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Hyun Bin enters marines, splits with Song Hye-gyo
by | March 7, 2011 | 320 Comments

Well, I can’t say I’m surprised. Hyun Bin (Secret Garden) entered the marines yesterday-today (That’s what I call Korea’s yesterday, which is our today. Don’t get me started on the tomorrow-today, which is ass backwards and not unlike time travel), to begin his two-year mandatory military service. He was sent off with lots of fans and the accompanying media frenzy, and shed tears of gratitude as he said goodbye and entered the base. And then about eight hours later, news broke that he had split with girlfriend Song Hye-gyo (Full House, The World They Live In).

The two stars met on the 2008 drama The World They Live In, and have been dating for roughly two years. Speculation about their breakup has been circling the media for almost a year, since both of them have spent the better part of 2010 completely entrenched in a myriad of projects, many of which were filmed overseas (Hyun Bin’s Late Autumn in Seattle, Song Hye-gyo’s The Grandmasters in China). But they’ve stayed quiet about the relationship for some time, and it was announced that Song Hye-gyo would not be accompanying Hyun Bin to the marine base.

It turns out that they purposely waited until after he entered the army to make the announcement public, so as to keep the public’s focus on their respective projects rather than their relationship. Personally, I think it’s a smart move. They’ve been dodging breakup speculation for a while, and if this news had broken even one day earlier, Hyun Bin’s entire army sendoff would’ve been about this, and not a tearful-but-happy goodbye.

Statements released indicate a mutual breakup due to busy conflicting schedules, and outside stress and pressure concerning their relationship status. Yeah, I’m gonna go ahead and say that it’s not unwarranted. But hey, you’re Hyun Bin and Song Hye-gyo. Whadduya gonna do?

This doesn’t come as a shocker since everything about their diverging careers screamed we are broken up, and mostly what I’m taking away from all this is that Hyun Bin has got some seriously savvy management. He’s basically done every single thing right, just before his army duty. Hit drama? Check. Massive CF lineup? Check. Big sendoff? Check. Amicable split with girlfriend announced the day after so that every woman turns into a puddle of goo imagining how lonely and heartbroken he is, entering the army? Check.

We’ll miss ya, Binnie. See you in two.

Via Osen

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320 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Nokcha

    Well, I’m not surprised, but a little disappointed. Did like them as a celebrity couple

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    • 1.1 Aidan

      Agreed

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  2. Joy

    Lee Da Hae needs to sign up with his management/learn from him ASAP.

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    • 2.1 Fasiris Fay

      lol
      that MIGHT help her >_>

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    • 2.2 Bluefyre

      Haha! I agree with this statement :D

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    • 2.3 skyyy

      lol, perfect reply.

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    • 2.4 siam

      hahaha OMO, so well said ! Thumbs up !

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    • 2.5 mrskimchee

      LOL!

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    • 2.6 swt

      i dont think so. because part of lee da hae problem was her own attitude.

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    • 2.7 nozomi05

      so true! hehehe… lol

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    • 2.8 nozomi05

      so true! hehehe… lol. Lee Da Hae needs a new management company.

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    • 2.9 maria

      ooh catty. i likey. rawr. :P

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    • 2.10 tisyamey

      and she better do it quick! hahahahahaha…..

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  3. Fasiris Fay

    awwww he looks like a boy!! wow that sheared hair really changes a man :(
    gonna miss him!

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    • 3.1 Rina

      He looks so different! I miss his locks :)

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  4. Cindy

    I KNEW IT!!!! Tears!!! I was a fan of their relationship!! Sigh…

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    • 4.1 Santa's little helper

      I wasn’t ;(
      So no tears here :D

      Now all he has to do is finish his duty and come back in 2 years and get together with Ha Ji Won & have beautiful babies >:D

      Not saying this because I liked SG but… seriously they look so GOOD together :)

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      • 4.1.1 zoe

        Well i think BInnie n Song Hye-gyo’s babies would be cuter than Ha Ji Won n Hyun Bin’s babies. Dont get me wrong I love Ha Ji Won, amazing actress, one of favs! But u ve got to admit Song Hye Gyo is beautiful.

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        • 4.1.1.1 anna hae

          so you were saying that Ha Ji Won isn’t? IT’S subjective you know.

