In a turn of events that has caught the attention of fans worldwide, Hyeri and Ryu Jun Yeol, who found fame and admiration after starring together in the hit South Korean series "Reply 1988," have officially ended their seven-year relationship.
The duo, whose on-screen chemistry spilled over into real life, have taken separate paths, with sources close to the couple confirming the split was amicable. The breakup news, first broken by News1 and subsequently confirmed by the actors' representation, C-JeS Studio and Creative Group ING, marks the end of one of South Korea's most-followed celebrity romances.
"It is true that they broke up," confirmed the joint statement from their agencies, which maintained that Hyeri and Ryu Jun Yeol still cherish a deep friendship post-breakup.
Reply Romance Revealed
The couple's journey began in the backdrop of the nostalgic "Reply 1988" set, where they played cherished characters, stirring hearts with their on-screen love story.
It wasn't until 2017 that the pair revealed their off-screen relationship to the public, following a leak of intimate photographs by the Dispatch media outlet. Their decision to go public was met with an outpouring of support from fans and fellow celebrities alike.
Prior to their public acknowledgment, Hyeri and Ryu Jun Yeol were known to share a close bond, often lauding each other in various interviews and engaging in playful banter on social media, which endeared them even more to the public eye.
Their relationship, rooted in a deep friendship, appeared to be a beacon of genuine affection and mutual respect in the often tumultuous world of celebrity dating. The revelation of their real-life romance was met with surprise and enthusiasm by their "Reply 1988" co-stars, with actor Go Kyung Pyo candidly expressing his initial shock and subsequent support for the couple's love story, highlighting the purity of their relationship in an industry where genuine connections are a rarity.
With the public's eye closely following their next moves, both Hyeri and Ryu Jun Yeol are expected to continue to captivate audiences with their diverse talents. Their split, while marking the end of a chapter, paves the way for new beginnings and continued professional achievements for both actors.