Reply 1988 co-stars Lee Hyeri and Ryu Jun Yeol’s agencies have confirmed their breakup.
Actors Ryu Jun Yeol and Hyeri have decided to go their separate ways. News1 reported on November 13 that the couple has recently ended their relationship. Both Ryu Jun Yeol and Lee Hyeri’s agencies commented on the news
Here’s what Lee Hyeri and Ryu Jun Yeol’s agencies said on7 their reported breakup
Actor Ryu Jun Yeol’s agency, C-JeS Studios, and Lee Hyeri’s agency, Creative Group ING, have confirmed the news, stating, “It is true that they broke up.” The two actors, Ryu Jun Yeol and Hyeri, previously shared the screen in the popular drama Reply 1988, which concluded in January 2016.
Their relationship became public in August 2017, they quickly became recognized as the power couple in the entertainment industry, sustaining a strong relationship for several years. The couple have been said to be broken up after dating for 7 years.
On November 13, News1 reported that Lee Hyeri and Ryu Jun Yeol have recently decided to conclude their romantic relationship and embark on separate paths. The media source also disclosed that, after thoughtful consideration, the two have mutually agreed to maintain their connection as friends.
After careful consideration, both Lee Hyeri and Ryu Jun Yeol have chosen to preserve their professional relationship, opting to remain colleagues and support each other. Reports further indicate that entertainment officials and colleagues expressed regret over the breakup, given their status as a long-term couple.
Girl’s Day’s Lee Hyeri and Ryu Jun Yeol were confirmed to be in a relationship in August of 2017, after a South Korean media outlet released pictures of the couple on a charming riverside date. Even before their relationship was revealed, fans had already loved the couple, captivated by the heartwarming chemistry between the actors on the show.
The two were particularly beloved for their roles in the drama Reply 1988, where they portrayed neighbors and friends navigating the complexities of love, life, school, and family in the nostalgic late 1980s. Ryu Jun Yeol played the second lead character Kim Jung Hwan who even though in love with Lee Hyeri’s character Sung Deok Sun wasn’t able to end up with her breaking the hearts of watchers.
But later as the news emerged of the couple dating in real life, many fans celebrated the off-screen victory. Now, with the couple having ended their relationship, fans who once celebrated their real-life connection are expressing sadness over the news of the Reply 1988 couple parting ways but still wishing them the best.