April 05, 2011 12:45
Top stars Kim Hye-soo and Yu Hae-jin, whose romantic relationship made headlines when the two were spotted on a secret date last year, have called it quits. Their management agencies on Monday confirmed the two have broken up but said the reason for the split "is a private matter."
But people close to both actors say they appeared to have different views about marriage. Yu wanted to get married but Kim did not, reportedly because some members of her family were strongly opposed.
At a press event last year, Kim said, "I have no intention of staying single for the rest of my life, but I'm not thinking about marriage either." The two 41-year olds also grew apart as they spent a lot of time working on their own shooting schedules since the end of last year.
They already broke up two months ago, according to sources in the entertainment industry. Rumors of a breakup surfaced when Yu did not show up at the marriage of Kim's younger brother last December and were given added fuel this year when the actor hardly spoke about his girlfriend on the set of his upcoming movie. The two were widely expected to tie the knot due to their age.
Tongues wagged throughout their relationship, dubbing them "beauty and the beast." The couple met while filming the 2001 comedy "Kick the Moon" and their relationship blossomed after they co-starred in the 2006 gambling flick "The War of Flower."
They only admitted their relationship after being photographed by paparazzi on a date in January last year.
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