Actress Han So Hee addresses boyfriend’s ex Lee Hyeri on social media

By Nguyen Huong   March 30, 2024 | 02:00 am PT
South Korean actress Han So Hee publicly criticized singer-actress Lee Hyeri, who is the former girlfriend of her current partner Ryu Junyeol, in a statement posted on Instagram.
South Korean actress Han So Hee. Photo from Hans Instagram

South Korean actress Han So Hee. Photo from Han's Instagram

The post was removed shortly after being shared on Friday, as reported by Nate.

"I have already issued an apology to Hyeri, yet it remains uncertain whether she has acknowledged it," Han’s post conveyed. "What is interesting about someone’s ex having a new romantic relationship?"

It is believed that Han’s remarks were a response to a post by Lee on Instagram, which contained the phrase "How interesting" and was uploaded after the public acknowledgment of Han and Ryu’s relationship on March 16. The confirmation of Ryu’s new relationship and Lee’s post led to allegations that Han had disrupted the previous eight-year relationship between Ryu and Lee.

Han further underscored her non-involvement in Ryu and Lee’s past relationship in her Friday post by reaffirming that Ryu initiated a new relationship with her only four months after his breakup with Lee.

"I find myself unable to endure these unwarranted allegations any longer," she declared. "He did not end the relationship with her because of me."

"I feel disappointed that someone directly involved in this matter remains silent," she added.

Furthermore, she voiced her frustration over the unjust treatment she perceives from the public, which criticized her for her smiling and wearing a ring at the airport on March 18 upon her return to South Korea from Hawaii, where she and Ryu enjoyed a vacation.

When inquired for their perspective, Han’s management agency 9ato Entertainment stated: "We have no remarks to make, but we do offer our sincerest apologies."

Lee has also opted to maintain silence on the matter.

Han had previously confronted claims attributing her as the reason behind Ryu and Lee’s separation, clarifying that her relationship with Ryu commenced only after being informed about their breakup in June last year.

However, this clarification triggered more skepticism and disapproval among online communities, who noted the lack of any formal disclosure about Ryu and Lee’s breakup in June last year. Some members of online communities have proposed that the announcement of Ryu and Lee’s separation was in fact made in November last year, raising questions about the accuracy of Han’s statements.

Faced with backlash, Han has deleted negative remarks from her blog and has since limited her public appearances.

Meanwhile, Ryu has faced criticism for not speaking out about the controversy.

Han, 30, has garnered significant praise for her role in the 2020 South Korean television drama "The World of the Married" and is recognized for bearing a resemblance to the esteemed actress Song Hye Kyo. She has established herself as a significant figure in the movie industry.

Ryu, 38, gained fame through his performance in the South Korean TV series "Reply 1988," where he acted alongside his former partner Lee. He has maintained a presence in the acting industry and has also embarked on business ventures.

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