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        • 4.1.1.2 mamie

          I LOVE THEM. Been Support them also. SHK can always get other Korean man as good as HB, but HB will be difficult to get anyone even as equal as SHK. Its not like i dont like HJW, she just not HB match. That’s all. At least in my opinion. Peace…

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          • 4.1.1.2.1 Dis

            I completely disagree with your statement. HB & HJW are toally matched. SHY has had so many scandles with all of her acting partners. That doesn’t look good at all in the public eyes. She needs to be careful about it.

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          • 4.1.1.2.2 LOL

            lol don’t compare Ha Ji Won with SHK. Ha Ji Won is 123456789x better than Song Hye Kyo. she’s a true versatile actress and Korea’s sweetheart. and besides SHK acting skill just…. blah.

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          • 4.1.1.2.3 edi

            its true but if they love its other go on who cares with their openion

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        • 4.1.1.3 rep

          SHY is a not beautiful, just cute. That’s it. She is too short as well. Acting wise, she is suck.

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      • 4.1.2 joo raim

        i’m totally agree with 4.1. if HB n HJW will be together in real life,i don’t mind if there is no SG 2. i will make a party celebration if the wedding bell really ringing :))

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      • 4.1.3 joo raim

        i’m totally agree with 4.1. if HB n HJW really together,i don’t mind if there is no SG 2.i will make a party celebration when the wedding bell really ringing :))

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        • 4.1.3.1 fafa

          @ joo raim, yupp i just loved hyun bin and ha ji won … best actor and actress …. ;)

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      • 4.1.4 Niki

        oh yeah! i totally ship Ha Ji Won and Hyun Bin. They’re absolutely lovable in SG. And i love the way Hyun Bin handled his stardom. You know he put alot of thought into his actions based on the string of events before his enlistment.

        On the side note, I think SHG fits Bi more. ^^

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        • 4.1.4.1 joo raim

          HB~HJW n SHG~Bi : AWESOME
          what should i do? double party or Secret Full House Garden party….lol :)

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          • 4.1.4.1.1 mamie

            SHK~HB will absolutely back together before HB finish his MS. Face valuation, HJW just cant not be matched to HB.

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      • 4.1.5 bloghopper

        ahh, how nice if he could get together with ha ji won, huhu. hopeless romantic me.

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      • 4.1.6 Thaya

        Yes…remember HB and HJW have the natural beauty no plastic sugery … and no offense to other party… and i think all of the babies who entered this universe are all cute.. they are fresh and pure gift … no need to analyze.. i agree that HB and HJW looks so good and real together..both on screen and out screen..hey not to mention i’m secret garden and full house fan then HB-HJW and Bi-kyo shipper forever…yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

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        • 4.1.6.1 Lea

          Except that HJW is not naturally pretty.

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          • 4.1.6.1.1 Thaya

            She is far beyond beauty or pretty face and she is an amazing yeoja…

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          • 4.1.6.1.2 Liz

            and what about SHK? she’s the queen of plastic surgery. oh so ‘NATURALLY’ pretty. mwahahah puh-lease!

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      • 4.1.7 gaye

        I agree with you… Fighting!

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      • 4.1.8 Elllen

        I agree. Hyun Bin & Ha ji won look good together. Sizzling chemistry. More HB/HJW, please. See you in 2years, Hyun Bin. Will miss you! I just have to watch Secret garden again while missing you!

        I’m not surprised SHK/HB is over.
        Reminds me of one Kdrama actor who broke up with his gf before going into military service then hook up with another actress when he came out who was his lead partner in a drama before going in.

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        • 4.1.8.1 BOGCHI

          Who was this? Lee Dong Gun?

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      • 4.1.9 yay

        I completely agree!!! a girl can only wish..dream….

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      • 4.1.10 Dems

        agreed. HYUN BIN & HA JI WON ftw! ;)

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      • 4.1.11 fafa

        agree with you…not because of SG but they match each other, they will be a perfect couple

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      • 4.1.12 shakira

        yah!youre right ha ji won and hyun bin forever!!

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        • 4.1.12.1 shakira

          [''.]yah!youre right ha ji won and hyun bin forever!!['',]
          ♥♥♥hajibin♥♥♥

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      • 4.1.13 hahyun

        yah , i agree with you !

