Celebrity Breakup Highlights Commercial Interests

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    December 19, 2002 19:19

    Choi Jin-sil

    The news of the break-up of celebrity couple actress Choi Jin-sil and baseball player Cho Sung-min is putting Choi's commercial contracts in jeopardy according to a director of a commercial agency.

    He said the agency wanted to see whose fault the split was, adding that if the pair divorced, clauses in Choi's contract could see her having to repay twice the amount she was paid for modeling.

    Choi, who is known as the "everlasting commercial queen," is currently appearing on the company image commercials of Hyundai Marine and Fire Insurance and Korea Telecom among others.

    Choi and Cho have been married almost two years. They have a son, Hwan-hee and Choi is currently pregnant with a second child. The separation was a result of alleged adultery on the part of Cho.

    Opinion about the break-up on Internet chat boards is divided. Some fans have sided with Choi asking how Cho could leave his pregnant wife, while other s say Choi must have driven him to do such a thing.

    Choi also has some 120 soap opera appearances left with her contract with MBC.

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