By Kwaak Je-yup
Jo Hye-ryun, veteran entertainer and TV personality, and husband have filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
The case was brought to court by mutual agreement and is currently nearing the end of legal proceedings. The period of deliberation, a necessary part of the Korean divorce process, has ended, according to her agency TN Entertainment on Thursday.
It disolves their marriage of 13 years.
The 41-year-old comedian has suspended her professional activities and is known to be staying in China at the moment.
“Ms. Jo will be on leave for the foreseeable future without any engagements,” said a TN Entertainment official.
In the past, she spoke openly about her marital troubles, sharing her stories with the public.
Since her 1992 debut with the national broadcaster KBS, Jo has established herself as a major comedian, even extending her humorous talents to reach Japan.