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      • 4.1.14 Ara

        Totally agree :)

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  5. Bella

    LOL, savvy management but also not the savviest considering Hyun Bin lied through his teeth in Taxi. Of course acting all defensive and beligerent (almost) when it came down to the Q and A of his relationship status with his ex didn’t help kill the break-up rumors as well. I guess this just goes to prove that you can’t trust official statements through management companies that insist that you two are “happily dating away.”

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    • 5.1 jojo

      Maybe it’s a PR move to take the pressure off both of them for the next two years…

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    • 5.2 ck1Oz

      The aricle said they broke up early in the year.Wasn’t Taxi filmed straight after SG…maybe they haven’t broken up by then.

      I saw that episode.Did he act defensive?I thought he was nonchalent…casual like answering it.

      After saying that…I am pretty sad.I always support my favourites having a special someone in their life.

      Nooo…who’s he gonna call on when they’re allowed to call home during training then?

      What’s the use of all the fame when you need someone when you’re in the Marines for 2 years :-(

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      • 5.2.1 elsie

        I did see that episode of Taxi and he said he had a girlfriend. Maybe he’s dating someone else?

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        • 5.2.1.1 tamu

          Ha Ji Won… based on his senior JDG and KSY…

          He’s learning from the experience

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      • 5.2.2 adj

        don’t worry, he will call me ;-)

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        • 5.2.2.1 ck1Oz

          First in the Q huh?

          Booking your spot!

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        • 5.2.2.2 gaye

          Hi there… can he call both of us?

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      • 5.2.3 walkingfree

        He could call his mom and dad in that new house he bought last year. :)

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    • 5.3 SpongeBob

      Exactly!! Never trust any official statements, always take it with a pinch of salt. Actors and actresses are by nature good liar, otherwise how can they be convincing to watch?

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      • 5.3.1 Birdie

        So true. We , the public , only get to hear and see what they want us to hear and see. We will never know exactly the truth. Aren’t celebrities very careful with their images?

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        • 5.3.1.1 SpongeBob

          Fans are mostly blind and very forgiving. They don ‘t care too much about the actor or actress’ integrity and ethics.

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          • 5.3.1.1.1 Celexa

            Fans should be forgiving…

            I judge them on their acting and service to community… the rest of their lives are private… I don’t need or want to know every personal detail.

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      • 5.3.2 hanzziii

        nahhhhhh!!!! not all of them,hyun bin is excluded from your list…..

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    • 5.4 chong

      savvy mgmt yes & i’d totally understand where binnie & the mgmts are coming from. but…uhhhh. is it weird that i kinda pity Song? she is left all alone fending the impending interviews while binnie is in the army?

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      • 5.4.1 Rina

        I can see your perspective, since he’s in the military for 2 years, he won’t be asked all these questions about their relationship (except for his peers in the military).
        All the media spotlight will be on Song Hye-gyo, people will be asking her why they broke up, how long have they been broken up, etc.

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        • 5.4.1.1 mimosa

          Is there a female military camp that SHG could escape to too, so as to ward off all those pesky queries about her breakup?

          But if we love BOTH of them, isn’t it better only one need to take the heat, instead of two ? LOL

          Btw…. I personally love the natural beauty of HJW. Her teeth are uncapped and her nose and eyes untouched by any knive. And she had that alluring x factor which is decidedly captivating, more so to guys ! heheh. An aside – she’s so uncannily resembles her actor brother, esp the eyes, don’t u think ?

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      • 5.4.2 SpongeBob

        She seldom attends interviews, nevertheless she can handle the press very well. Frankly, I do not think generation Y really care much about what other have to say and she herself looks quite confident and at ease with herself, why do we need to worry about it?

        I have seen couple of her interviews, she definitely has the maturity and wisdom beyond her age, and most importantly the adaptability skills to different environment.

        It is just a matter of opportunity, and with good preparation i.e improve on her acting skill and English pronunciation, she is likely to hit it big in the next two to three years.

        Eventually, I believe they will reunite, and perhaps tied the knot.

