Source: The Korea Herald/Asia News Network
By Ock Hyun-ju
South Korean actress Lee Min-jung, the wife of top-tier actor Lee Byung-hun, is currently staying at her parents’ home away from her husband, Korean media reported Thursday.
Lee, who stayed in Paris for two weeks, returned to Korea on Tuesday.
The actress headed to her parents’ home in Gangnam, southern Seoul, instead of going back to the home she shares with her husband after shooting a TV commercial.
“Lee came back to Korea to attend her friend’s wedding. It would be a lie if she said she wasn’t hurt by the incident,” said a source close to the actress.
“She wanted to stay out of the public eye (after the incident).” Lee’s every move has been under the spotlight after her 44-year-old husband was involved in a scandal with two young women in their 20s.
Earlier this month, K-pop girl group GLAM’s Dahee, 20, and model Lee Ji-yeon, 25, threatened to disclose a video of a lewd conversation involving the three unless the actor them 5 billion won (US$5 million).
The incident went viral after the actor reported the case to the police on Aug. 28. The two women were arrested on charges of attempted blackmail on Sept. 1 and sent to the prosecution.