Back in March, Choi Ji Woon confirmed that she tied the knot with a mystery man in a hush-hush ceremony. In the wedding photos released, his face was not visible in any of the snaps, which caused many to wonder about his identity. At the time, the actress explained that she kept her nuptials private because of her husband is a non-celebrity.
However, Korean news outlet Dispatch released an exclusive report on her husband, claiming that the man, identified by his surname Lee, is nine years younger than Choi Ji Woo. In addition, they claimed that they dated for at least three years, instead of the one year that was previously claimed.
They added that he changed his name in 2015 while he was dating her, and he started his own O2O (online to offline) business. Insiders then alleged that he used to work at a host bar, and that Lee’s business is funded by Choi Ji Woo.
In response to the rumours, YG Entertainment confirmed that Lee is nine years younger than Choi Ji Woo, and is the CEO of a company for an application based on an O2O platform. They added that the actress did not share more about her husband because it may cause preconceptions in his business or other areas, and that they hoped that “unfounded speculation” will no longer be made.