Jeon Hye Bin and Lee Joon Gi have split

The actors will continue to support each other as colleagues.

Jeon Hye-bin and Lee Joon-gi
Lee Joon-gi and Jeon Hye-bin.

It was only this April 4 that actors Jeon Hye-bin and Lee Joon-gi confirmed that they were in a relationship since early 2016. They are not together anymore.

As noted by website Soompi, it was revealed on August 25 that Jeon Hye-bin and Lee Joon-gi had broken up. The reason cited, once again, as in the case of many celebrity break-ups, too busy schedules.

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Namoo Actors, the talent management agency that represents both of them, said in an official statement as quoted by website Koreaboo, "Lee Jun Ki and Jeon Hye Bin have ended their relationship due to their busy schedules. Their relationship faded away naturally due to this factor." Soompi also notes that an inside source revealed that the actors will continue to support one another as colleagues.

On April 4, Namoo Actors had released a statement which read, "Lee Joon Gi and Jeon Hye Bin met as colleagues through a drama in 2014, and when the first dating rumor report was released, they were good friends at the time. However, the two progressed into a dating relationship sometime during the beginning of 2016."

Jeon Hye-bin and Lee Joon-gi started out as friends, on the sets of their drama 'Gunman in Joseon.' The actress appeared on the April 27 broadcast of 'Happy Together 3' where she revealed details about their relationship.

"In the beginning, I honestly thought I wasn't right for him since I had a rather tomboyish and jolly personality. Since we were friends for a long time, I didn't expect it to turn out this way," Hye-bin had said about Lee Joon-gi.

She also added, "At first I just thought of him as a generous sunbae who looked after his fellow juniors and was a well-mannered person. But the more I confronted him, I realized that he was a good person. After that, we kept bumping into each other, and he just started leaving many comments on my social media page. So we gradually became lovers."

Lee Joon-gi had written on his fan page back then, "My heart feels very heavy just thinking about everyone's shocking and confused state. Though it is a bit late, I would like to present my true feelings" and added "I had felt a different emotion after meeting with her on the drama set and I needed some time to straighten out my thoughts. That friend was someone who understood and comforted me a lot who happened to be a bright and warm person."

The two actors have not commented personally on their break-up.

This article was first published on August 25, 2017