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        • 5.4.2.1 Kadict

          I’m tired with their love affair and if they come to reunite after the next 2 yrs then what the excuses to make again since the same situation has to happen- no time, schedule tight, pressure from media They’re in the same industry and belong to the public so all of these things have to happen.

          Besides, before Binnie went to the military, he endured a lot of interviews and pressure alone without support. Now, it’s her turn which is fair enough. Moreover, I read from many news on the premier of his movies, none of the cheerful support shows out to him at all. To live in the couple life in the future, this has to be thought of a lot. Happy we’re together, Hard time you’re alone.

          I cheers him up with someone else who does support him when he’s successful or failure both in his careers and his personal life.

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        • 5.4.2.2 rep

          No reunite with each other because they are totally different people. HB & HJW will unite forever.

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          • 5.4.2.2.1 fafa

            @ rep …. i agree…. hb & hjw will be a perfect couple….. :P

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    • 5.5 kain

      Spazzing monotonous repetitive same old emo wailing again is so not getting me any sympathy for yr gal kiss her ass– nice!

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    • 5.6 JAMBO42

      Well, what if he didn’t mean SHK?

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  6. Ambie

    awww Binnie!!! well we’ll see him DEC 2012!

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    • 6.1 gingeranna

      Oh yes and I just hope that the world won’t finish, so I will see his next drama :)

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      • 6.1.1 ilikehim

        LMAO. Every time someone mentions something about 2012..i think of the end of the world..

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        • 6.1.1.1 gaye

          hahaha… that’s true but we have to welcome HB from the military first before end of the world.

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      • 6.1.2 shin mi rae

        rofl. you are funny.. lets wish the world will not end so we can welcome binnie back.

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    • 6.2 ohemgee

      oh lordy! dec 2012?!!!!

      we will be sorely missed, but never forgotten! i plan to re-watch his entire body of work by then! ;)

      i’m neither surprised nor upset about the breakup. all’s well that ends well, i say!

      good luck to you binnie!

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  7. MJP

    I wish both of them well.

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    • 7.1 QD

      hear! hear!

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  8. hbshky0

    wish him the best of luck!

    i’ll miss him TT^TT

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  9. Biscuit

    This makes me go aww while still mumbling bits of yays to myself.

    Not that I’m happy that a couple has broken up… but…

    The Binnie is AVAILABLE.

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    • 9.1 Jomo

      Exactly my feelings!
      +Like

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    • 9.2 Zoe

      <>

      I <3 this!!!!! hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!! Nice turn of phrase…

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    • 9.3 Zoe

      “while still mumbling bits of yays to myself”

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    • 9.4 kappy

      True, true, true!

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  10. 10 Arhazivory

    Bye Bye Binnie. And I agree…his management is really good.

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  11. 11 MsRetta

    Best of everything Hyun Bin….

    Seems like a smart move. He seems to have a good head on his shoulders. It will be two years and so so much can happen.Feelings change and so do people. I’d like to think its less about savvy management moves and more about common sense, in both their personal lives.

    In any case HB……..take care….look forward to your return.

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    • 11.1 saraha

      I like your sentiments. Savvy management can do so much, but what really shines through is when a celeb/public personality has common sense and a good head on their shoulders. It shows in interviews on and off-screen and BTS takes. I think Hyun Bin has got that going for him, which will really enable his career after he leaves the military.

      I wasn’t suprised by the break-up. It seems that they’ve been spending a lot of time apart in the past few months…

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    • 11.2 Fishy

      I feel soooo sad about not being able to see HB in 2 years and about his break-up with Song Hye-gyo…=’(

      I absolutely loved the couple (I’m a big fan of them in The World They Lived In and I was sooo happy when I heard they were actually dating in real life)

      But I totally agree that the break-up makes sense (HB probably doesn’t want SHG to wait for him when he can’t really promise her anything…but who knows what will happen in 2 years?)

      Wish them the best.

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      • 11.2.1 gaye

        I agree… 2 years is so long. HB is doing his own thing while SHK waits for him? For a girl who’s so pretty and talented, every guy would want to date her. Good move for Hyun Bin oppa. That only shows he’s selfless and willing to let go despite the fact that he knows the uncertainty of life when he comes back. I love Hyun Bin oppa so much.

