Ahn Jae-hyun and Ku Hye-sun: A Timeline of What Led to Their Plans for Divorce

Disclaimer: All of the information in this article is purely based on news articles, social media posts, and interviews involving Ahn Jae-hyun and Ku Hye-sun over the course of their marriage.ย It must be noted that there are sides to this story that are not known to the public and might not be mentioned or discussed in this article. All translations rely also on translations done over the Internet as we cannot actually read or speak Korean fluently.

February 16 to April 21, 2015

Jae-hyun and Hye-sun both starred in the supernatural medical drama ‘Blood’, where Jae-hyun, a vampire doctor, falls in love with Hye-sun, a mortal doctor. Despite being a vampire, Doctor Park Ji-sang believes in the sanctity of human life, and thus struggles to treat terminally ill cancer patients and save lives.

April 2015

The two start dating, but do not confirm this or release any official statements until much later. More on this below.

March 11, 2016

Jae-hyun and Hye-sun finally confirm they have been dating since April 2015. In an interview with Star Today, Hye-sun admitted that she avoided Jae-hyun a lot at first. “I was trying to block out my feelings, but it didnโ€™t go as I had hoped,” she said. “When dating Ahn Jae-hyun, he was like a newborn baby that was untainted by the world. I liked how pure and innocent he was. Heโ€™s been tainted now, though.”

April 8, 2016

The couple’s agencies release official statements about the couple’s plans to get married. Their plan was to have a private wedding and donate money to a pediatric ward. They explained that they wished to become a family together. In their joint statement, they said, “We met each other as genuine and peaceful life partners, and as of May 21, we will be together as lifetime companions. During the time we are together, we are learning through each other what it it means โ€˜to live for someone else,โ€™ and we plan on always respecting each otherโ€™s value.

Please watch over us as weย strive to live beautifully together with healthy hearts. Thank you.”

May 20, 2016: Jae-hyun and Hye-sun get married.

May 25, 2016: The couple released photos of their romantic pictorial shoot in Marie Claire that was shot on Jeju Island.

February 3 to November 4, 2017

The couple star in the TV show ‘Newlyweds Diary’,ย where they were followed for their first months together as a newly married couple.

September 2017

Jae-hyun claims he started taking psychiatric treatment and taking medicine for depression during this time because he was mentally distraught.

May 21, 2018

Hye-sun posts a photo of their anniversary cake on Instagram with more photos of herself with her husband along with the caption ‘Married Coupleโ€™s Day’. The photo is no longer on her Instagram account, though it is not clear when she removed it.

November 9, 2018

For Hye-sun’s 34th birthday, Jae-hyun posts a screenshot of Hye-sun’s ‘Happy birthday to you’ on Instagram with the caption, ‘Happy birthday, Ku’ and a heart emoji.

January 23, 2019

Hye-sunย shares playful Polaroid photos of her and her Jae-hyun at home on Instagram. The photo is no longer on her Instagram account, though it is not clear when she removed it.

July 30, 2019

Jae-hyun claims that he and his wife agreed to get a divorce after constantly fighting and him leaving the house with their five pets to make her more comfortable.

August 18, 2019

Hye-sun takes to Instagram to talk about how her marriage has lost its spark. She claims that Jae-hyun wants a divorce, but she doesn’t want one.

She also posted screenshots of their conversations, stating that she posted them on social media because of the shock her unhealthy mother had received from the news.ย The post is no longer on her Instagram account.

August 20, 2019

Hye-sun’s lawyer states that Jae-hyun was always drunk and in contact with multiple women during their marriage.

August 21, 2019

Jae-hyun releases an official statement on his Instagram account, which repeatedly talks about how his wife ‘distorts the truth’. He also admits that while he was happy at times during his marriage, it was very taxing for him mentally, even causing him to get treated for depression. He also denied talking to other women.

August 22, 2019

Hye-sun explains her side and claims that Jae-hyun became depressed after their dog died and not because of their marriage. She also claims that while she may have discussed divorce with Jae-hyun, she never actually agreed to getting one. She also claims that Jae-hyun has told her she isn’t sexy because she has ‘unsexy’ nipples. Read her full statement on Instagram here:

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์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š”. ๊ตฌํ˜œ์„ ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์•ˆ์žฌํ˜„์”จ๊ฐ€ ๋‚จ๊ธด๊ธ€์„ ๋ณด๊ณ  ์ € ๋˜ํ•œ ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ๊ธ€์„ ์˜ฌ๋ฆฌ๊ฒŒ ๋˜์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ•ฉ์˜๊ธˆ์„ ๋ฐ›์•˜๋‹ค๋Š” ๋‚ด์šฉ์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ์„ค๋ช…์„ ๋“œ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€๋ฐ์š”. ํ•ฉ์˜๊ธˆ์ค‘์— ๊ธฐ๋ถ€๊ธˆ์ด๋ž€. ๊ฒฐํ˜ผ์‹๋Œ€์‹  ๊ธฐ๋ถ€ํ•œ ๋ชจ๋“  ๊ธˆ์•ก์„ ๋งํ•˜๋ฉฐ ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ์€ ๋ชจ๋‘ ๊ตฌํ˜œ์„ ์˜ ๋น„์šฉ์œผ๋กœ ์ง„ํ–‰์„ ํ–ˆ๊ธฐ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ๋ฐ˜์€ ๋Œ๋ ค๋‹ฌ๋ผ ๋งํ•œ ๊ธˆ์•ก์ด๊ณ ์š”. ํ˜„์žฌ ์•ˆ์žฌํ˜„์”จ๊ฐ€ ์‚ฌ๋Š” ์ง‘์˜ ๋ชจ๋“  ์ธํ…Œ๋ฆฌ์–ด ๋น„์šฉ ๋˜ํ•œ ๊ตฌํ˜œ์„ ์˜ ๋น„์šฉ์œผ๋กœ ํ•œ ๊ฒƒ์ด๊ณ  ๊ฐ€์‚ฌ๋…ธ๋™๋„ 100% ๊ตฌํ˜œ์„ ์ด ํ•œ ์ผ์ด์—ˆ๊ธฐ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ์ œ๊ฐ€ ํ•˜๋ฃจ ์‚ผ๋งŒ์›์”ฉ ์‚ผ๋…„์˜ ๋…ธ๋™๋น„์„ ๋ฐ›์€๊ฒƒ์ด์ง€…์ดํ˜ผ ํ•ฉ์˜๊ธˆ์„ ๋ฐ›์€๊ฒƒ์€ ์•„๋‹™๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ‚ค์šฐ๋˜ ๊ฐ•์•„์ง€๊ฐ€ ๋จผ์ € ํ•˜๋Š˜๋‚˜๋ผ์— ๊ฐ€๊ฒŒ๋˜์ž ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋จผ์ € ์šฐ์šธ์ฆ์ด์™€์„œ ์ œ๊ฐ€ ๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๋˜ ์ •์‹ ๊ณผ์— ๋‚จํŽธ์„ ์†Œ๊ฐœ์‹œ์ผœ์ฃผ์–ด ๋‹ค๋‹ˆ๊ฒŒํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ฐจ์ธฐ ์ •์‹ ์ด ๋‚˜์•„์ง€์ž ๋‚จํŽธ์€ ์ˆ ์„ ์ข‹์•„ํ–ˆ๊ณ  ์ˆ ์— ์ทจํ•ด ์—ฌ์„ฑ๋“ค๊ณผ ํ†ตํ™”ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์„ ์ œ ๋ˆˆ์œผ๋กœ๋„ ๋ณด๊ณ  ์ œ๊ท€๋กœ๋„ ๋“ค์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์˜คํ•ด๋ฐ›์„์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์ผ์ด๋‹ˆ ์ž์ œํ•˜๋ผ ์ถฉ๊ณ ํ•˜๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•˜์˜€์œผ๋‚˜ ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ์žฆ์€ ์‹ธ์›€์— ์›์ธ์ด ๋ ๋ฟ ์ด์—ˆ๊ณ  ๊ทธ๋“ค๋งŒ์˜ ๊ธด๋ฐ€ํ•œ ๋Œ€ํ™”๋Š” ์ œ๊ฐ€ ์•Œ์ˆ˜ ์—†๋Š” ์˜์—ญ์ด๋˜๊ณ  ๋ง์•˜์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.