday.
A: Thanks. It was really good.
K: Yeah. I’ll make it for you more often when you’re finished with your diet.
At 2 p.m., Ku Hye Sun sent messages to Ahn Jae Hyun after seeing a video of his surprise birthday party.
K: So you were late yesterday because you were at [your stylist’s] place shaking your butt with joy and drinking with those people.
K: Then you got home and begged for a divorce? I’m seriously losing all affection for you. You should have just not come home.
K: I feel sad for my hands for making radish soup for you in the morning.
K: After you pinched my nipples all those times, you want to divorce me because they aren’t sexy? If you want to be respected, respect your wife first.
A: [The video’s] from today.
K: You’re driving me crazy with your requests for a divorce.
A: I went in for a fitting and they congratulated me.
K: You’re always so brusque with me. Why did you come home then? You were having fun there.
A: I’m sorry for being different when I’m home and when I’m outside.
A: I’m at a [script] reading. Let’s talk again later.
Ahn Jae Hyun then called Ku Hye Sun, but she didn’t pick up.
K: Can we text instead?
A: I don’t want to.
K: You just said you were sorry for being different when you’re at home and when you’re outside. It’s more uncomfortable to talk on the phone right now.
K: I’m uncomfortable with talking on the phone.
A: We had dinner after the [script] reading. We’re on our way to a second round now.
K: I held it in even though I was about to burst with anger for having made soup in the morning for someone who wouldn’t stop talking about a divorce the moment he got home yesterday.
K: Then I saw the video and exploded.
K: You went drinking with them yesterday too, didn’t you?
A: Yeah. I had a meal with the staff. I didn’t even have time to have lunch while working. Then I had dinner.
K: So you got home drunk and ordered me to cut a watermelon for you.
K: And you ignored me when I cut my hand on the knife and begged me for a divorce because I’m not sexy?
A: You’re saying everything to your advantage.
K: To my advantage? I’m saying the truth as it is. What did I do wrong?
K: What did I do wrong? I want to know.
A: I ordered you to cut a watermelon for me?
K: Yeah. You said, “Cut this.”
A: Honey. If you don’t like me, just say you don’t like me.
A: What do you mean by “order.” You’re not even someone who would listen if I ordered you to do something.
A: You say everything [you want] with a smile. Then you tell me I ordered you.
A: It all depends on how you say things. I don’t know what to tell you.
A: It’s really upsetting for me to hear these things on my birthday.
A: You don’t even pick up your phone. What is it that you want to hear, and what do you want me to apologize for?
K: I heard [from you] that you wanted a divorce on [your] birthday.
A: I said that on your birthday?
K: No, yours.
July 11, 2019
To check the validity of Ku Hye Sun’s statement that Ahn Jae Hyun had betrayed her trust, Dispatch revealed a section of their conversation that contains the word ‘trust.’
K: You told me you went to Dongbaek, Yongin yesterday.
K: You met Kyuhyun. What was that about?
A: We met in the evening after I got my medication.
K: Are we really a married couple? This is too much.
K: I was being considerate when I let you [live in] the neighborhood of Cheongdam to focus on acting, but if you’re going to live however you want like that, just come back home.
K: And from now on, truthfully tell me where you’re going in advance. With texts.
K: When are you coming back? Let’s promise on a date.
K: And I don’t like it when you go to your stylist’s home without your manager.
K: I don’t want you to go there.
A: Okay. I understand.
K: Pack your stuff and come in next Monday.
K: Why aren’t you responding?
A: I’m thinking.
K: You’ve betrayed me trust like this. How many times is this already? But you’re thinking?
K: In this situation, I can’t respect your thoughts.
K: I want you to know that my act of kindness in hope of your improvement in acting wasn’t meant for you to live however you want like this.
K: So when are you coming back?
K: Did you share these texts with [person’s name] too?
A: Why would I share this kind of thing.
K: So stop behaving in a way that leads to misunderstandings.
K: When are you coming?
K: Why are you making me wait for your response? Will you please respond quickly?
A: I want to stay here longer.
K: You can’t do that. If you’re going to live like that.
K: You’ve already lost my trust.
A: I’m going to stay here until the drama ends.
K: Then can you change your behavior?
A: What behavior??
K: Message me who you’re with and what you’re doing from the moment you wake up until you go to sleep.