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        • 11.2.1.1 he's just not that into you

          No, if a man wants a woman he will hold on to her. He won’t let her go for another man to grab her.

          He doesn’t want SHK anymore or vice versa.

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          • 11.2.1.1.1 saraha

            I kind of agree. I think it’s more than HB letting SHG go for her own good or whatever…

            Primarily, I think their relationship hasn’t been going well the past few months. They had been spending A LOT of time apart. If they can’t work on their relationship while he’s out of the army, what’s the guarantee that they can work on it while he’s inside?

            Then again, I don’t know them personally, so I can’t talk like I know their situation.
            (And I don’t understand people saying that HB will never find a girl as good as SHG or that Ha Ji Won is a better match. Guys, do you actually KNOW these people PERSONALLY? If not, then you can only take your comments so far.)

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          • 11.2.1.1.2 rep

            I agree with you 100%.

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      • 11.2.2 mimosa

        Am quite ignorant about this korean military thingy……are they not allowed any sort of home leaves whatsoever in their 2 years ‘incarceration’?

        Will he be like totally cloistered in the army base, almost like in the nunnery and not allowed ANY outside contacts or communications?

        If the above is not the case, i really don’t see what’s the problem with a gf waiting for the guy enlisted.

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        • 11.2.2.1 jojo

          I’m sure they get “leave” after basic training and other times. Kang-in made an appearance at a SuJu concert last summer after he finished his basic training. Which reminds me, the strains of SuJu KRYs “Let’s Not” have been floating in my mind these last few days.

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          • 11.2.2.1.1 mimosa

            Tx lots, jojo ! Again….. one of the reasons i love this site is cuz the commentators care to respond to most queries posed here ^^ Kamsahamnida :)

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      • 11.2.3 edi

        me to i love this couple.I watch some of hyun bin ang SHY pics together they look so so inlove

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  12. 12 Mac B.

    Not to sound terribly superficial…but seeing these pictures, I’m deeply mourning the loss of his hair :( Bye-Bye lovely Kim Joo Won hair :( In all seriousness, though, I wish Hyun Bin best of luck in the marines! looking forward to his return in two years.

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  13. 13 elle loves kdrama

    Sadly, I am not very surprised by the news about their break up… On a different note, the pictures of his send off were so emotional. You can really tell how touched he is by the love from his fans.
    Good luck Binnie! See you in 2 years!

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  14. 14 Bluefyre

    Yay! I’ve been waiting for this post.

    I am SO gonna miss him! But at least we got Secret Garden (and more), two movies, a ton of CFs, and two special songs to watch/listen to over and over again until Dec. 2012. Sad about the break up (eh..not really^^ I prefer him with HJW now. Am I fickle or what? ;) ), but at least he can really concentrate on what’s in front of him.
    (I need to take my own advice. lol)

    Best wishes, Binnie! See you soon!

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  15. 15 dkm

    Wow, he stands out in the crowd. Yum!

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  16. 16 djes

    I’m not surprised either..

    ah well, good luck for both of them!

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  17. 17 Lucas

    thanks jb,

    Trying to win fans heart for the coming two years !.

    something not right with the prostation – to netizen !.

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    • 17.1 Lucas

      Oh sorry, thanks girlfriday

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  18. 18 abcz

    it’s saddening..they are such a lovely couple but its time to say goodbye..sigh

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  19. 19 danna

    whoa…that took me by surprise…..i admit i’ve been thinking that they’ve been broken up for a while now because of the rumors and the fact they’ve been so mum about their relationship…but i’m still surprised that they decided to release it like this…very smart move on his part indeed…lol
    on another note i will miss him so very much!….i stayed up till late last night just so i could catch the first pics showing his leaving……i definitely teared up a little seeing him emotional despite the fact that i’ve been complaining about the Binnie overexposure post SG….lo

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  20. 20 show2007

    Binnie, wish you the best and in you back in 21 months. His mgmt company did a good job but it is also common sense that the two will break up eventually – imagine their busy schedules, they probably only see each other couple hours per month. Are you telling me this is what you call having a relationship? Anyway, wish them both the best!

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  21. 21 Ugh

    No comment on the relationship because that is no one’s business but their own.

