Jang Yun-jeong and Noh Hong-chul Split Up

Noh Hong-chul (left) and Jang Yun-jeong Noh Hong-chul (left) and Jang Yun-jeong

Singer Jang Yun-jeong spoke about her breakup with TV personality Noh Hong-chul at a press conference in Seoul on Tuesday afternoon.

"Noh and I decided to go from lovers to friends," she said. "We understand that both of us are very busy with our work, and we ended on good terms."

Jang tried to smile during the interview saying, "I don't think it's such a big deal as to require a press conference," but her eyes welled up with tears revealing her complicated feelings. Being a female entertainer can be very challenging, she said. "There has been so much interest in us that I think our breakup is attracting overwhelming attention."

Jang and Noh dated for nine months after revealing their relationship in June last year.

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 10, 2010 11:15 KST