A: Okay. Yeah.
K: Focus on acting and tell me in detail while keeping your tension.
A: Okay. Yeah.
K: Why aren’t you texting me?
A: I’m just reading my script.
K: With whom and where?
A: Alone in Cheongdam.
K: You said you’d text me when you go somewhere else.
A: I got here a little while ago. When we were texting in the day.
K: Don’t forget to [text me].
K: I’m doing this because I can’t trust you anymore. I hope you’ll do your best.
A: Okay, I understand.
July 19, 2019
K: What made you change? It’s because of me, isn’t it? Where is my affectionate and cute husband?
A: Are you drinking?
K: No. I’m just here. But we had fun.
A: I thought you drank alcohol
K: You must have been unhappy. What happened to the light-hearted fool? Where is my sweet baby? Where is the little kid that treated me well?
A: I think my depression while living in Yongin was a big part of it.
K: Honey. We were happy. Maybe you were depressed because your relationships with people became complicated.
A: I myself don’t really know.
K: For me, I was really hurt. My heart. I don’t think I’ll be able to forget.
A: It did. You were also hurt.
K: I cried so much that it felt like my heart was being torn. Is that why you changed?
A: I wasn’t able to find a reason.
K: You grew so apart [from me]. The person who loved me, you, no longer exists. I don’t know what I should do.
K: Give me money. I’m going to be independent. Live comfortably by yourself.
A: I should give you money. It’s your dream [to live independently] after all.
K: Once the building is finished being built, I’m going to live in Yangpyeong [county]. You can live freely in the apartment, inviting people over to your heart’s content.
July 25, 2019
K: I don’t want to get a divorce.
A: I want to [get a divorce].
K: Is your heart set [on it]?
K: Give me 100 million won (approximately $82,700).
K: Honey. Why did you change? Let’s make an effort.
A: It’s going to be hard for me. I’m sorry.
K: I’m not going to do it. I’m sorry. You can’t [get a] divorce by yourself.
A: Please divorce me.
K: I can’t [get a divorce], not while my father is still alive. I’m sorry. Let’s just live as strangers like this.
K: I’m going to live in the apartment until the house is finished being built, so take care [of yourself] outside.
K: My father is the most precious to me. Even more than my own life. That’s why I can’t get a divorce.
K: And the interior here. The interior of the house in Yongin. The housework. The wedding fees. The donation fees. Give them all back.
A: I’ll give it all.
K: Then will you give me this apartment? Earn money and buy a new one.
A: I don’t have money yet.
K: But you can earn some. I thought you were going to give me everything? Aren’t you saying you’ll give me everything in return for getting a divorce?
A: I don’t have money.
K: Give me everything. When my father passes away, then I’ll [agree] to get a divorce.
K: Did you think divorce was that easy? You immature person.
K: Marriage isn’t a fantasy. You can’t just do whatever you feel like doing. That’s why I said let’s get married and not date.
K: It’s not like we’re non-celebrities. Get ahold of yourself. You can’t just drop [me] like a girlfriend. Because I don’t want to get a divorce.
K: There’s nothing you can do if I just keep living in this house. So come to your senses.
K: Your life. And my life – don’t be so rash about it.
K: In the case that even your grounds for divorce is a change of heart, it will be even harder to get a divorce. I won’t do it. Don’t forget that.
K: Look into [finding] a lawyer. They will tell you the same thing I did. Because I already looked into it. You don’t have to reply to my texts and don’t call me. Let’s just live like this for a long time. Bye~
July 28, 2019
K: Let’s discuss the divorce. Give me a call. I’ve changed my mind. My mind has been made up. So give me a call.
A: I’ll give you a call once I go home. I’m on the move right now.
K: Okay. All the words I’ve said before were out of anger or because I was drunk, so don’t mind [what I said]. I was really thankful and sorry, and I loved [you] a lot. I’ll try my best to get out of the house. Thanks for letting me live there.
A: I also loved you a lot. Don’t push yourself in regards to the house.
K: No, just give me a week. I’ll leave quickly. That way my heart will be at ease. Staying here makes me feel like a widow.
A: Move at your own convenience.
K: Okay. I’m going to do as you say. I respect your decision. The remaining portion is what I have to handle. I just have to do well. Let’s be strong.
A: Let’s be strong! Thanks.
