February 01, 2010 10:51
TV presenter Paik Ji-yeon got divorced last year, it has only recently emerged. The couple agreed to divorce three years ago, and the final decree came through last year. In a telephone interview with the Sports Chosun on Sunday, Paik promised to make a belated announcement through her lawyer.
The same day, Paik's legal representatives Yoon Yang Kim Shin & Yu issued a press release which said Paik agreed with her husband to end their six-hear marriage in May 2007. "All legal matters were settled early last year in the United States. In order to protect the privacy of their families, the two wanted to settle the matter quietly, and are currently living separate lives in their respective fields and wish each other well." The firm added the couple in a written agreement agreed to talk about the divorce only through their lawyers.
Paik married a global finance expert only identified by his surname Song in the U.S. in December 2001. It was Paik's second marriage. Song passed the civil service exam while still an economics student at Seoul National University. After graduation, he worked at the Economic Planning Board, now the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, and went on to the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School on a government scholarship for an MBA.
He was an adviser to the vice president at the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and after obtaining a PhD in global finance at George Washington University served as senior vice president at a project finance firm under Japan's Nomura Group.
Paik (46), a psychology graduate from Yonsei University, was an extremely popular news anchor at MBC and currently has her own talk show "Paik Ji-yeon's People Inside" on cable channel tvN.
The press release left questions about the reason for the break-up unanswered and the law firm declined further explanation.
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