๋‚จํŽธ์ด ์ƒ์ผ๋‚  ์†Œ๊ณ ๊ธฐ ๋ญ‡๊ตญ์ด ๋จน๊ณ ์‹ถ๋‹คํ•˜์—ฌ ์ƒˆ๋ฒฝ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ์ค€๋น„ํ•ด ๋“์–ด๋†“์•˜๋Š”๋ฐ ํ•œ๋‘์ˆŸ๊ฐˆ ๋œจ๊ณ ๋Š” ๋ชจ๋‘ ๋‚จ๊ธฐ๊ณ  ๋ฐ–์œผ๋กœ๋‚˜๊ฐ€ ์™ธ๋ถ€ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค๊ณผ ์ƒ์ผ ํŒŒํ‹ฐ๋ฅผ ํ•˜๋Š” ๋‚จํŽธ์„ ๋ณด๋ฉฐ ์ € ์‚ฌ๋žŒ ,์ •๋ง ๋งˆ์Œ์ด ๋ฉ€๋ฆฌ๋„ ๋– ๋‚ฌ๊ตฌ๋‚˜ ์•Œ๊ณ  ์žˆ์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ž˜๋„ ์•„๋“ค ๋‚ณ์•„์ฃผ์‹  ์–ด๋จธ๋‹ˆ๊ป˜ ๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•˜์—ฌ ์ €๋Š” ์•„์ง ์–ด๋จธ๋‹ˆ์ง‘์— ์—์–ด์ปจ๋„ ์—†๋‹ค์‹œ๊ธธ๋ž˜ ๋‹ฌ์•„๋“ค์ด๊ณ  ์„ธํƒ๊ธฐ๋„ ๋ƒ‰์žฅ๊ณ ๋„ ๋†“์•„๋“œ๋ ธ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋ฌผ๋ก  ๊ทธ ๋‚ ๋„ ๋‹คํˆฌ์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋ณ„๊ฑฐ์ค‘์ธ ์˜คํ”ผ์Šคํ…”์€ ๋ณ„๊ฑฐ์šฉ์œผ๋กœ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•˜๊ธฐ์œ„ํ•ด ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ„๊ฒƒ์ด ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ ์—ฐ๊ธฐ์— ์ง‘์ค‘ํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ทธ์˜ ๋ง์„ ์กด์ค‘ํ•ด ์ œ ํ—ˆ๋ฝํ•จ์— ์–ป์€ ๊ณต๊ฐ„์ด์—ˆ์œผ๋‹ˆ ์ œ๊ฒŒ๋„ ์ €๊ณณ์„ ์ฐพ์•„๊ฐˆ ๊ถŒ๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ์™ธ์— ์ง‘์„ ๋‹ฌ๋ผ๊ณ  ๋งํ–ˆ๋˜๊ฑด ๋ณ„๊ฑฐ์ค‘์ด ์•„๋‹๋•Œ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ๋„ ์ด๋ฏธ ๊ทธ๋Š” ์ง‘์— ์žˆ๋Š” ์‹œ๊ฐ„์ด ์—†์—ˆ๊ณ  ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ๋‚˜ ํ˜ผ์ž ์‚ด๊ฑฐ๋ผ๋ฉด ๋‚˜ ๋‹ฌ๋ผ๊ณ  ํ–ˆ๋˜ ๊ฒ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ์ž ์ดํ˜ผํ•ด์ฃผ๋ฉด ์šฉ์ธ์ง‘์„ ์ฃผ๊ฒ ๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ•˜๊ธธ๋ž˜ ์•Œ๊ฒ ๋‹ค๊ณ  ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋•Œ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๋‚จํŽธ์€ ์ดํ˜ผ ์ดํ˜ผ ๋…ธ๋ž˜๋ถˆ๋Ÿฌ์™”์Šต๋‹ค. ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ์ž˜๋ชปํ•œ๊ฒŒ ๋ญ์•ผ? ๋ฌผ์œผ๋ฉด ์„น์‹œํ•˜์ง€ ์•Š๋‹ค๊ณ  ๋งํ–ˆ๊ณ  ์„น์‹œํ•˜์ง€ ์•Š์€ ์ –๊ผญ์ง€๋ฅผ ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ณ  ์žˆ์–ด์„œ ๊ผญ ์ดํ˜ผํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ๋‹ค๊ณ  ๋ง์„ ํ•ด์˜จ ๋‚จํŽธ์ด์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋‚จํŽธ์€ ๊ฐ™์ด ์ƒํ™œํ•˜๋Š” ๋™์•ˆ์—๋„ ๊ถŒํƒœ๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ์˜จ ๋‚จ์„ฑ๋“ค์ด ๋“ค์„์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์œ ํŠœ๋ธŒ๋ฐฉ์†ก์„ ํฌ๊ฒŒ ํ‹€์–ด๋†“๋‹ค ์ž ์•„๋“ค๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•˜๊ณ …์ €๋Š” ์ง‘์—์‚ฌ๋Š” ์œ ๋ น์ด์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ•œ๋•Œ ๋‹น์‹ ์ด ๊ทธ ํ† ๋ก ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ–ˆ๋˜ ๊ทธ ์—ฌ์ธ์€ ์ข€๋น„๊ฐ€ ๋˜์–ด ์žˆ์—ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ง€๊ธˆ๋„์š”.

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