    All I want to say is: You have to giggle at how tall he is compared to the rest of the Marine enlistees. Love it! :)

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    • 21.1 CPW

      i was going to comment on that..0)
      binnie is so much taller and better looking…;0)

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  22. 22 come2noona

    Gonna miss you Binnie!

    Work hard
    Keep healthy
    Stay safe

    …and that goes to all of you.

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  23. 23 LeMonS

    I am so going to miss him.

    Look how short everyone looks around him. I thought he was standing on something at first. Poor boys.

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  24. 24 Haj

    HE’S SO TALL.

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    • 24.1 Bernadette

      There are many korean actors who are much taller than him, like JJH,PL,JWS,CSW,SDY, IJH and many others.

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      • 24.1.1 mimosa

        Binnie is a 6 footer. For asians, any taller than 6 feet is like a bit out of proportion….. just sayin’

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    • 24.2 Anne

      Nope, the other are really short…LOL

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  25. 25 peanut butter

    You know, it’s sort of funny to see how much taller Binnie is compared to the people around him in the last photo. Done on purpose? Hmm, then again, the bald guy in the same photo sticks out, too.

    Anyways, it’s not that much of a surprise that they’re broken up seeing as they do have ridiculously busy schedules. Oh boo. They were such a cute looking couple, too!

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  26. 26 punch

    what?! Binnie will return in 2013! *sigh*

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  27. 27 ck1Oz

    God.How young do the kids look?

    Poor boys cold and wet spring training.

    We will miss you Hyun Bin.Stay safe and healthy that’s all I wish.

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  28. 28 beautac

    Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo are good looking couple, same age, reaching same goal together. Yes, they are cute couple that I like very much. It will become part of their life story.

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  29. 29 Kc

    Awww sad to hear that they amicably split (they always write this). And a nice move from HB’s team! Im sure the guy is heartbroken but Im sure SHG is hitting herself agreeing to this split. I will be waiting patiently for his release!

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  30. 30 nixxochick

    he’s single! and i’ll be waiting when he returns :)

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  31. 31 maxxx2303

    I always believed that thier relationship will never last and it came true.

    I think it must be SHK decision who wants to focus on her acting career more than his. Ha..Ha..

    Well he still have HJW as his friend.

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  32. 32 Yoori

    Sad, since they look so cute together but amen about how savvy his management is! HB and SHK are both A list stars so its hard to keep a stable relationship when the entire country and world is eyeing your every move. I wonder if it would work if .. say imagine they’re both not so high profiled celebs?

    I’ve got to say, SHK’s exs and rumored bfs has always been high profile stars! Girls got it goin’!

    WE MISS YOU HYUN BIN!!!

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  33. 33 mockerfab4

    I heart this man. Such a class act. To make sure people keep their focus on what a huge commitment the military is and not about a relationship. I’ll miss you oppa!

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  34. 34 dee

    no.no.no.no…………(holding on his legs)

    i miss him already. hope for his safety and health through out his 2 years service.

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  35. 35 saranga

    the breakup doesn’t come as a surprise… he’s been vague about her in various interviews and i think we would have been more surprised if they actually HADN’T broken up haha

    still i think his agency could have waited a bit longer to announce the split. it’s even plainer now how calculated it was. obviously announcing the breakup back in january wouldn’t have brought hyun bin any good, and i agree it was a smart move to conceal this information from the public.

    but to announce it within hours of his enlistment?? they couldn’t have waited a few days?? i don’t know, to me… it just looks… haha. on the other hand, i think most people already suspected it so maybe it was better to give up the ruse as quickly as possible… gah i’m mixed!

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    • 35.1 Celexa

      On the other hand, if they had waited too long into HBin’s military service… it would have appeared as SKG couldn’t wait for him and given him a “dear john” dump. gah.. so many ways to take this.. either way it’s always best to get it done at the right time and this was the right time.

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  36. 36 amielee

    i will def miss him…

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  37. 37 Jane

    The Ji Won/Binnie shippers must be over the moon now.

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  38. 38 mae86m

    Loved the ending comments girlfriday… so true! I actually thought of Gong Yoo’s send off too after reading this article and seeing the photos included. Some similarities there.

