Gong Hyo Jin and Ryu Seung Bum Call It Quits After 10 Years (Full Press Release)
The star couple Gong Hyo Jin and Ryu Seung Bum confirmed through their agency, Soop Entertainment, that the two individuals had broken up. According to their agency, the two amicably ended their dating relationship in April and have decided to remain as friends.
Included below is the full press release from the couple′s agency:
“Hello. This is Soop Entertainment, the agency for actors Ryu Seung Bum and Gong Hyo Jin.
We would like to inform you actors Ryu Seung Bum and Gong Hyo Jin decided to end their dating relationship in April.
As you know, the termination of a dating relationship between two individuals is a matter of privacy between the two. As the two received a lot of attention and love in the past 10 years while publicly dating, we wanted to continue to show a good appearance and came to notify the two individual’s breakup through a press release.
In early 2002, Ryu Seun Bum and Gong Hyo Jin met and became friendly while working together on the drama Wonderful Days and have continued to remain as a close senior and junior in the past 10 years while being in a public relationship and receiving a lot of attention, love and support.
Until their breakup, the two spent a lot of time in discussion while also spending a lot of their own individual time and both have been having difficult times. Additionally, both did feel pressure and hesitation in publicly informing every one of their private breakup.
However, as the two were honest and forthcoming from the beginning as they publicly revealed they were dating and as the two know they have received so much love as a couple, in addition to their respective acting careers, after much contemplation, the two decided to inform the public of their breakup, however, not from themselves but through this press release this morning.
We would like to apologize to the many who loved and supported actors Ryu Seung Bum and Gong Hyo Jin and as both their long-time agency, the Soop Entertainment family, as friends, as acotrs, as good friends, will continue to provide unwavering support and believe the two will do their best in everything they do.
We ask the press to look kindly on the couple during this difficult time and will ensure the two individuals meet the public again through a great production. Thank you."
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