On June 21, past 'Kakao Talk' messages between Kim Min Hee's mother and Hong Sang Soo's wife were revealed. The actress's mother defended her daughter while the director's wife expressed her pain. Their messages are as follows:
Hong Sang Soo's wife: Please help me convince your daughter. I am in so much pain.
Kim Min Hee's mother: Who do you think is in more pain? The wife of the husband who is having an affair, or the mother of the daughter who is in love with a married man?
Wife:You don't understand the feelings of the woman who has had her husband stolen from her. Ask anyone around you who is in the more difficult situation.
Mother: My heart is crying right now.
Wife: Your daughter is an adulterer who has broken up a happy family.
Mother: I raised my daughter preciously. Do not speak ill of her.
Wife: This is not a situation for you to be telling me how preciously you raised her.
Mother: You are also a mother of a daughter yourself.
Wife: You do not seem to realize that in this situation, it wouldn't even be enough for you to apologize to me a hundred times for raising your daughter the way you did and putting my family through this pain.
Mother: Well, the director will return to you soon once he realizes what is right.
Meanwhile, Kim Min Hee is continuously under criticism for her affair with Hong Sang Soo.