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. 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 didn’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. He’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 ‘to live for someone else,’ and we plan on always respecting each other’s value. Please watch over us as we 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’, 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 Couple’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-sun 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. 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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