South Korean actress Choi Ji-woo, 43, has complained about the release of her husband’s personal information.
The Korean media outlet Dispatch reported on Tuesday that Choi’s husband is the CEO of an online-to-offline mobile application company, is nine years younger than Choi and that the two were dating for three years before their marriage.
It also said that Choi had helped him with his new business venture in 2014 and that he had changed his name in 2015.
The report contradicted an earlier claim by Choi's management agency, YG Entertainment, which said that the couple had dated for a year.
YG Entertainment said Choi was under duress and asked people and the media to refrain from making assumptions.
[BREAKING] Choi Ji Woo announced that she will be getting married today in Seoul!!! Her husband is a non celebrity and they dated for around a year. She is sad that she could not inform us beforehand because she would not want to burden her family. She says she will live happily with those that she loves. • • • OMG I AM SHAKING RIGHT NOW BUT I AM SO HAPPY FOR HER UNNIE CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, I HOPE YOU ARE HAPPY AND HAVE A HAPPY WEDDING!!!!! ️️️️️️ LOVING YOU AS ALWAYS #choijiwoo #hallyustar #goddess #beauty #ygstage #ygfamily #최지우 #지우히메
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The actress had surprised her fans by posting a handwritten note on her fan club website saying that couple had held a private wedding in March. But little was revealed at the time about the groom.
She said that the ceremony had been a “quiet” private event because her husband was “not a public figure”.
Choi starred in the seminal Korean television drama Winter Sonata in 2002.
This article originally appeared on The Korea Times.