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    • 38.1 nikkyp28

      so very true… I was reminded of the same thing. LOL
      I wish Binnie well with the marines and hope to see him in 2013. I’ll be re-watching MNIKSS and SG and some of his latest movies while waiting….LOL

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  39. 39 SpongeBob

    I like the way they handle the press. It is called forthright and clear cut!!

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  40. 40 Blueangel

    Good news-Binnie is single Bad news he won’t be attainable till 2 years later.
    Smart move avoiding all rumors of breakup till army enlistment so that everyone is focused on their work not their break up. I don’t pay much attention to celeb hook ups or break ups even if i read them. but i’m glad things ended piecefully even if things didn’t totally work out.
    2 lonnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggg years what to do till then??

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    • 40.1 shin mi rae

      really guys, it means we have two years to prepare for the return of the BINNIE. hit the gym, visit your friendly neighborhood dermatologist – plastic surgeons, go to your witch doctor on standby for a love potion, study korean….. two years ladies… i bet there will be one long line at the gate upon his exit… shall we start signing a priority list now???? hey gf and jb, you can make a contest for the BINNIE’s priority list. whoever gets to answer the most number of binnie questions correctly gets to be at the head of the line.

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      • 40.1.1 Momolito

        I know he will be my inspiration at the gym!!

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        • 40.1.1.1 kappy

          Ooo, working out for Hyun Bin. I like that. That would make me do a few more sit ups, push ups, leg lifts, etc…

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      • 40.1.2 x0mi07

        Already saving up for my trip to meet him when he finishes his service!=P

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  41. 41 pbandj

    To be honest, this was all for Hyun Bin’s benefit. Not really at all for Song Hye Gyo. She could’ve said they were broken up at any point. It’s not like she was at all in the spotlight. Although I love Hyun Bin, I give credit to her and how she is the one who had to endure all the questioning while it’s not any benefit to her to keep it a secret.

    Anyways, I hope things start going better for Song Hye Gyo. The whole Lee Byung Hun fiasco and now this. Fighting to them both!

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    • 41.1 pencils

      Word.
      I think she’s even levelled headed in this whole thing…
      So damn calm.
      Now if the reporters just stop bugging her….

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    • 41.2 kaysee

      You make a good point. I really respect them both for how they’ve handled all the speculations surrounding, first, the possibility of their break-up, and now, its confirmation. Song Hye Gyo is known to be a very private person. I feel the Korean media will respect that and not pester her too much about the relationship, at least I hope they won’t.

      I can’t deny tho that I’m not sadden to hear they’ve broken up. They were such a pretty couple.

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    • 41.3 ruthie

      now, thinking about it…i feel sad for kyo. she have to deal with these messes in public ALONE! its should be hyun bin and her because they’re both in that relationship? kinda unfair. anyways, best of luck to SHK…fighting!

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    • 41.4 he's just not that into you

      Right on, I like her much more in how she handled this situation.

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    • 41.5 pugz

      For those who think its unfair that Hyun Bin is benefiting from the timing of all this, please remember he’s been forced to fend off in public all the relationship related pestering by the media over the past few months (unfortunately that is the price of the being in the spotlight) while she’s been able to stay relatively quiet about it. There is no reason to think that she’ll have to deal with the “messes in public alone” if she does not choose to be interviewed or have a press conference. In a situation like this, there really is no good time for breaking the news. I doubt that the timing benefits him more given that some people are already eager to imply he is leaving the mess for her to deal with. Wouldn’t his savvy management be able to foresee this if they are so calculating? Also, he is not immune to defamation and hater by being in the marines. Anyways, I respect their MUTUAL decision to make the announcement after his enlistment and wish them both the best.

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      • 41.5.1 AbaTeka

        I absolutely agree! The timing doesn’t benefits him. In fact, who are being blamed for the break up? Who has the sympathy of the public? If they would have done it earlier, HB will not be blamed alone particularly in the timing issue. He has not benefited from it just because they press cannot bombard him. SHG has mutually agreed to it, not just because of HB’s career and SG thing. AS I’ve said, netizen’s sympathy is with whom? IT is with her! Surely her next project will be a HIT with all the sympathy she is receiving.

        I just hope that netizens will not blame HJW because of this break up issue. I don’t think they broke up just this year and because of HER.

        Lastly, 2 people who are meant with each other, they will definitely end up together.

