South Korean actress Goo Hye Sun lives in university parking lot after divorce

By Nguyen Huong   May 20, 2024 | 06:13 pm PT
Actress Goo Hye Sun disclosed on a TV show that she is currently without a permanent residence and has been living in her university’s parking lot.
South Korean actress Goo Hye Sun. Photo from Goos Instagram

South Korean actress Goo Hye Sun. Photo from Goo's Instagram

According to Nate, during her appearance on broadcaster tvN’s show "Real or Reel" on May 16, Goo revealed that as she was preparing for her university final exams, she had chosen to stay in her school’s parking lot, where she ate and slept in her car.

The actress maintained her hygiene with wet wipes and occasionally visited the school library in pajamas and a coat, opting for dry shampoo over traditional hair washing.

"I currently don’t have a specific place to live, I’m almost homeless," she explained. "I used to go to my mother’s house in Incheon, but during exam periods or on crucial days, I sleep in my car or at the library."

She also noted that she initially resided in a study room opposite the school but had to move to the parking lot when her contract ended last semester and the facility ceased offering short-term rentals.

"My studies and graduation are currently the most important to me, as my parents wish," she emphasized, adding that her mother is keen for her to pursue a Ph.D.

Following the TV episode, there was public concern that Goo’s life had declined significantly since her divorce from actor Ahn Jae Hyun in 2019, including the loss of her home.

In response, Goo reassured her followers on Instagram: "The reason I don’t have a home right now is that I am building a house near school."

"I have bought a home for each of my family members, and a large part of my personal finances is being allocated to paying for tuition and meals for some of my juniors," she added. "I am preparing for graduate school and plan to invest all my assets in education costs in the future."

Goo, 40, is best known for her role in the South Korean TV series "Boys Over Flowers." She’s also active as a director, writer, painter, and musician.

She and Ahn, 37, were married in 2016 after a year of dating before Ahn filed for divorce.

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