Lee Jung Jae and his girlfriend Im Se Ryung (ex-wife of Samsung president) are said to be preparing for their wedding.
Recently many posts on Nate Pann mentioned the sweet love story between Lee Jung Jae and his girlfriend Im Se Ryung. It is worth mentioning that many sources said that it seems that Lee Jung Jae and his girlfriend Im Se Ryung are actively preparing for their married life.
Im Se Ryung was spotted shopping for new furniture and kitchenware for a luxury apartment she recently bought in Seongdong-gu, Seoul.
Many people think that Lee Jung Jae and his girlfriend Im Se Ryung will quickly move to this apartment to live after getting married.
Born into a wealthy family of doctors and brewery owners, Jung Jae, 48, enjoyed a privileged childhood, but his family fell into huge debts after his grandfather tried and failed to run for congress four times.
As a result, he had to drop out of school and started working at a café, where his good looks and height caught the attention of a designer.
Jung Jae then began modelling and made his acting debut in 1993 drama Dinosaur Teacher.
In 1999, at age 26, he became the youngest person to win Best Actor at the Blue Dragon Film Awards for his role in City of the Rising Sun.
While he experienced a bit of a career slump in the late 2000s, a resurgence soon followed thanks to projects like The Thieves, Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds, and Chief of Staff.
Jung Jae’s doing pretty well in other areas of his life too.
Together with his best friend and fellow actor Jung Woo Sung, they founded their own management agency Artist Company and own a combined 45bil won (S$51.5mil) worth of real estate.
By the way, that’s almost as much as what the players stand to win in Squid Game (the cash prize is 45.6bil won, or S$52.2bil), so Jung Jae, who also reportedly has an annual income of NT$100mil (S$4.9mil), is definitely someone who doesn’t need to go through those sadistic games to get rich.
Who’s the lady in his life?
For those who are wondering if he’s single, sorry, Jung Jae is very much taken.
In 2015, he went public with his relationship with businesswoman Im Se Ryung, who is the eldest daughter of the chairman of Korean food giant Daesang Group.
Born with a silver spoon, Lim is the heiress to one of South Korea’s biggest conglomerates, Daesang Group. She is the eldest daughter of her family and began serving the company as a creative director in 2012, according to The Korea Times. Three years later, she was promoted to the role of executive director, and currently, she has been leading Daesang Group as vice-chairwoman since March 2021.
Yup, this basically makes the 44-year-old a real-life chaebol (business conglomerate) heiress, not unlike the uber-wealthy characters often depicted in K-dramas.
What’s more, Se Ryung used to be married to Lee Jae Yong, the vice chairman of Samsung (which we’re pretty sure needs no introduction). They divorced in 2009 and have two children together.
Currently Lee Jae Yong is the chairman of Samsung technology group after his father passed away in 2020.
As for Jung Jae, he famously dated actress Kim Min Hee for three years before they split in 2006.