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        • 41.5.1.1 Kadict

          Totally agree with 41.5 & 41.5.1. I think the managements of both Binnie and SHK have made the secret agreements and plans for all the issues to the sake of both benefits. Personally, I think this is quite a drama they play to promote and to gain the public interest of Binnie and SHK. People always sympatize the poor lovers, and want to guess for the ending.

          I am happy that HJW finishes her part beutifully and does not have any further issue or concern relating to their relationship. Otherwise, she will be one who affects and looses the most in this game playing by them. She’s just used to support and promote, hope there’ll be none to use or to throw any garbage of this game story on her furthermore.

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    • 41.6 ????????

      Can you elaborate on the Lee Byung Hun fiasco? I think I missed it. Why did they break up? Was he a bad guy?

      I think these two were apart for a long time. I guess they had to admit it sometime and this was the time.

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    • 41.7 x0mi07

      Ermmm… not really, the press has already made such a big issue about SHK not going to Hyun Bin’s send-off so it makes sense to announce it immediately that they’ve broken up already.

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  42. 42 Christy

    Bye Binnie see you in 2013!

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  43. 43 J-star

    look, i’m not even surprised. i knew they’re gonna break up, don’t get me wrong i support them, but based on their busy schedules, the relationship is going to be tough for them.

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  44. 44 Infiniti512

    Ah but arent these standard moves in entertainment? How many breakups have been announced on, before, or right after enlistment? And the conflicting schedule answer is the standard in all breakups….”we grew apart”.

    They are both smart with their careers, and keeping their relationship private. I think they handled it all perfectly. Good luck Bin!

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  45. 45 asianromance

    You’re totally right about them being smart abt timing their break-up announcement – now people won’t gawk and talk abt their breakup if the two happen to be in the same neighborhood together. (now if they can lend their PR team to Lee Da Hae, it would be nice. i really want to see LDH bounce back). However, I do worry that SHK may have to deal with more questions.

    I wasn’t too fond of the couple (nooo HB, stay single forever so I can pretend I have a chance with you!), but I actually seriously thought that SHK and HB were going to make it to marriage and that he would propose to her before heading off to the marines.

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  46. 46 pipao

    im gonna miss him… see u in 2 sparky suit binnie!!♥

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  47. 47 Daniela

    Chale, 2 years. I was really touched by the pictures. He looked sad and moved. Yeah, Binnie, we love you,we will be waiting for you.

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  48. 48 pv

    Awww….Any break up is hard. Poor Oppa. I’m gonna miss him. See you in two yrs Hyun Bin Oppa!! =) Fighting!!

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  49. 49 theedie

    I really loved those two as a couple, so I’m really sad about this breakup. I’m hoping these two years in the military gives him time to think about the love of his life and realizes it’s her. Of course the mature person in me is saying “oh, that’s good that it was an amicable split and best wishes on all their future endeavors”, but the deluded fangirl in me is saying “twoo wuv conquers all!!!!!!”. *sigh*

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  50. 50 Suprized!

    I was a little afraid of reading the article because the Dramabeans site has been so snarky about all thnigs Hyun Bin since the notorious Secret Garden incident.

    Nice neutral write-up.

    A relief reading it.

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    • 50.1 skyyy

      They weren’t being snarky. They were mostly making fun of all the products/magazines suddenly raging for CF/photoshoot requests from Hyun Bin after the SG craze.

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    • 50.2 jandoe

      can’t help but agree. still love this site but for awhile i personally felt it became a little discomforting to read SG-related stuff here.

      so yes, thanks GF for this neutral write-up!

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      • 50.2.1 Jomo

        During and post SG in SK, ALL the stories, CFs, talk shows, entertainment news, were centered on HB. Everyone chased the money attached to him – the latest hot commodity.

        It was pretty much wall to wall SG, HJW and HB.

        We were not as aware about what was being aired and printed during this time as they were.

        The comments JB/GF make reflect how they feel about the Korean media, not the stars. They don’t dislike the man.

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    • 50.3 Sean

      …..same observation here…

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    • 50.4 Sarah

      I’m a new fan of Hyun Bin, so I apologize in advance if this is a silly question–what is this incident that keeps on being mentioned?

      Thanks!

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