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Director Hong Sang Soo's wife says she does not intend to divorce him

By elliefilet   Wednesday, December 21, 2016   56,507   1,492   95
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Director Hong Sang Soo's wife has announced that she does not intend to divorce him despite his very public affair with actress Kim Min Hee.

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Though he's already been reported to have filed for divorce arbitration, his wife has expressed her intention to keep her family together. On December 21, her representation told media outlets, "Wife Mrs. Jo wants to keep her precious family together. She has no intention to divorce."

Hong Sang Soo and his wife married in 1985 and have one college-aged daughter. He was reported to have started an affair with Kim Min Hee this past summer, allegedly moving in with her and avoiding contact from his family.

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    sooldicantkeepup Thursday, December 22, 2016

    i hope this actress' career will ends. i hope all the worst things will happen to her. i believe there's always 2 sides of story but what she said to his wife was undeniably wrong, and can't be justified. You don't do bad things to people if you yourself are not prepared to face the same shit you're doing. i hope the table will turn soon.

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    robin1 Thursday, December 22, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    themsbabyg robin1 Thursday, December 22, 2016

    Its not just Korean men but men in general.

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    Leila_ssss Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    Guys, are we still on season one? I've been gone for a little while XD

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    thefabcat92 Leila_ssss Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    season two already

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    neoncolors_0 Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    I hope this isn't revenge as people in the comments claim cus that's just petty and quite frankly, she'd be doing herself and her child a disfavor. What I see is a wife who doesn't wanna be shunned by a patriarchal society. By divorcing him, she'd become a single mother, a position HIGHLY looked down upon in korea. Her child would be bullied, no mom would want their son to marry her, she'd have a hard time looking for employment, and even earn credit for future loans. I have friends who aren't even korean but live in korea experiencing this today.

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    ed_levy neoncolors_0 Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    LOL I RED ON REDDIT AND SAW ON YOUTUBE SOME NONSENSE. INSTEAD OF GOING TO EXPERIENCE OTHER CULTURES AND ACTUALLY DEVELOP AN INDIVIDUAL AND NUANCED UNDERSTANDING I WILL APE COMMON TROPES AND THEN ADD MY OWN BULLSHIT. nice post neoncolor

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    kpopfandom2 Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    Is this still going on like srsly

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    Sapp_VIXX Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    Feels like the wife is saying a big fuck you to the mistress because if the wife does not divorce the husband, it means he can't marry the mistress.

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    lyricaldancer10 Sapp_VIXX Thursday, December 22, 2016

    thats what im thinking

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    Yudah Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    at this point its propably about the money. I don't think she works or stopped working since he earned a good amount of money

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    Yudah Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    probably

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    star123987 Yudah Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    well i heard that the director completely pulled away from his wife and even daughter, and is not financially supporting them. Also, unless the couple made certain agreements when filing their marriage all those years ago where each partner is not allowed to benefit from any profits created by the other, she would be able to get money out of the divorce and possibly file for financial support from him. So i highly doubt it's due to money. She's more so adamant on not getting a divorce because she's stubborn and doesn't want to give her husband the satisfaction of winning and starting a new life with someone whom she considers a devil, house-wrecker. Also, she's probably afraid of the negativity from her community. Korea's overall a very conservative and traditional country. Getting a divorce is considered a shame and people will harshly judge you for it. I'm assuming it's gotten a lot better (how divorced people are seen), but it still holds a lot of criticism. And if this woman is a Christian, that definitely doesn't help since the bible tech says that it's a sin to divorce your spouse and meet/marry another. My friend who grew up in Korea only had a mom since she divorced her husband. He always talked about how it was difficult for the 2 of them because nobody wanted to help her out due to her divorce status.

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    Yudah star123987 Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    I heard a bit about working conditions and treatment on divorced people, but i never imagined it to be so extreme. I hope your friend lives under better conditions now! Your arguments are overall quite convincing - seems like i wasn't as informed as i thought about this scandal.

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    LilBmw Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    No offense.. but I would definitely divorce him... He is horrible and I don't know how you could bare to look at him... Her and her daughter can do better without him

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    emmasyl Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    This sounds like a sweet revenge.

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    Ninson Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    They are grown up people. Even daughter is already grown up and not live with them (she is 25 years old). This is their private life. We know nothing about this family and can't judge only by media articles because these articles often spread false information. Even wife herself said in interview that rumors that he cut off his daughter are not true and she dont know from where these rumors come. She only told that she did not want to give him divorce when he asked. And even medias reported this rumors as "allegedly" so they can't get sued but still can get their clickbait.So my thoughts? This is their private life and not my business. Let the court decide on their divorce.

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    bangeryun94 Ninson Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    It is indeed their private life, something I'm sure his wife tried to keep secret so as not to humiliate their daughter, herself and Hong Sang-Soo. But someone chose to leak all that she tried to keep from the public. I believe the last thing this woman wanted was to have her personal struggle pasted all over the news.

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