Goo Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun had starred in a reality show shortly after they got married back in 2017. The show Newlyweds Diary showed the daily lives of the couple as they spent their time at a temporary home in Gangwon-do.
The couple’s relationship became a hot topic through the show as it showed the loving and happy sides to their marriage. However, with the recent announcement of their conflicting divorce, an old interview from one of the writers on the show resurfaced.
During the press conference for the show, writer Kim Dae Joo had commented about how Goo Hye Sun had a tough time due to Ahn Jae Hyun’s personality.
I can tell Goo Hye Sun has a hard time. Although Ahn Jae Hyun is portrayed as a doting husband and romanticist on New Journey To The West, he makes the same mistakes as any average husband.
He lacks sense and even says things he shouldn’t say.
— Kim Dae Joo
He claimed that Ahn Jae Hyun’s perfect husband image wasn’t actually how he was in real life. He claimed that he himself was frustrated by how Ahn Jae Hyun treated Goo Hye Sun.
Ahn Jae Hyun may be a romanticist but he’s just like any husband in reality. You may think he’s the sweetest husband who’ll do anything for his wife, but he was the same kind of husband as anyone else.
While watching Ahn Jae Hyun, I personally felt frustrated. He was the type of husband that made me think, ‘You’re adding fuel to this fire. Preparing an event isn’t important. It’s important to listen to what she’s saying.’
— Kim Dae Joo
During the show, Goo Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun were seen having a dispute over the household chores.
Goo Hye Sun felt she was obligated to do all of the household chores and eventually expressed her frustration to her husband. Ahn Jae Hyun then responded that he’ll “help” her with the chores, but Goo Hye Sun was further agitated by the fact that he thought it was her duty instead of shared responsibility.
After three years of marriage, Goo Hye Sun and Ahn Jae Hyun have come to a crossroad where Ahn Jae Hyun claims that they both agreed to a divorce, while Goo Hye Sun claims that she doesn’t want to divorce.