July 29, 2019
K: I plan on organizing the facts as, “Ahn Jae Hyun requested a divorce due to difficulties of our marriage, and I decided to respect Ahn Jae Hyun’s decision.” And because I do not want the divorce, you have to give me alimony. It may be difficult for me to return [to work] for awhile. How much [money] are you thinking?
K: What do you want the reason to be? I think we should say honestly.
K: You are saying that your next project will be difficult because of that word, but I will not be able to work just because I got a divorce. Who would want to use me?
K: 30 million won (approximately $24,800) we donated for our wedding
1.5 million won (approximately $1,200) for our wedding meal
28 million won (approximately $23,000) for interior design of home in Geumho
8 million won (approximately $6,600) for interior design of home in Yongin
10 million won (approximately $8,300) for interior design of home in Geumho
29.2 million won (approximately $24,100) for housework
K: Of our three years of marriage, I just calculated two years worth with 40,000 won (approximately $33) per day. This includes taking care of the cat. I excluded the furniture purchases, living expenses, groceries, eating out, and food expenses. I also excluded the washing machine, refrigerator, and air conditioner purchased for my mom. It’s 106.7 million won total (approximately $88,200), but it’s 86 million won (approximately $71,700) excluding the 20 million won (approximately $16,500) I owe you.
K: When can you give me the money?
A: I’ll give it to you tomorrow.
A: Alright. It is the maximum of what I can give you right now.
K: Okay. I will pack my stuff and leave on August 5. I will leave Anju here.
A: Where are you going?
K: I’m not sure, but it shouldn’t matter to you now.
A: I’m sorry, okay.
K: It would make me sad to have negative reports released, so I can’t do it. I will say, “Our marriage was a precious time, and I was thankful for it.”
K: Be happy. Don’t be sad. Be strong. Please be happy.
A: You silly ..I’m sorry.
K: Why are you sorry. I am the one who is sorry
A: Can you get a house?
K: A house..I should get one.
K: How difficult must I have made it for you for you to leave. I’m sorry.
A: My bank balance is negative, but I could go further. Should I try to give you 100 million won (approximately $82,700)?
K: I hope you will be happy. You are more silly. Why would you do that…it’s okay…
K: My heart hurts.. I’m sorry.
K: Me too. My heart also hurts.
A: I wasn’t mature. I’m sorry.
K: Me too. I’m sorry for being upset. My heart really hurts. I thought you would return if I was better to you, but I waited and waited and you didn’t come..
A: I had lots of good memories, but also so many hurtful memories, so I listened to your song a lot. [The song] “Happy.”
August 7, 2019
K: I am not getting the divorce.
A: Why did you change your mind? I no longer want to live a depressed life. I am going to get divorced.
K: You were originally depressed. It’s not because of me. The life you have lived has been depressing. I’m not the cause of that.
K: I’m not getting divorced. Go out and live like that for the rest of your life.
A: I am the one who is depressed. I don’t want to ask you to take responsibility for my depression.
K: But it sounds like you’re saying it’s my fault. Overcome your depression.
A: Please let me go instead. I want to live alone.
K: Give me the house.
A: I already gave you 90 million won (approximately $74,400).
K: Your feelings changed, so you should leave with nothing.
A: It is money that I worked hard to earn. Don’t you think that this is too much? It’s not like I have money.
K: 90 million won is what I contributed to your assets that I got back. Don’t you think that you are the one who is too much?
A: My negative balance is already 130 million won (approximately $107,400).
K: A person who is living well is about to become known nationwide as a divorced woman. Leave with nothing.
A: My balance is negative even if I sell the Yongin house.
K: Then make money.
A: What are you trying to do?
K: It is not right for you to take what you want when you’re going to ruin my life.
A: Ruin your life?
K: Who are you to ruin my life?
A: Don’t blame everything on me.
K: What? What would I do? Have you cleaned the house a single time? I was never told that I worked hard to support you.
A: That’s why you took money for the housework. You calculated that and charged me the amount. Why are you saying “what” now?
K: It wouldn’t matter if I wasn’t a celebrity. I was just getting confirmation that I worked that much. I’m not saying that I am going to divorce you. Why would we get divorced? Since you left the house, just go live out. I don’t want to be a divorced woman.
