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Kong Hyo-jin and Ryu Seung-bum

One of the nation’s most prominent celebrity couples has decided to call it quits after 10 years.

Kong Hyo-jin spoke to Ilgan Sports yesterday and confirmed the break-up with Ryu Seung-bum.

“We dated for 10 years, so in many ways it was time for it to end,” Kong said.

She also denied the rumor that she was involved with her co-star Ha Jung-woo from “Love Fiction.”

“It’s so frustrating that people assume that I’m seeing Jung-woo. Really, if you need a reason, it’s because I just wanted to take some time off from being in a relationship.”

Kong said that the two will remain as friends, as they’ve been each other’s best friends and supporters in the industry. On Ryu’s birthday last week, Kong said that she contacted him to wish him all the best.

Kong and Ryu were elementary school friends and became lovers after starring together in the 2001 SBS drama “Wonderful Days” as well as in the movie “Conduct Zero” (2002). In 2003, they broke up for a while but got back together in 2006.

By Carla Sunwoo
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