Beloved South Korean celebrity couple Honey Lee and Yoon Kye Sang have called it quits on their seven-year relationship. The news, reported by Korean outlet News1 on June 11, has been confirmed by Sara Entertainment agency, which manages their affairs.
“Yoon Kye Sang and Honey Lee have recently ended their romantic relationship and have decided to remain as good colleagues. We ask for your continued interest and support for the two actors.” The agency also issued a statement saying the g.o.d vocalist has terminated his contract with Sara Entertainment.
While the news of the break-up will have come as a shock to many, it is believed that their relationship had been going through a rough patch for a while now and a parting of ways was imminent. News1 has reported that a number of people close to the beloved couple were already aware of this news. Indications of things turning sour for the couple first started when Lee posted a photo of hers with her puppy last September accompanied by a curious caption.
“Even if we’re always together, then and now, you and I have changed, and change is definite but I miss those days badly. The days that won’t come back. Like Today.#AllYouCanDoIsDevoteToEachDay,” read the caption along with a hashtag of “#BecauseEverythingChanges.” The fans were quick to pick up on these developments but the rumours of a breakup at that time were swiftly quashed by Honey Lee.
“We’re dating well. I was so shocked by the sudden break-up rumours. I didn’t understand where the rumours came from. It made me think that I need to be careful,” Lee had said at that time in an interview.
Lee and Sang have been reserved about their relationship from the very beginning, preferring to keep it under wraps for as long as possible. They first met during the Busan International Film Festival and it is believed that they started dating around 2013. However, neither they nor their agency ever confirmed or denied the news. Meanwhile, the two were continuously seen with each other and photographed together. Things reached a crescendo when they were photographed having a romantic vacation at Jeju Islands in 2016. The photographs went viral and their secret relationship was exposed.
However, it is believed that things between the two remained iffy as Sang had always been opposed to the idea of marriage. “Nothing has changed from last year or the year before that, so I don’t have anything to say. We’re happily dating,” Sang had said in an interview when asked about his marriage plans.
The reason for the breakup is not yet clear as the agency has not come out with any reasons behind their break-up and maintained its stance that the two remain on good terms. Honey Lee is overseas right now handling her upcoming projects, including discussions over a movie role while Yoon Kye Sang is upping the preparation for his upcoming movie, “Fluid Renegades.” Amidst all this, both Honey Lee and Yoon Kye Sand are yet to comment on the whole matter.
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