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JYP Announces Divorce

KP’s note: Many blogs have been reporting that JYP is officially divorced now. This is incorrect – although it has been decided upon, the couple has not legally filed for divorce yet.

Park Jin Young

Park Jin Young

Singer-Producer Park Jin Young (JYP) has surprised the public by announcing that he and his wife have agreed to file for divorce. He put up the announcement on JYP Entertainment’s website on March 27. JYP (37) has been married to Seo Yoon Jung (38) since 1999. They met through the introduction of friends in his first year of university.

He wrote on the site, “I have spent the past 16 years together with my first love who I met at the age of 20. While going through the most important and beautiful times of my life, we were together and loved each other; however, we began drifting apart a few years ago”.

Park cited irreconcible (personality) differences as the reason for divorcing. “When were 20, we had a lot of characteristics  in common, but for 16 years we grew in different directions and realized that we now have more differences than similarities. After several years of agonizing and roaming, we decided to separate in the end,” he explained. Park also apologized for breaking his [marriage] vow that he took in front of family, friends, and fans.

The couple will begin legal proceedings for divorce very shortly. It has reportedly been common knowledge within that JYP and his wife were separated, especially as he spent less and less time in Korea while trying to break into the U.S. market. Park is currently in New York for work, while his Seo manages a flower shop in Seoul.

Source: Hankooki


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March 27, 2009 at 8:22 am

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  1. It sure hard for them to do this. First love and all. So sad that they don’t have children together.


    March 29, 2009 at 5:12 am

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