Actress Ku Hye-sun, engulfed in a widely publicised divorce, announced Monday she will temporarily suspend her showbiz career. “Ku Hye-sun will halt her show business activities. She plans to resume her academic career at Sungkyunkwan University,” said an official at Liwu Law Group, representing her.

The news came a day after Ku alluded to the departure on Instagram. Announcing the release of her book, I Am Your Pet, Ku said in a Sunday post: “I am here to give my last goodbye to you. I am grateful for the enormous attention and love you gave to me and I could achieve my dream thanks to that.”

Ku’s divorce row with actor Ahn Jae-hyun became the centre of attention after she divulged on social media last month that Ahn was moving to divorce her against her will.

The couple’s management agency, HB Entertainment, then announced that the two had reached a point where they could no longer continue their married life due to various problems, and had decided to part ways after serious discussions.

Ku has maintained she will continue her marriage, a position again confirmed by Liwu Law Group on Monday. “Ku’s stance remains unchanged that she will not divorce Ahn,” the official said.

Ku and Ahn, who met on the set of KBS 2TV’s medical fantasy series Blood, began dating in 2015 and tied the knot the next year. Shortly after that, the couple appeared on the reality TV show Newlywed Diary, which explored their married life. – The Korea Herald/Asia News Network