Lee Hyeri and Ryu Jun-yeol, who were featured together in the Korean drama Reply 1988, announced their separation after dating for seven long years. Their partition was confirmed by their agencies surfacing that the former love birds had decided to part ways. They also said that the two will continue their connection as friends.
The announcement has come as a big shock to the fans who were rooting for the celebrity couple. The news of their separation first came in a news channel and later was confirmed by Ryu Jun-yeol’s agency, C-JeS Studios, and Lee Hyeri’s agency, Creative Group ING. The actors’ agency confirmed the news through a statement that stated, “Yes. They have indeed broken up.”
The co-stars, who officially confirmed their relationship in 2017, soon emerged as the power couple of the industry, maintaining a strong relationship for several years. The news of their breakup has surprised and saddened the fans, who had supported the relationship.
The couple was extremely loved by their shippers and had been updating their fans on everything happening in their lives through social media. The fans are happy that the two have decided to continue as friends and colleagues, supporting each other every step of the way.
Lee Hyeri and Ryu Jun-Yeol’s Love Life
Even though the characters of Reply 1988 did not end up together onscreen, their chemistry offscreen was extraordinary. The couple’s playful behavior shared meals, Ryu Jun’s attentive care towards Lee, and their thoughtful gestures towards each other left fans in awe of their close friendship.
Later, the two were seen holding hands at an award function, receiving their award for their outstanding performances in Reply 1988. Even though the couple did not announce that they were dating, it was clearly evident from their sweet gestures.
The magic continued as the cast went on a trip to Phuket, where the close dynamic between the two was very evident. The duo did not forget to show their endearing connection even in the interviews they attended. The two were seen mentioning both their co-actors’ names in any interviews that were given.
The couple confirmed their romantic relationship on August 16, 2017. Their fans became extremely excited with the news as the agencies verified their dating, highlighting the translation from friends to lovers. After their reveal, the couple was seen together many times.
Their affectionate moments have become a subject in the Korean film industry, and the couple shared many romantic moments together. The couple was seen sharing moments in the riverside and enjoying each other’s company.
Hyeri celebrated Ryu Jun’s 36th birthday by giving him a heartwarming surprise on the sets of the series ‘Money Game.’ The netizens started shipping the duo, and the two were extremely happy with each other.
The reason behind the breakup
There are many misconceptions about the two actors breaking up. The separation has made fans go wild, and they have started asking for the reasons for the breakup.
After the reveal of their breakup, many fans have been sending a lot of messages in ‘X’ formerly known as Twitter. Some of the fans are really upset with the couple while others wish them good luck for the future.
Meanwhile, one Twitter user also went on to mention that Hyeri broke up with Jun Yeol because of Jang Ki Yong. Hyeri and Jang Ki-Yong featured together in the K-drama ‘My Roommate is Gummiho, and their passionate romantic scenes managed to grab more than a few eyeballs.
Back in 2021, some news channels reported that Lee Hyeri and Ryu Jun-yeol broke up because of Hyeri’s close connection with her costar Jang Ki-Yong. But Hyeri clarified the news that her relationship with Ryu Jun is going very strong, and he always makes her respected.
Though the couple have decided to remain friends, the fans are still cherishing the sweet moments the couple had earlier.