“Mister Sunshine” Actress Apologizes For Her Divorce In A Surprise Instagram Update, Koreans React To The Reveal

She admitted that the relationship fell apart a while back.

Korean actress Seo Yoo Jung, best known for her role as a patriotic tavern owner in 2018’s Mister Sunshine, took to her Instagram and revealed that she had filed for divorce long ago.

Actress Seo Yoo Jung | Woman Sense

The since-deleted post shared that while she felt “scared” to tell the truth, she felt it would be right for her to be the one to let her fans know sooner or later. While her now ex-husband had been a non-celeb, he was made familiar with Seo Yoo Jung’s fans when the couple had appeared on the television program Taste of Wife back in 2018.

Seo Yoo Jung (left) with her non-celeb ex-husband (right) in a wedding photo revealed in 2017. | BASIUM Studio

According to the post, her marriage from 2017 ended “a while back,” though making the decision “had been difficult.”

A screenshot of the since-deleted post. | THE FACT

Hello, this is Seo Yoo Jung.

I hadn’t said much because I was worried about the impact that it would have on my family. I was also scared. But I mustered up the courage to tell the truth because people would find out sooner or later. It felt only right that I reveal the news myself. I got married, had a child, and tried to keep the peace at home. But I was unable to keep my marriage together.

I split with him a while back. Making that decision had been difficult. Revealing the news of my divorce is terrifying. But I’m stepping up because I want what’s right for my angel and myself.

I had many people look after me, pray for me, and support me. I apologize to those I’ve let down with this news. It breaks my heart that I could not keep my marriage together, especially since I have a child. I would like to also apologize to my relatives.

I hid and kept the truth to myself. But it was making me a coward and leading to misunderstandings. So I’m clearing things up.

— Seo Yoo Jung

Following the reveal, K-Drama fans have flocked to online communities to send love to the actress.

Seo Yoo Jung as Hong Pa in “Mister Sunshine.” | @CJnDrama/Twitter

Unlike in the past, when female celebrities getting divorced was frowned upon in the entertainment business and Korean social norms, the actress has been met with tremendous support.

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  • “What is there to apologize about? T-T I wish the best for her and her child.”
  • “Getting a divorce isn’t a crime. Don’t apologize. Have a great life!”
  • “Apologizing for what, though?”
  • “It’s OK to get a divorce!”
  • “HUH? I can’t believe she felt the need to apologize for her divorce. Be confident! LIVE YOUR LIFE!”
  • “There is no need to apologize for a divorce…”
  • “Don’t apologize. It’s YOUR life. I hope wounds heal and things turn out well.”
  • “It’s nothing to apologize for. You can file for divorce if the marriage isn’t working. BE HAPPY PLEASE.”
  • “How come she’s apologizing to the public for getting a divorce…? We all want the best for you!”
  • “It must be so hard being a celebrity. There is no need for her to apologize. I hope she finds happiness.”
  • “I’m sure getting a divorce was the best decision that you could have made in the situation. Don’t apologize for it.”
  • “Don’t be sorry…”
  • Hwaiting!”
  • “Apologize for what…? Getting a divorce is not a big deal.”
  • “Don’t be sorry, unnie. Your fans only ever want the best for you.”

Seo Yoo Jung has not made additional statements since updating-then-deleting the Instagram post. Meanwhile, her fans—and even entertainment business friends, like Ahn Sun Young and Kim Hye Eun, too—had wished her the best.

Source: News1 and theqoo