Rumors Of Lee Jung-Jae’s Wife: Did He Get Married? His Girlfriends

October 5, 2023   | March 22, 2024  | 

    Lee Jung-Jae is not a stranger to people who loved Squid Game on Netflix. The South Korean actor-cum-filmmaker has gained quite the popularity since the show was released in 2021. Now, with his new series, Acolyte – a Star Wars spinoff – set to release soon, we can only imagine the massive turns his life’s going to take.

    Having said that, do you know what’s up with his love life? Last we heard, Jung-Jae was in a relationship with the ex-wife of the Samsung executive; did they tie the knot already?

    Key Takeaways

    • Lee Jung-Jae and his girlfriend Lim Se-ryung have known each other since 2005.
    • The couple was believed to be in love in 2010 and also speculated to be married in 2012.
    • Before Se-ryung, the actor had a hard breakup with Kim Min-hee.
    • Lee doesn’t have a wife right now.

    Lee Jung-Jae & Lim Were Very Good Friends Before Becoming Lovers

    Long before falling for one another, the duo were just friends. They met in 2005 through Jae’s ex-girlfriend Kim. Moreover, their first-ever meeting did wonders; they clicked very well and began hanging out as good companions.

    Furthermore, many might not be aware of this but Jung-Jae and Se-ryung were also initially involved in business together. They took a business trip to the Phillippines back in 2010. Soon enough, it was canceled by Lee’s agency, CJeS. They released a statement that stated,

    “The two have been friends for a long time. There was a rumor that the two have been in love since 2010 but they were nothing more than friends then.”

    Later on, Lee Jung also threatened to sue the media for spreading such rumors.

    The Pair Acknowledged Their Relationship In 2015

    After years of protecting each others’ privacy, Jung-Jae and his partner Kim Se-ryeong finally came clean about their affair in 2015. The exciting announcement made headlines in The Korea Herald. In turn, some of the fans were bewildered, but it was no news to most of them.

    Former wife of Samsung executive, Lee Se-ryeong
    The beautiful pair who made headlines in 2015 in S. Korea

    Ever since then, the pair have not missed out on any public events. Previously, the lovers were spotted together at the 10th Annual LACMA Art & Film Gala. Besides this, Lee and Lim also graced everyone with their presence at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards.

    Jung-Jae Mentioned Special Thanks To His Partner In The Credits Of Hunt

    Lee shocked every one of us through his awesome directorial debut in the movie, Hunt. But, what even surprised us more was the special mention he gave to his partner in the ending credits. By the sounds of it, it might be plausible for us to think that she held a significant position in its making.

    Moreover, Hunt became a massive success. The action thriller, released in 2022 was also featured at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. The director, along with his lovely girlfriend, made a grand appearance together at the screening as well.

    Lim Se-ryung Is Much Richer Than Her Boyfriend Lee

    It goes without saying that Lee Jung’s girlfriend is filthy rich. As the daughter of the business tycoon, Lim Chang-Wook, she is an heir to one of the largest companies in S. Korea, Daesang Group. Currently, she owns 20.4% shares of the firm which is worth $169 million.

    Lee Jung-Jae's girlfriend is the heir to Daesang Group
    An old picture of Lim on her wedding day with ex-hubby, Jae-Young

    Besides, she also benefited from her very expensive divorce from Lee Jae-Young, the executive chairman of Samsung. When filing for a legal separation from him in 2009, she demanded an alimony of $70 million.

    On the other hand, her celebrity partner stands at a net worth of $12 million.

    Are Lee Jung-Jae & Lim Se-ryung Married?

    In spite of being in each others’ loving embrace for eight years, Lee and Lim have not tied the knot. As you all know, Se-ryung came out of a long marriage when she first started dating the actor.

    So, it is highly likely that she’s taking her sweet time before she agrees to his proposal.

    Squid Game actor, Lee Jung-Jae is not married to Lim Se-ryeong
    Lee and Lim pictured at a red carpet event

    Debunking The Rumors Of Their Wedding In 2012 That “Never Happened”

    In 2012, it was reported Lee and Lim got married. But, like always, it was nothing but a hoax. Furthermore, Jung-Jae clarified everyone by saying,

    “As an entertainer, I think it’s part of the job to have your private life receive attention from the public, and you have to tolerate it to some extent. However, in the case of Lim Se-ryeong, she is an ordinary person, and especially the mother of her children, so she and her family may be hurt or her private life may be compromised.”

    Lee Jung-Jae’s Heartfelt Relationship With Ex-Girlfriend, Kim Min-hee

    Back in 2003, Jung-Jae was madly in love with the actress, Kim Min-hee. The two of them hit it off right away while filming the movie, Pure Love Spectrum. Eventually, they began dating and were so happy that they couldn’t contain their affair within themselves.

    Moreover, before Se-ryung came and swept him off his feet, Min-hee was the one for him. The actor took his former girlfriend on lovely getaways too. Fans noticed the pair for the first time while they were on a trip to New York for 11 days.

    S. Korean actress, Kim Min-hee dated Lee Jung-Jae in 2003
    Jung-Jae’s heartbreaker – Min-hee

    Despite a massive age gap i.e., Lee is 10 years older than Kim, the couple looked very stable. To add further, not only did he want to take her to public gatherings, but also wanted to marry her in the future. The actor even openly confessed this desire; he said,

    “I think she is my destiny. Stay with me for the rest of my life.”

    Then came an unexpected turn of events –  Min-hee broke up with him. This left Jung-Jae extremely heartbroken. Furthermore, the emotional turmoil was so high that he became an alcoholic.

    Thankfully, he was able to find light again – more importantly, love again – as Lim entered his life.