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K-drama writer Kim Eun-sook denies divorce rumors

By Hong Dam-young

Published : June 26, 2018 - 13:29

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Screenwriter Kim Eun-sook, the mastermind behind hit dramas such as “Descendants of the Sun” and “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God,” has nixed rumors that she divorced her husband.

Earlier on Tuesday, a local media outlet reported that Kim recently separated from her husband after 12 years of marriage. It claimed that the writer has been focusing on writing the script for “Mr. Sunshine,” a highly anticipated tvN drama, after overcoming the pain. 

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Shortly after the news broke, Kim took to Twitter to refute the rumors herself.

She wrote, “I got snaked while sleeping, as I suddenly became a divorced woman after I woke up. I saw the article that was written as if the rumors were true.”

“I am not divorced. Three members of my family are living well, and I’m very frustrated that this kind of article could be published without my confirmation.”

While strongly denying the rumors, Kim added that she would not be able to attend a press conference for “Mr. Sunshine” that is scheduled to be held Tuesday in Seoul, as she is too busy putting the final touches on the script. 

Starring big-name actors Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tea-ri, “Mr. Sunshine” centers on a young boy born into a house servant’s family. He travels to the United States during the US expedition to Korea in 1871.

The drama will premiere exclusively on Netflix starting July 7. Some of the most popular dramas written by Kim include “Lovers in Paris,” “On Air,” “Secret Garden” and “The Heirs.”