Actress Choi Ji-woo’s Fans against Dispatch for Leaking Her Husband’s Information
South Korean actress Choi Ji-woo married her husband of real life on March 29, 2018, in a private wedding. The actress did not even consider revealing her spouse's identity, keeping the couple's privacy in high regard.
Since then, Ji-woo's personal life has been the subject of curiosity. But Korean media outlet Dispatch disclosed unverified details about the actress's other half. The result?
Thousands of supporters signed an online petition to support the Winter Sonata star's privacy, asking to abolish Dispatch's reports on Ji-woo's husband.
Who Is Choi Ji-woo's Husband?
Understandably, people are curious to know more about their preferred celebrities and public figures. However, one also must acknowledge that the public figures have private lives, and they have every right to keep it away from the spotlight.
The Stairway to Heaven star also tried to maintain privacy around her married life.
Sadly, she failed to do so after a few outlets — Dispatch happens to be one of them — revealed her husband's details, including his last name, age, and employer.
Dispatch's report, published in July 2018, stated that the actress's spouse was nine years younger than her.
Also, he changed his name due to his relationship with her, and the two dated for three years before their marriage.
Ji-woo first filed a complaint against Dispatch for releasing her spouse's personal information in her defense.
Following that, a report claimed by the actress's management agency, YG Entertainment, came out.
The report stated that the couple had dated for a year, contradicting Dispatch's accounts that had claimed that the couple was dating for three years before their marriage.
The agency also asked the public and the media to stop making baseless assumptions, as the actress was under tremendous pressure because of the breach of privacy.
The reason why we did not reveal the husband’s personal details is because we thought it can create needless prejudices regarding the husband’s business and other work. - YG Entertainment
Parallelly, Ji-woo's supporters and those who respected her privacy started signing an online petition on the presidential office's website demanding the report's abolishment.
As of July 16, 2018, the number of supporters to sign the petition had reached over 201,739.
Many times, the stories they cover turn out to be mere rumors. Not only does this hurt the targeted celebrity, but it also hurts his or her fans and the people related to them.
According to a petition website named Blue House, the government will release an official response or statement for any petition with over 200,000 signatures.
Choi Ji-woo and Her Husband Have a Daughter
In December 2019, Ji-woo announced that she and her husband were expecting their first child together.
Following the announcement, the married pair welcomed their baby daughter on May 16, 2020. The actress was 45-years-old when she gave birth to her first child.
Choi Ji-woo spending time with her daughter in June 2021. (Photo: Instagram)
Confirming the news, Ji-woo's agency, YG Entertainment, posted a statement. "Choi Ji Woo gave birth to her daughter this morning. Both the mother and daughter are in good health," read the announcement.
The agency added that the actress and her newborn baby girl were resting and recuperating and thanked everyone who sent their congratulations.
Since her daughter's birth, Ji-woo has posted the baby girl's picture on Instagram time and again.
In fact, the very first picture she posted on her Instagram was her daughter's on February 12, 2021.
She uploaded a picture where she, her kid, and their pooch could be seen looking out of a window. In the caption, she wrote, "happy new year! It's a healthier and more troubled year for everyone."