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aespa’s Karina and Lee Jae Wook Split Due to Mental Strain: Agency Confirms Breakup

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aespa’s Karina and actor Lee Jae Wook have officially ended their relationship, citing mental strain from hate comments as the reason for their split. The couple’s breakup comes five weeks after they went public with their relationship, which initially sparked controversy and led to a ‘dating apology.’

Confirming the news, C-JeS Studios, Lee Jae Wook’s management agency, released a statement to SPOTV. The agency stated that Lee Jae Wook decided to terminate the relationship to focus on his ongoing work commitments. Despite the breakup, they assured that Karina and Lee Jae Wook would remain supportive colleagues and continue to pursue their respective careers. The statement encouraged fans to show interest and support for their future endeavors.

The relationship between Karina and Lee Jae Wook was exposed by South Korean media Dispatch on February 27, and it was promptly confirmed by both stars’ agencies. According to reports, the couple faced significant mental stress due to the negative comments and backlash they received after their relationship was made public. They also expressed remorse for the involvement of their fans in the situation, with Karina issuing an apology to her disappointed supporters.

Their dating timeline indicates that Karina and Lee Jae Wook grew closer after attending a fashion show together in Milan in January. Despite initially flying under the radar, their interactions at the event sparked speculation about their relationship. Subsequently, they continued to meet even after returning to Seoul, South Korea.

The news of their breakup follows another recent high-profile split involving My Name star Han So Hee and Reply 1988 actor Ryu Jun Yeol. Their relationship ended amidst fan backlash, with accusations of ‘transit love’ being leveled against them. Prior to his relationship with Han So Hee, Ryu Jun Yeol was in an eight-year relationship with actress Hyeri, which ended in 2023.

As Karina and Lee Jae Wook navigate their post-breakup paths, their agencies have emphasized their commitment to supporting each other professionally. Despite the challenges they faced in their relationship, fans can look forward to seeing both stars continue to shine in their respective careers.


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