A: I left so you can live comfortably with [the pets]. You said you would leave when the Yangpyeong house is built, so I left for you.
K: Oh thanks
A: And that’s not enough, so you’re asking me to give you the house?
K: You once said that it’s because you want to focus on acting.
K: Give me the house.
A: Of course. How could I focus there?
K: How will you pay for my damaged reputation?
A: Damaged reputation? Why would your reputation be damaged?
K: Because I am getting divorced.
K: What does you getting divorced have to do with your reputation?
K: Are we not celebrities? We make a living with our reputations.
K: We make a living with our names alone. Why are you so immature?
A: Do you not exist anymore when you get divorced? I am also getting divorced, but I’m not talking about my reputation.
K: You made the choice. I am the victim. What are you going to do if I can’t work in the future? You, who chose to get the divorce, can live the way you want, and since I am the victim, give me the house.
K: There is nothing that you are being wronged for. Think of it as taking responsibility for going around telling the entire country that you love me. You have revealed your true colors, so it’s truly shameful.
August 9, 2019
Ku Hye Sun previously stated that Ahn Jae Hyun and his agency CEO Moon Bo Mi had badmouthed her.
Below is a conversation shared between the CEO and Ahn Jae Hyun:
M: [Ku Hye Sun] keeps [bothering] me about how you opened the door [to Ku Hye Sun’s place] and entered [her home] three days ago… Why did you do that?
A: I was going to take Anju home.
A: The passcode had changed. She’s the one who opened the door for me.
M: [She said] you went before she changed the passcode. To have a drink together. TT
A: That’s nonsense. I went for the first time that day. Ah, she’s saying things strangely again.
M: It was a day or two before you went to get Anju.
A: I never went, besides when I went to give her [things].
M: She said it like 10 times. How she was so angered by it.
A: How would I get in if the passcode has changed!
A: I never went. Except for when I went to give her [the stuff].
M: She said she changed the passcode because she was mad that you opened the door asking to have a drink together that day.
A: Except for when I went to get Anju and asked her to open the door.
A: What kind of nonsense is that. I was always accompanied by my manager.
M: “CEO. I’m sorry [for sending this message] while you’re in a meeting. He didn’t just have a meal with that person. I just got a call from a staff member unni that they went to an event together, sat together on the train, bought tickets to take the same plane, and exchanged KakaoTalk messages all day long. That she’s 100 percent sure. Everyone’s misunderstanding, so please tell them to be careful. I’m really sorry about this, CEO. I’ll work hard. So that the company’s image isn’t tarnished. I’ll also think about it more deeply and contact you again.” (Copy of message from Ku Hye Sun)
M: I kept telling her to trust [me], saying that you only had a meal together.
A: [We] didn’t take the plane [together].
A: On the train, for a moment we were sitting with the person who scheduled the job for us, the three of us, and then I went back to my seat.
A: I sat separately. I sat with Kang Joon.
Regarding Ku Hye Sun’s claim that Ahn Jae Hyun did not take care of the cat Anju, Dispatch revealed the following messages. The messages from 2017 were recovered through digital forensics.
March 21, 2017
A: (Sends photo) I made a compartment for the pet food~!!^^.
A: You don’t have to make a new compartment, honey.
K: Thank you.
May 19, 2017
A: Honey. I ordered a giant pack of pet food. I just took care of Gamja’s restroom stuff and came out~ June 1, 2017
K: Honey, did you happen to feed the pets?
A: I did. Did you feed them before leaving?
K: No. I came home, and they were pretending to be hungry hehehe Thank you, honey.
June 14, 2017
A: Honey, I arrived and fed the pets. I will take care of their restroom stuff and then go out in front of our house for chicken and beer with my manager.
June 16, 2017
A: Yes. I am feeding the pets.
K: Thank you. Sorry for being late.
January 3, 2018
K: Honey, I love you. Please feed the pets. Thank you, honey.
A: Okay, honey. I will feed them.
May 15, 2018
A: Honey, you were sleeping so I left quietly. I fed the pets. I’ll be back. I love you. Sleep well.
According to Dispatch, forensic analysis of Ahn Jae Hyun’s texts found no suspicious texts that he exchanged with any other women.
Ku Hye Sun has since responded to the reports with an Instagram post saying that Ahn Jae Hyun had an affair with an actress and claims that she has evidence.